Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 02/02/06 The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch is opening the first “wet lab” in its 116-year history. “Wet labs” are equipped with fume hoods and sinks, among other equipment. The 1,800-square-foot laboratory, located on the second floor of the UTMB Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Building, features such state-of-the-art equipment as a bioimaging system, refrigerated centrifuges and high-tech freezers. Dean Pamela G. Watson secured the funding for the lab and recruited the first nurse-scientist to work in it. “I feel that the School of Nursing has a real responsibility to help UTMB advance its research mission,” she said.