The Biology Department is located within the Cora and Bayard Clarkson Science Center, a building that houses the administrative, teaching and research facilities of the School of Arts & Sciences.
The research mission of the department complements our curriculum by providing individual project-based learning opportunities in the field and in state-of-the-art facilities.
The department also has a wide range of equipment and facilities for use in research involving:
Molecular Science/Genetic Engineering
The biology teaching labs are large and have recently been completely renovated and updated.
Our general facilities include:
- Freezers at -20 and -70 degrees for maintenance of tissue, protein and DNA sample
- Incubators at 4, 15, 37, 45, 60 degrees — maintenance and growth of bacterial, cell and tissue cultures
- Two autoclaves to support cell biology and microbiology labs that require sterile supplies
- MilliQ Water System for preparation of ultra-pure water for cell culture and other technical applications
- Fume hoods for working with hazardous chemicals
- Liquid nitrogen freezers for long-term cryopreservation of cell cultures
- Networked PCs for hands-on problem solving in molecular biology and ecology teaching laboratories