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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:
Cell biology
Molecular Science/Genetic Engineering
Protein Chemistry/Biotechnology

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