Facilities & Research

Our department is located in Trafton Science Center, one of the best science buildings in the state university system. This building contains well-equipped research and teaching laboratories that favor an open, collaborative atmosphere for study and research. Our department is in close proximity to the other science and engineering departments, and therefore, provides great opportunities for collaboration and multidisciplinary study in chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences, physics and engineering.

Our modern facility is equipped with 18 research laboratories, plus support areas including: a media kitchen, environmental chambers, an animal-housing complex, a greenhouse, a dishwashing facility, a herbarium, an animal museum and a garage for field equipment. Our equipment is suitable for biological investigations ranging from ecosystem analysis to subcellular physiology.

Research and Teaching Infrastructure

Equipment and Instrumentation

  • Ziess LSM880 with Airyscan Confocal Microscope
  • Growth chambers
  • Walk-in cold rooms
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy
  • Brightfield and Widefield fluorescent microscopes
  • Spectoradiometer
  • PCR machines
  • DNA sequencers
  • -80c freezers
  • UV-VIS-NIR spectophotometers
  • Cryomicrotome
  • Motorized rotary microtome
  • HPLCs
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Infrared gas analyzer
  • Muffle furnace