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Located in the Lasry Center for Bioscience, the Biology Department houses an autoclave and dish room, along with other research and teaching facilities and equipment:

  • A dark room equipped with a UV transilluminator, gel documentation system, and phosphorimager
  • Molecular biology equipment, including a Qubit fluorometer, Nanodrop spectrophotometer, and MX3000P real-time PCR machine
  • An image analysis facility housing a Nikon Eclipse e600 compound microscope with fluorescence and DIC capability, a SPOT RT Slider digital camera, and Nikon SMZ stereo microscope
  • Four-degree Celsius and 37-degree Celsius walk-in environmental chambers

The Biology Department owns additional laboratory and field equipment available for both teaching and research activities.

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Biologists also have access to equipment in the Sackler Sciences Center and to a 48-node Linux-based parallel computing cluster housed in Clark’s Information Technology Services server room (Carlson Hall).

Faculty Research Laboratories

Biologists conduct research across disciplines, encompassing environmental science (ES), chemistry (C), biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB) and mathematical biology and bioinformatics (MBB).

Below are biologists’ laboratories, with cross-disciplinary focus indicated:

Principal Investigator Labs and Facilities
Nathan Ahlgren (BCMB; MBB) Marine Microbial Ecology Lab
John BakerSusan Foster (ES) The Stickleback Lab: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
Philip Bergmann (ES; MBB) Evolutionary functional morphology
Robert Drewell (BCMB; MBB) Gene expression
David Hibbett (ES; BCMB; MBB) Evolutionary biology and ecology of fungi
Denis Larochelle (BCMB) Cell and molecular biology
Kaitlyn Mathis (ES) Entomology
Néva Meyer  (BCMB) Evolution of nervous system development
Deborah Robertson (ES; BCMB) Regulation of primary productivity in marine ecosystems
Justin Thackeray  (BCMB) Genetics; cellular/molecular biology