Student examining a specimen in a microscope

Facilities & Equipment

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

The Department of Biology and Geology is housed on the first and second levels of the Science Building. The facility contains classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, laboratory prep areas, and offices for faculty and staff. Each of our classrooms and teaching laboratories are equipped with a computer projection system. The entire building has wireless access, as it true for the entire campus.

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Dr. Mills using the confocal fluorescent microscope and images taken with it

Our teaching and research laboratories house a wide range of equipment for developmental, ecological, toxicological, and molecular biology. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Laser scanning confocal fluorescent microscope
  • Stereo and compound fluorescent microscopes
  • High-speed centrifuges
  • UV/Vis spectrophotometers
  • Electrophoresis equipment for nucleic acid and protein analysis
  • Real Time and standard PCR systems
  • Mammalian cell culture facility with biological safety cabinets and CO2 incubators
  • Plant cell culture facility
  • Microinjection system for developmental biology studies
  • Digital gel documentation systems
  • Marine and freshwater systems for vertebrate and invertebrate studies
  • Environmental chambers
  • Experimental and specimen greenhouses