Experimental research is an essential component of learning science. The majority of faculty in our department actively engage students in their research, and mentor student researchers in long-term projects. This research is supported by the successful acquisition of federal funds, as well as university, department, and locally awarded research grants. One result of our success in receiving this extra- and intramural funding is a wealth of equipment to support our research endeavors.
In addition to our commitment to our research program, we recognize the importance of exposing all of our students to biological research principles, techniques, and equipment, not just those students in our research laboratories. Towards this end, we have incorporated those ideals and equipment into our teaching laboratories. Consequently, all our students are introduced to investigative exercises, and participate in short-term research projects in their courses.
We have fully equipped teaching and research labs with ample standard and up-to-date equipment and supplies. In addition to the typical laboratory equipment, we also have the following specialized large equipment.