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Olmsted Hall of Biological Sciences

Built in 1972, Olmsted Hall of Biology re-opened in 2015 after a significant renovation to house the Biology Department as well as resources the department shares with the Program in Neuroscience and Behavior and the Psychology Department. Major instrumentation includes genomic/proteomic/biochemical instrumentation, with a DNA microarray scanner; a cell imaging facility, including epiflorescent, confocal, and 3D microscopes with image acquisition and analysis tools; physiological instruments, such as microinjection tools; cell, plant, and animal culturing facilities, including sterile cell culture; a large greenhouse; electroencephalographic (EEG) recording systems; eye tracking systems, and a vivarium supporting animal research in biology, neuroscience and behavior, and psychology.

The Biology Department’s herbarium and phytotron facility, with a dozen controlled-environment chambers, are housed in the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences.