Wednesday March 10, 2010
The Biological Sciences campus at Ohio University consists of five buildings that contain modern research facilities. The new Life Sciences Building opened in 2003. The University also maintains a 682 acre land lab adjacent to the campus available for both teaching and research.
Special research facilities available include: an electron microscopy facility; a quantitative microscopy and imaging facility with a laser scanning confocal microscope; exercise and metabolic physiology facilities; a hybridoma facility; a molecular genetics laboratory with computer-assisted DNA, RNA, and protein sequencing facilities; a phosphorimager and fluorimager; a gel documentation system; an NMR facility; mass spectrophotometry facilities; a transgenic mouse facility; and a fluorescence activated cell sorter. AAALAC-accredited animal holding facilities are available for terrestrial and aquatic animals.
The Alden Library has approximately 1.1 million volumes and receives over 1000 biological and biomedical journals. Staff and students also have access to the shared resources of the OhioLink system of libraries across Ohio.
The Department maintains a 15,000 specimen vertebrate collection.