The Biology Department is housed in the new Marian E.
Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center (KINSC).
This Center, completed in 2002, consolidates the sciences
(including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics,
Computer Sciences, and Psychology) into a single complex,
incorporating Sharpless and Hilles Halls with two new
wings, and the Science Library. With this construction,
Biology added modern teaching laboratories for all levels
of the curriculum, a biochemistry lab, a new microscopy
suite and tissue culture room.
The Biology Department has superb facilities that enable
students at all levels to engage in cutting edge research
in molecular and cell biology. The Department maintains
eight fully-equipped research laboratories for faculty
and senior biology majors, two media kitchens, light
and heavy instrument rooms, dark rooms, and multiple
constant temperature rooms.
We have recently created an online page describing our new "Haverford Cell and Molecular Imaging" Facility, which also provides links to protocols and a signup calendar for instrument usage.
The following is a partial list of major equipment:
Flow cytometers (FACSCalibur and FACSAria) to analyze
and sort fluorochrome-labeled cells
JEOL transmission electron microscope with associated
JEOL scanning electron microscope
Nikon confocal microscope
Preparative and analytical ultracentrifuges
Circular dichroism spectropolarimeter
Alphaimager and STORM phosphorimager
High pressure liquid chromatographs
Tissue culture incubators and hoods
Horizontal and vertical gel apparatus
and gel dryers
Liquid nitrogen and -70°C freezers