Biology Facilities at Hamline University

The biology department maintains laboratories and extensive equipment that permit a wide range of undergraduate study and research. Located on the second and third floor of Drew Science Center and in Robbins Science Center, our equipment includes:

  • Computer-integrated laboratories
  • Research microscopes
  • High-speed centrifuges
  • Exercise physiology equipment
  • Plant growth chambers and greenhouses
  • Bio-amplifiers
  • Ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers
  • Flow cytometer
  • PCR and gel electrophoresis equipment

Students conducting projects may arrange to use these facilities outside of regularly scheduled laboratory sessions. Computer integration is a focus of the biology curriculum, and eight biology laboratories are equipped with networked computers at each group workstation. These labs are also equipped with multimedia presentation stations, and equipment for computerized data acquisition and analysis.