|Graduate students have
access to modern amenities that support an array of research subdisciplines
in the biological sciences including a 5,000 square foot transgenic
plant greenhouse, a NIH-approved animal facility, an electronics shop,
a machine shop, the Keith R. Porter Microscopy Suite, a DNA sequencing
lab, and an applied molecular biology lab.
supports department research.
including a Storm phosphorimager, U.V. fluorometer, image documentation
systems, and DNA sequencer.
Cell Biology: including confocal and electron microscopes,
and fluorescence activated cell sorter.
Biochemistry: including ultracentrifuges, HPLC and FPLC,
and fully-equipped cold rooms.
Neurophysiology: including video image analysis systems,
microspectro- photometers, andmacromanipulators.
| Numerous computers provide
department research support. The network infrastructure serving the
Biological Sciences Building and the adjacent Martin Schwartz Hall
was upgraded in 2001 to support high speed steaming video and graphics
through switched 10/100 MB connections to every computer.
|This upgrade was made
possible by a communications supplement from National Institute of
General Medical Sciences. It will allow the Department to incorporate
the latest Internet tools for instruction and research. The University
is connected to Internet 2,
a high speed national backbone to interconnect UMBC with other major
research and educational institutions.
The renovated Biology building
|A comprehensive $10 million
renovation to the 62,640 square foot Biological Sciences Building
upgraded, completed in 2000, and expanded the Department's research
and teaching laboratories and support areas. New research support
facilities include a research presentation room, a graphics shop,
a scientific dark room, an aquaria suite, five multi-range controlled
temperature cold rooms, a controlled temperature growth room, two
media preparation rooms, and three plant growth areas.
in other departments at UMBC are available to our students to
enhance their research.