Modern laboratory space and state-of-the-art equipment are essential elements in the pursuit of BMB’s research mission.
In 2009-10, BMB teamed up with other departments within the School and with the Dean’s office and succeeded in obtaining a large ARRA grant ($16M) from the U.S. government to conduct major renovations to research facilities within the North Wing segment of the School’s building.
This effort will parallel a consolidation of BMB research space to the 3rd and 8th floors of the Bloomberg School’s building, made possible by support from the School’s administration and by the BMB department itself. These efforts will be completed by the Spring of 2013.
There remain two large areas, one on each of the 8th and 3rd floors, which are in great need of major redesign and renovation in the near future.
The department maintains shared equipment and facilities for the benefit of its researchers. Examples include a protein analysis facility, an X-ray crystallography suite and an electron microscopy suite. The Department also maintains shared instrumentation and cell and tissue culture facilities. Maintaining and managing equipment and facilities requires BMB personnel and external service providers.
Gifts towards supporting and enhancing the BMB infrastructure can be targeted as follows:
- BMB Infrastructure / Microscopy
- BMB Infrastructure / Protein analysis facility
- BMB Infrastructure / Laboratory space and equipment
- BMB Infrastructure / Computer hardware and software
- BMB Infrastructure / Classroom and meeting facilities
Please contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to learn more.