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Biology Facilities


Biology Department facilities available to undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus

  • Mammalian cell culture facility
  • Forensic Science lab
  • 3130 Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer Capillary Sequencer
  • Applied Biosystems 7500 RT-PCR machine
  • EVOS FL Auto Widefield microscope
  • Nikon confocal microscope
  • Leica Stellaris 5 confocal microscope
  • Nikon widefield fluorescence microscope
  • LiCor 6400 Portable Photosynthesis System
  • LiCor 8100 Soil CO2 Flux System
  • Scholander xylem pressure chamber
  • Aquatic research facility equipped for live animal studies
  • Museum collections of plants, birds, mammals, and arthropods

Highlands Biological Station

Highlands Biological Station provides graduate students and senior scientists from throughout the United States with research and specialty course opportunities on Southern Appalachian biota.

Research funds and logistical support are available for qualified graduate students. The station is located 50 minutes from campus.

International Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, National Forests

Graduate students may become involved in research projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, both of which are International Biosphere Reserves. Research opportunities also are available in the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park and in Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

This research unit of the International Biological Reserve has been established and well known for its watershed research for over half a century. It is one of a few long term ecological research stations in the country. Cooperative research projects are encouraged by the permanent research staff as well as other universities working at the station.

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