The Rockhurst Department of Biology is housed on the second floor of the St. Ignatius Science Building. Built in 1996, the St. Ignatius Science Center contains state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture halls, offices and class rooms.
Our Facilities include:
Our lecture halls and classrooms are equipped with computer-linked projectors for multi-media presentations.
We have multiple well equipped teaching labs, several computer labs and a student/faculty research lab. In addition, new faculty and student research labs are being renovated in Sedgwick Hall.
Linda Hall Library
The Science Center is a five minute walk from Linda Hall Library, the sixth largest library of science and technology in the nation.
Our equipment for performing experiments and labs in molecular biology include a PCR thermocycler, DNA and protein electrophoreisis equipment with photodocumentation capabilities, micro, preparative and high speed centrifuges, a laminar flow hood and cell culture incubators.
We have many light and dissecting microscopes available for student, faculty and lab use. We also have a phase-contrast microscope and a couple inverted microscopes.
Rockhurst is within easy driving distance of many opportunities for field research and learning experiences.