Resources and Specialized Equipment

The Department of Biology has received a number of extramural grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health; many have provided unique and specialized equipment and physical resources. In addition, the department has received state funding and some contract funding, each contributing significantly to the resource and equipment inventory of faculty laboratories. Lastly, over the past 10 years, we have received over $20,000,000 to renovate and restore a large portion of the science facilities that we share throughout the science building complex (with over 200,000 sq.ft. of useable space).


Genome Center

Ultra Colds

ultra colds       ultra colds

Top Count

top count       top count

Environmental Chambers

environmental chambers
BBC-National Geographic crew filming for their story on the dissertation project of ISU PhD graduate Aaron Krochmal (pictured far right).

Thermal Imager

thermal imager
elephant thermogram
elephant thermogram after exercise
Thermograms of an Asian elephant (Jean) at an ambient air temperature of 32°C, with (A) pre- and (B) post-exercise mean (±s.d.) skin temperatures. Notice the hot spots or zones are a bright yellow or white color.