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Biology Facilities

The Atrium in the Center for Natural Sciences is a gathering place for STEM students

Biology majors at Illinois Wesleyan have access to state-of-the-art facilities in the Center for Natural Science, Learning and Research.

These facilities include eight biology teaching laboratories and eight faculty/student research labs.

All of our laboratory equipment and facilities are available for student use, including molecular-techniques instrumentation, a scanning electron microscope, a Nikon interference phase contrast and fluorescence microscope, and a video data collection system.

Schwend gene expression study with students

Left: Sam Gupta '19, Tyler Schwend, Alyssa Pissano ’19, and Elise Ziegenhorn ’19 working on understanding how Gene Expression Changes During Cornea Innervation in Response to Thyroid Hormone. Right: Mansi Patel (’18) and Tyler Schwend are excited about their results.

First Year Gen Bio students
First year General Biology students Grant Werner ‘21, Lucas Wheat ‘21, and Junaid Ali ‘21, getting advice on their in-class research project from their undergraduate teaching assistant, Paul Alvarez ’20.

Loni Walker - Associate Professor and Chair of Biology

Department - Biology