Research Facilities

The University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences features several top-rated research facilities, institutes and centers on the Moscow campus. The department has access to university computers via the campus network. Students primarily use personal laptops. Wireless access is offered in Gibb Hall and the Life Sciences South buildings.

Learn about our expansive research facilities below and visit the website for each for more information.

Aquaculture Research Institute
Our Institute promotes, supports, and coordinates aquaculture research activities at the University of Idaho and throughout the state and region.
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Center for Reproductive Biology
Reproductive Biology research is a top priority for faculty at both Washington State University and the University of Idaho.
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Electron Microscopy Center
This multidisciplinary research facility located in the Holm Research Center provides the tools to facilitate research at the molecular level and trains students to use the electron microscopes with courses offered through the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Toxicology Department.
Environmental Research Institute (ERI)
The ERI manages multidisciplinary research programs for approximately 70 faculty members on the U-Idaho campus and at R&E centers throughout the state. The newest facility at ERI is the Molecular Ecology and Genomics Laboratory, a DNA microarray lab supported by the UI-INEEL Research Alliance.
IBEST DNA Sequence Analysis Core
This core facility provides equipment for investigators to acquire, analyze and visualize data generated from high throughput methods for genomics. Data analysis and bioinformatics are connected via gigabit Internet to the software and hardware resources of the IBEST Bioinformatics Core.
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University of Idaho Libraries
The University Library recently underwent a $12.4 million renovation and addition which essentially created a new library facility. Current library holdings exceed 1.8 million items. A centralized reference area on the first floor contains directories, indexes, and abstracts of research in the biological sciences and related fields. The library also holds over 150 biological science journals covering all major areas of research. As a service to new users, the library provides training sessions on the use of its information system.
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Washington State University Libraries
Library resources at nearby Washington State University are also available to Idaho students. These include Washington State's Owen Science and Engineering Library, Fischer Agricultural Sciences Branch Library, and the Health Sciences (formerly Veterinary Medical/Pharmacy) Library.
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