The Department is housed in the Life Sciences Building, where it occupies approximately 80,000 sq. ft. of floor space. In addition to the numerous research labs, there are 13 lecture rooms that hold 20 to 200 students, and 18 fully equipped teaching laboratories. Approximately 25 offices are available for graduate student use.
Animal Care Facilities
Secure facilities for maintaining small mammals and birds for research. Other facilities are available in the basement for housing aquatic and terrestrial lower vertebrates, complete with temperature and light control, dechlorinated water, and low pressure air supply.
The Department of Biology houses the Core Genomics Research Facility. Major equipment includes the Zeiss Axioplan 2 LSM 510 META, the ABI PRISMŽ 3100xl Genetic Analyzer, the ABI 7300 Real Time PCR System, the complete microarray system from Affymetrix, the GenePix Professional 4200A slide reader, and the Bioanalyzer 2100B from Agilent Technologies. The facility is also equipped with a NanoDrop spectrophotometer,
Computing needs of students may be met through an array of personal computers (PCs and Macs) located both in the department and at satellite facilities throughout the university. The Digital Media Studio in the UTA library can assist in printing of posters, etc.
Two greenhouses on the roof of the LSB provide living plant specimens for laboratory courses and house specimens for botanical research. The greenhouses are temperature controlled and automatically vented. Adjacent to the greenhouses are potting rooms and additional storage.
Field Vehicle & Boats
The department maintains one full-sized van primarily for research projects in connection with the NSF grant that sponsored its purchase. Some boats are also available for research and teaching, including a 16 ft. electroshocking boat for fish collecting, a 19 ft. bass boat, and a 12 ft. aluminum jon boat.