A view from the new greenhouse on the roof of SEH.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in Bell Hall and Science & Engineering Hall on the Foggy Bottom Campus, and Acheson Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Science & Engineering Hall

Opened in 2015, Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) houses state of the art laboratory facilities, lecture halls and core facilities in the basement. On the first floor, there is a dedicated molecular biology classroom on the 1st floor and an ecology classroom on the 8th floor, connected to the new Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse. The greenhouse contains both research and teaching facilities.

Bell Hall

The department's laboratories in Bell Hall house molecular biology laboratories, a microscopy room with a state-of-the-art Leo SEM, a common instrumentation room, a computer room with scanners and microcomputers, fossil preparation rooms, and two greenhouses.

Two vans and a four-wheel drive vehicles are available for faculty and student field work. All of the laboratories and offices are connected to the internet with fiber optic cable.

Teaching facilities are located on the 2nd floor of Bell Hall. 

Other Facilities

Gelman LibraryFacilities available in the GW Institute for Biomedical Studies include a microchemistry core facility with an oligonucleotide synthesizer and an EM and confocal microscopy suite. Gelman Library and Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library at GW house 1.38 million volumes and are part of the Washington Research Libraries Consortium, facilitating loans among area university libraries.


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