The offices and laboratories of primary faculty members are now located in two buildings on Science hill; Yale Science Building (YSB) and Osborn Memorial Laboratories (OML) and in facilities on West Campus (WC). Joint appointees are housed in their home departments. In addition to the state-of-the-art laboratories in these buildings, listed below are additional facilities accessible to students for research and study at Yale.
The New Yale Science Building (YSB): During the end of the Summer and the Fall term, MCDB faculty will be moving from their lab and office spaces in OML and KBT to the new Yale Science Building (YSB). This new building has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for faculty research, and a number of core laboratories for a variety of special functions. It also houses a new modern 500-seat auditorium the OC Marsh Lecture Hall.
Libraries: The several science libraries collectively constitute one of the great collections of biological literature in the world. The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), Peabody Museum (ornithology and entomology), Kline Geology Library (paleobiology), School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (forest and environmental biology), Engineering Library and Medical Library (biomedical sciences) together represent a total collection of approximately one million volumes.
The Marx Science and Social Science Library: https://web.library.yale.edu/building/marx-science-and-social-science-library is located in the concourse level of the Kline Tower and has substantial functionality in computing with their state-of-the-art StatLab. Additional workshop courses can be found on the YUL Instruction Calendar including using R, MATLAB, Qualtrics, SPSS, Stata and more.
Computer Facilities: Yale Information and Technology Services (ITS) provides campus-wide internet access as well as multiple computing resources to the student community. This includes the Yale High Performance Computing facilities, which host several supercomputers to run large calculations, various computer labs equipped with desktops running software for statistical data analysis, and a software library and professional IT support for installing and using various software required for biomedical research.
Peabody Museum of Natural History: http://peabody.yale.edu/ With collections dating to 1825 and now numbering over 2,000,000 units, Yale’s Peabody Museum is a major resource for research and teaching in the biological sciences. Research and work-study opportunities with any of the scientific staff members of the Museum are accessible to students.
Genomics and Molecular Biology Facilities: University services for all aspects of molecular biological investigations are available in various Yale facilities. These include oligonucleotide synthesis, DNA sequencing, monoclonal and polyclonal antibody preparation, peptide synthesis, cell sorting, and amino acid analysis. In addition, facilities are available for mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. Equipment to generate and analyze DNA chips and protein microarrays are located both at the Yale Medical School and in the MCDB Department. Cell sorting and analysis are available in the MCDB Department on BD FACS Aria and BD FACS Calibur flow cytometers. In addition, the laboratories for teaching and for faculty research are well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment for specific projects.
Imaging Facilities: https://mcdb.yale.edu/imaging-facility-science-hill The MCDB Department operates a state-of-the-art light microscope imaging facility directed by Dr. Joseph Wolenski in the new Yale Science Building. The Light Microscopy Imaging Core consists of five Zeiss stand-alone operating stations, including: 1) A LSM 880 confocal with laser lines at 405, 458, 488, 514, 561 and 633 nm. 2) A LSM 880 Airyscan confocal with identical laser lines as well as NLO 2P NIR lines and FCS and FLIM capabilities. 3) A Lightsheet Z.1 dual illumination microscope for large transparent samples with laser lines at 405, 445, 488, 515, 561 and 638nm. 4) A LSM 510 LSM META with spectral separation capabilities, and 5) A LSM 510 with visible excitation wavelengths. Both LSM 880 confocal microscopes have stage heater/incubation chambers for live cell time-lapse imaging. These microscopes are available to the Yale scientific community at competitive hourly rates.
DNA Analysis Facility: on Science Hill (DAFSH): A non-profit academic Core Facility for DNA Sequencing and Fragment Analysis. This service facility is located on the first floor of the ESC Room 150 within the YIBS-MSCG Center. Training and job opportunities for Yale students are available during both academic and summer months. http://dna-analysis.yale.edu/.
Plant and Animal Husbandry: Numerous controlled environment growth chambers, constant temperature rooms, green houses and plant tissue culture facilities are available for environmentally controlled growth of plant materials located in YSB. The major animal care facility for small mammals for the Arts and Sciences campus is also located in YSB. There is also a new insectary located in YSB.
Marsh Botanical Garden: The University’s botanic garden and arboretum is located north of OML on the grounds of Marsh Hall at Prospect Street and Hillside Terrace. The garden features a diverse collection of native and exotic trees, shrubs, and perennials highlighting plant communities and environmental change. The greenhouses feature plants from tropical regions and arid climates as well as economically important crops. https://marshbotanicalgarden.yale.edu/
Yale’s West Campus: There are also a series of Core Facilities established on Yale’s West Campus these currently include: Yale Center for Molecular Discovery, Yale Center for Genome Analysis, High Performance Computing Center, West Campus Analytical Chemistry Core, West Campus Imaging Core, and West Campus Materials Characterization Core. The Krios cryo-electron microscope, a technology that is enabling scientists to visualize the molecules of biological life in atomic detail, was unveiled at Yale in 2017. Please visit their web site for more information: http://westcampus.yale.edu/research/scientific-core-facilities