Research Laboratories

lab view with desks and skulls

Research laboratories at the KU Biodiversity Institute provide state of the art facilities for biodiversity scientists. Each research laboratory is a shared-use facility available to all KU biodiversity scientists.


morphology lab

Specimen Labs

The BI's laboratories for specimen-based research include facilities designed specifically for morphological research, preparation and investigation of wet and dry vertebrate specimens, and imaging of biological specimens.
researcher in lab

Molecular Genetics Lab

The BI's molecular genetics laboratory is a full service shared-use facility used for applications ranging from microsatellite genotyping to generation of libraries for next generation sequencing.
computing lab

Computing Labs

The BI's computational labs include a GIS laboratory with high-end computational and graphical capabilities and a biocomputation lab with high memory workstations for analysis of genomic sequence data.