Student Research Opportunities

Conduct meaningful research your first year.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The biological sciences are complex, and preparing for a career in them demands that you receive training on sophisticated instrumentation currently used by science professionals in the field—including our faculty. Beginning your first year as a biological sciences student at Cedar Crest College, you will conduct research and coursework in exceptional state-of-the-art laboratories, including the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Lab
  • Cichlid Fish Brain and Behavior Research Facility
  • First Year Research Lab
  • Gladys Erney Deitrich Genetic Engineering Lab
  • Greenhouse
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Microbiology and Forensic Science Lab
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab
  • Vera Canova Genetic Engineering Lab with Neuroscience Facilities
  • W.M. Keck Bioinformatics Lab
  • W.M. Keck Imaging Center for Advanced Microscopy

In addition to providing a full array of standard equipment, some of the state-of-the-art technology that you will use includes:

  • Equipment for standard and real-time PCR
  • Portable human electrophysiology tools
  • Environmental chamber
  • Nanodrop and standard spectrophotometers
  • High-speed and ultra centrifuges
  • DNA sequencer
  • Confocal, inverted, and fluorescence microscopes
  • Tissue culture facilities, including laminar flow hoods
  • Macintosh computing facility
  • Bioinformatics computing suite
  • GIS lab with ArcGIS software