Research Facilities

The primary College of Science and Technology research facilities on Temple's Main Campus are housed in 

The instrumentation housed in the Biology-Life Sciences Building, Beury Hall and SERC is available for use by graduate or postdoctoral researchers and is subject to proper training and supervision by faculty.

Biology Department Research Facilities

Biology student and faculty research is supported by several dedicated facilities within these buildings.

  • The Biology Imaging Facility has a lab and instrumentation offering brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast, fluorescence and differential interference microscopy, as well as microscopes offering unique spectral detection and resolution of up to 10 nm.
  • The Materials Research Facility includes three X-ray diffractometers, a transmission electron microscope and an accurate-mass quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer.
  • The Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis and Analysis Facility provides peptide synthesis, purification, identification and characterization of proteins from recombinant or biofluidic sources.
  • The Zebrafish Facility is a newly renovated space of 1,200 square feet containing eight zebrafish housing units.

Research Centers & Institutes

The College of Science and Technology is not only committed to pursuing advanced research, but also to ensuring that scientific discoveries and new technology enter the marketplace to improve people’s lives.

The Biology Department works within a number of research centers and organizations to facilitate these goals.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology research centers and institutes.

Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education lists Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity,” placing it among the top 4% of all four-year institutions in the United States.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. External research funding for the College of Science and Technology has also increased, growing 85% over the past five years to $28 million. Additionally, Temple is ranked No. 18 in the world based on Google Scholar research citations. Five research papers by College of Science and Technology faculty are among the 100 most-cited scientific works of all time. Learn more about Temple’s growing research efforts.