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The Biology Department is housed in Winston Hall, a 60,000 sq.ft. building on the southern edge of Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus. Winston Hall contains 19 modern research laboratories, three conference rooms, a full-time computer specialist, and a SEM and video microscopy suite with a full-time imaging specialist. Spacious indoor and outdoor animal care facilities are available for housing small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Two greenhouses attached to Winston Hall house plant experiments. Both are temperature-controlled and as a group provide four different bays totaling over 1000 square feet of area. The department has excellent teaching facilities with two state-of-the-art multimedia auditoria, two additional multimedia lecture rooms, 12 teaching laboratories, and three multimedia seminar rooms. All research and teaching space is fully connected to the campus high-speed network. Graduate students have offices within research laboratories or in nearby office space.
The Microscopic Imaging Core Facility is supported by the Biology Department, and is located in the new wing of Winston Hall in Room 002. The facility is an approximately 670 sq. ft. suite consisting of five rooms. The suite’s four rooms are dedicated to a Zeiss Axioplan upright microscope, Zeiss AxioObserver inverted microscope, Leica MZ16 FA stereomicroscope, and an Amray 1810 scanning electron microscope, respectively. Additionally, a large, central room contains high performance computer workstations dedicated to image processing and analysis, an Olympus SZX 12 stereomicroscope for still and video image capture, and bench space and equipment for sample preparation, including a rotary microtome, vibratome, sputter coater, and critical point dryer. Visit the Microscopy site (click here to visit).