Department of Biology is housed in Richards and Sutton Halls,
which contain faculty and graduate student
multi-user molecular biology core facilities, maintenance shops, the
departmental stockroom, graphics and photography workrooms, and computer
academic advisers, an audiovisual technician, a computer specialist,
and a shop supervisor. The department also maintains facilities
and equipment, including several boats and vehicles, for research in
the field. Departments at the OU
Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma
Medical Research Foundation in nearby Oklahoma City, approximately 20
miles from the University of Norman
many additional opportunities for collaborative instruction and research.
BIOLOGICAL STATION AND OTHER RESEARCH UNITS
The University of Oklahoma Biological
Station, located on Lake Texoma,
an impoundment of the Red River on the Oklahoma-Texas border, is a
permanent year-round field station with a resident staff of research
scientists that provides year-round facilities for faculty and students.
A summer session with approximately ten courses is attended by undergraduate
and graduate students from throughout the country.
Students also use the facilities of the Samuel
Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory, the Sam
Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and the
BIOLOGY ANIMAL FACILITY
This facility contains breeding colonies of rodents and provides housing
for a variety of other small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.
TISSUE CULTURE LABORATORY
This lab provides facilities for in vitro culture of vertebrate cells
and tissues and for the production of monoclonal antibodies.
BIOLOGY COMPUTER FACILITIES
Computer rooms located in both buildings contain several microcomputers
with associated printing and graphics equipment. In addition, numerous
microcomputers are located in individual research laboratories. Supercomputing
and other special applications computer facilities are available through
the OU Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER).
AQUATIC ECOLOGY AND FISHERIES RESEARCH CENTER
This unit provides space and facilities for research dealing with aquaculture,
fisheries, and limnology.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR LABORATORY
A laboratory devoted to animal behavior and ecological studies, this
facility provides indoor space and outdoor enclosures for the study of
a wide variety of animals.
KESSLER FARM FIELD STATION
Kessler Farm Field Laboratory is a 350 acre tract of mixed grass prairie donated to the University of Oklahoma for research and teaching in environmental studies
OLIVER WILDLIFE PRESERVE
This wilderness area of 80 acres, situated just two miles south of the
main campus, provides a natural laboratory for studies in ecology, natural
history, and behavior.