Department of Biology

SFASU Department of Biology

Facilities and Resources

     The Department of Biology is located within the Miller Science Building (renovated in 2000) and houses a variety of resources available for undergraduate and graduate study which include:

Transmission and scanning electron microscopes
Epifluorescence microscope
Tissue culture facilities for microbiological, animal, and plant cells
PCR thermocycler and other molecular biology apparatus
Microplate reader; centrifuges
Portable photosynthesis and transpiration measurement systemtion system; gas chromatograph
Walk-in environmental chambers

     The department also houses an arthropod reference collection of more than 70,000 specimens; vertebrate reference collection of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals; and herbarium consisting of more than 75,000 specimens collected throughout North America featuring vascular plant species found in the east Texas Pineywoods.

     Other resources on campus include the Ralph W. Steen Library containing 1,400,000 holdings. Numerous areas in eastern Texas are also available for establishment of field sites for biological studies: SFA Experimental Forest, Angelina National Forest, Davy Crockett National Forest, Sabine National Forest, Lake Nacogdoches, Lake Sam Rayburn, and other area lakes and streams.



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