Biology Facilities

Biology students at Butler University will get the benefit of graduating having experienced a number of both basic and advanced laboratory techniques within a variety of diverse fields of study. You will not find any “dry” theoretical laboratory sections or extensive use of teaching assistants at Butler; everything is hands-on with the instruction and guidance of the Biology faculty members.

Within the first year of the major, Biology students will already have experience with gel electrophoresis, DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digests, PCR, bacterial transformation, bioinformatic analysis, spectrophotometry, SDS-PAGE, cell culturing, light microscopy, immunofluorescence, sterile technique, and HeLa cell culturing. Several upper-level electives also offer the opportunity for multiple mammalian dissections, which may be especially relevant for those interested in a medical or veterinary field.