Biology Department Resources
Eastern University’s facilities are well-utilized in it’s Biology Department courses. Students gain expertise using a variety of field equipment and lab instrumentation. Eastern’s St. Davids campusof 115 acres includes three lakes, wetlands and forest ecosystems which we use as a natural laboratory. Biology lab capabilities include PCR, DNA and protein gel electrophoresis, and gene cloning. Anatomy and physiology labs have hardware and software for data collection such as ECG and EMG. Cell biology tools include fluorescent microscopes with video enhancement capabilities, a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and laminar flow hoods for cell culture.
Student research labs: for independent research projects in the areas of cellular and molecular biology, parasitology, and biochemistry.
The Biology Place: a computer aided learning center and major’s lounge.
Chemistry lab: Capabilities include computer-interfaced instrumentation: 300 MHz FT-NMR, GC-MS, HPLC, FPLC, AAS, FT-IR, DSC, and diode-array UV-Vis. Biokinetics lab capabilities include exercise science laboratory and AT facilities.
St. Davids Campus
Eastern University’s picturesque campus is the perfect place for college students to live and study, with on-campus residence halls, the Warner library, multiple study rooms, the recently renovated McInnis Learning Center, and state-of-the-art classrooms. The Warner Memorial Library provides students with access to 65,000 periodical titles in paper and electronic format, 870,000+ microform items, and over 60,000 full text ejournals, including the most current and popular biology journals and resources. The Biology Department is located in the center of campus in McInnis Hall. Click here to view the interactive map of our campus.
Nestled in affluent Wayne, PA, Eastern University is in one of the top 10 college communities in the country (USA Today). There are 40 colleges in the Philadelphia and Philadelphia suburbs, 25% of which are on the Main Line. Eastern students can take advantage of Wayne’s small, walkable downtown, which is lined with local cafes, stores, and businesses.
Eastern University is situated just outside the major, historic urban metropolis of Philadelphia, a diverse city which provides all the benefits of a major urban center and unique learning and living opportunities for students. Eastern students can take the train from the St. Davids station (located adjacent to campus) and be in the city within 20-25 minutes.