Biological Sciences students often take advantage of on-campus resources outside the department to pursue their research—both the human resources of faculty willing to participate on advisory committees and the vast amount of specialized equipment available in other departments.
Graduate students have access to courses, practical experiences, and research opportunities at other campuses in the University System of Maryland through the University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore—the university system’s doctoral research campuses in the Baltimore area.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has extensive research resources, including the following facilities: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Optical Spectroscopy, X-Ray Crystallography, and custom glassblowing services. Please consult their website for a complete description of their facilities and research.
Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Michael Summers, PhD.
Dr. Summers is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UMBC. A description of his research on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Retrovirus Assembly and Structure is included at the HHMI site.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery:
- Computerized access to national databases and to other libraries the University System of Maryland
- 950,000+ books and bound volumes of journals
- 2 million+ photographs, slides, maps, music scores, recordings, microforms and government documents
- Extensive reference collection and more than 4,200 current subscriptions
- Archives for the American Society for Microbiology, Society for Developmental Biology, Society for In Vitro Biology, American Society for Cell Biology, International Union of Immunological Societies, Society of Protozoologists, American Type Culture Collection and the American Association of Immunologists.