The research facilities available to our faculty and students are located throughout two adjoining buildings connected by an underground walkway: the 130,000 square foot Psychological and Brain Sciences Building and two floors totaling 26,300 square foot in the Multi-Disciplinary Science Building II (MSB-II).
Built in 2009, MSB-II is specifically designed to house at least 10 neuroscience labs and a state-of-the-art animal quarters, including a transgenic facility. All core faculty members have their own research laboratories in these buildings. These labs are supplied and staffed appropriately for their particular research programs.
Some of our graduate students work with stretch mentors—faculty mentors with a different research focus or methodology than their faculty advisor. Stretch mentors have laboratory space and resources in their home departments or institutions. Since many of our mentors collaborate, our graduate students commonly work fluidly across labs and in shared space.
The Clinical Science program has shared research space available for trainees who are doing new work that does not match the facilities of their mentor. For example, we presently have a human eye-tracking and eyeblink conditioning system set up in this space for a student who is working across two labs that did not have this equipment.