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Facilities - Biology Department

Biology Stockroom
Located in Hensill Hall 539
Stockroom Staff

Genomics/Transcriptomics Analysis Core

The Genomics/Transcriptomics Analysis Core provides molecular genetics equipment, computer analysis facilities, and training in the use of the facilities  to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and visiting researchers.

Cell and Molecular Imaging Center

This center provides state of the art equipment and training for many aspects of contemporary biological light microscopy and cellular imaging. This includes confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, deconvolution, calcium ratio imaging, time-lapse photography, morphometric image analysis and more.

The Electron Microscopy Facility

The Electron Microscopy Facility at San Francisco State houses a Carl Zeiss Ultra 55 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) that provides SFSU faculty, local universities, and industrial partners with the ability to perform cutting-edge research on naturally-occurring and fabricated nanostructures across a broad range of disciplines.

Harry D. Thiers Herbarium

The Harry D. Thiers Herbarium at San Francisco State University maintains over 113,000 specimens. 

SFSU Greenhouse

The brand-new Greenhouse facility is up and running. Located just north of Hensill Hall, it is a modern, computer-controlled greenhouse that supports research and teaching in the Department of Biology.


Poster Printing Facility

The large format printer in the PPF is available to SFSU Biology faculty, students, and staff for printing conference posters, signs, and banners.

Located in Hensill Hall 122


Off Campus


Sierra Nevada Field Campus

The SNFC is in Sierra County at 1900 meters in elevation. It is an ideal location for researchers studying montane organisms. In summer it offers a rich curriculum of courses.

Estuary & Ocean Science Center

San Francisco State University's Marine Laboratory:  Advancing the understanding of the world’s complex marine and estuarine environments through research, education, and outreach, with a focus on San Francisco Bay. Many SFSU faculty and students with interests in Marine Biology are located here.


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