Laboratory science is an important part of the Rollins School of Public Health, particularly in the areas of infectious disease, environmental toxicology, molecular epidemiology, and biochemical mechanisms and biomarkers. The school's laboratories complement our strengths and are an integral part of the school's framework. They help us fulfill our missions of teaching, research, and service on both a national and international level.
Rollins has three floors of laboratory space totaling approximately 20,000 square feet. The laboratories are not dedicated to specific departments, but rather to researchers with common research interests. The potential to share equipment and supplies are grouped into clusters. Laboratory benches have been assigned to investigators using a model of shared research space.
The open design allows for easy expansion and contraction of assigned bench space as projects come on line or are completed.