Morrell Ground Floor Labs
This temperature controlled room houses fish, amphibian, reptiles, and various invertebrate specimens used in our physiology courses. It contains racks for aquaria as well as tables for long term projects requiring controlled environmental conditions.
Physiology Prep Room
Courses in comparative anatomy and histology, which emphasize the study of preserved animals, organs, and tissues will be taught in this laboratory. In Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates, students perform detailed dissections of preserved specimens to learn the structure of vertebrate organ systems. The Histology course emphasizes the structure/function relationship at the tissue level. In addition to examining electron micrographs and prepared histological sections, students compare tissues in different organisms by preparing and analyzing sections as part of a student-designed independent project. In Biology of the Invertebrates, students dissect representative members of each phylum and perform experiments to illustrate the physiological and behavioral features of this important group of animals. Finally, the department also uses this laboratory for a two-semester sequence in Human Anatomy and Physiology (offered in alternate years) for students interested in pursuing certain careers in the allied health professions, e.g. physical therapy.
Histology Prep Room