Facilities and Labs

Thanks to state and university investment through key initiatives like Bioscience CT and Next Generation Connecticut, UConn boasts state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructures to let faculty focus on research, not resources.

UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center where a commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, UConn Health researchers are developing new medical treatments and preparing the physicians of tomorrow.

Core Research Facilities

UConn has more than 100 state-of-the-art core research facilities on the Storrs and Farmington campuses that provide services, expertise, and specialized instruments to enable cutting-edge research. Many of these facilities are operated by the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR2E) and all are available on a fee-for-service basis to internal and external researchers.

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Innovation Partnership Building (IPB) at UConn Tech Park

The Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park is the University’s premier center for cutting-edge research, industry collaboration, and innovation. Construction and operating costs for the IPB were made possible through over $80 million in funding from industry and state investment through the Next Generation Connecticut initiative. The unique facility boasts over $40 million of specialized equipment and expertise from internationally recognized faculty researchers to inspire great ideas and find next generation solutions.

Elisa Medeiros, observes a functional MRI test in the fMRI at the Phillips Communication Sciences Building on July 17, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Brain Imaging

The UConn Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is a vibrant hub for multi-disciplinary research, including both basic science and translational research with implications for the classroom, clinic, and quality of life. The BIRC houses a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner alongside equipment for collecting data with high-density EEG systems, eye tracking, and a Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) system.

Single Cell Biology Laboratory

Housed at The Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) facility on the UConn Health campus, the $7.7 million Single Cell Biology Laboratory (SCBL) enables investigators from both JAX and UConn to study biology at the level of its fundamental unit, the individual cell. Led by JAX professor, Paul Robson, SCBL staff have extensive experience in all aspects of single cell transcriptomics and continue to generate large amounts of data from a wide variety of mouse and human normal and diseased tissues.

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JacksonLabs_JAX_JGelineau

Single Cell Biology Laboratory

Housed at The Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) facility on the UConn Health campus, the $7.7 million Single Cell Biology Laboratory (SCBL) enables investigators from both JAX and UConn to study biology at the level of its fundamental unit, the individual cell. Led by JAX professor, Paul Robson, SCBL staff have extensive experience in all aspects of single cell transcriptomics and continue to generate large amounts of data from a wide variety of mouse and human normal and diseased tissues.

Technology Incubation Program

UConn’s Technology Incubation Program combines the University’s world-class research resources, facilities, and business support services to enable Connecticut’s high-potential startups to grow in the state. On top of these services, TIP facilities on the Storrs and UConn Health campuses include over 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art lab and office space. Since 2004, TIP companies have raised more than $80 million in equity and debt, $50 million in grant funding, and have generated more than $45 million in revenue.

Libraries

With ten libraries across the state, UConn’s library system supports excellence in research, teaching, and innovation. They provide reference, reading materials, computer equipment, research services, and more. The UConn Library Maker Studio fosters a community of cross-discipline innovation among UConn students, faculty, and staff. By offering a variety of equipment for turning ideas into tangible objects, the Maker Studio encourages creative, self-initiated learning in support of class projects, research, and extracurricular team and club initiatives.

Students studying in the Homer Babbidge Library on May 1, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Students studying in the Homer Babbidge Library on May 1, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Libraries

With ten libraries across the state, UConn’s library system supports excellence in research, teaching, and innovation. They provide reference, reading materials, computer equipment, research services, and more. The UConn Library Maker Studio fosters a community of cross-discipline innovation among UConn students, faculty, and staff. By offering a variety of equipment for turning ideas into tangible objects, the Maker Studio encourages creative, self-initiated learning in support of class projects, research, and extracurricular team and club initiatives.

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Greenhouse Studios

Greenhouse Studios enables scholarly communications design at the University of Connecticut through diverse collaborations that build humanities scholarship in new formats to engage new audiences. With an interdisciplinary, cross-campus team of faculty and staff, Greenhouse Studios encourages creative methodologies, rethinks the spaces of innovation, and disrupts print-centric workflows to forge a new model of inquiry-driven, collaboration-first scholarly production.