It’s the new undergraduate teaching laboratory building, and it will open its doors in August. And this isn’t your parents’ science lab. For starters, it will house laboratories for chemistry, biology, biophysics, and neuroscience, all under one roof. It’s part of a larger plan to revolutionize the way the natural sciences are taught at Johns Hopkins.
The 105,000-square-foot, four-story building, located adjacent to Mudd Hall, will house 12 new state-of-the-art laboratories, 19 faculty offices, and five meeting rooms.
“Many of the most significant discoveries in science are happening at the boundaries of disciplines and require researchers to apply the techniques developed in one field to the problems emerging in another,” says Katherine Newman, dean of the Krieger School. “It’s critical that the next generation of scientists be cross-trained, and we need the right kind of laboratories to make that possible. Our new building will foster exciting interdisciplinary collaborations, while providing students with a strong foundation in the core knowledge and techniques associated with basic science.”
Stay tuned to our fall issue for all the details.