The 508,000 square foot Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) was designed to create a connection between traditional science departments in order to encourage an interactive science community and to support multidisciplinary collaborations in research and teaching. We support diverse teaching and learning styles in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and encourages learning outside the classroom. The Director's Office oversees the daily operations of the building as well as three core interdisciplinary research centers and collaborates with the science departments residing in the building to be sure that the building is functioning to fulfill all academic and research needs.
The Molecular Biosciences Center is a shared facility, intended for use by multiple departments to nurture, promote, and facilitate biomolecular research at Baylor University through scientific training, consultation, project collaborations, and University service.
The Mass Spectrometry Center provides experimental capabilities to support a broad range of mass spectrometry research, develop technologies, and train students and faculty in the field of mass spectrometry using routine and specialized techniques.
The Center for Microscopy and Imaging was established in October 2014 to meet the growing demand for visualizing dynamic ultrastructural changes in biological samples. The center is dedicated to teaching researchers and students to independently explore the smaller details of our world.
Other areas that are vital to BSB operations include the Chemical Stockroom which is responsible for overseeing laboratory chemical inventories and for shipping and receiving to and from the Baylor Sciences Building; the department of Environmental Health and Saftey which assists laboratory personnel in developing safe laboratory practices and complying with federal, state and local regulations; as well as the many departments, centers, and personnel that call the BSB home.
Additionally, Classrooms are a major component of the BSB and the Director's Office coordinates and oversees the usage and reservations of them and all building space.