The Mission of the MBC is to support Baylor University investigators and students in their research endeavors by providing instrumentation, consultation, and education.
We strive to provide equipment and training that may not be commonly available in individual research laboratories but that can be widely used by the University. The MBC also aims to stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and promote learning in a research environment.
The MBC main lab is located in the Baylor Sciences Building at Baylor University, room C305R. Entry to this facility is via approved card access only.
The MBC sterilizer facility and the MBC cell culture facility are located in the Baylor Sciences Building, room D307. Entry to these facilities is via approved card access only.
The MBC is available for use by the faculty, staff, and students of Baylor University. However, the MBC is a controlled access environment, and an individual's use of the center must be approved by the MBC Director prior to entry.
Currently, researchers and students in multiple departments at Baylor make use of the center including Biology; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Psychology & Neuroscience; Anthropology, Forensic Science, & Archaeology; Geology, and Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. Professors, post-doctoral fellows, other researchers and staff members, graduate students, and undergraduate students are all welcome to use the facility for research purposes. Additionally, small- to medium-sized lab groups are welcome to use the MBC for teaching/training purposes with prior approval. This includes not only accommodating Baylor students enrolled in teaching labs but also making lab space available for outreach programs such as those aimed at high school students.
The MBC falls under the direct supervision of Dr Michelle Nemec, the Center Director. Dr James Karban, Director of the Science Facility at Baylor University, provides the ultimate oversight of the core facilities located within the Baylor Sciences Building. Additionally, with the continued and remarkable growth of two of the main research core facilities at Baylor University (the MBC and the Mass Spectrometry Center), an advisory committee for the Molecular Biosciences Center was established as of January 2011.