Baylor Sciences Building

Creating a connection between traditional scientific barriers, encouraging an interactive science community, and supporting multidisciplinary collaborations in research and teaching.

In addition to housing multiple core research and service facilities, the Baylor Sciences Building is home to six academic departments and over a dozen interdisciplinary centers, programs, and institutes. We support diverse approaches to teaching and research in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and encourages learning across more than 150 laboratories and nearly 40 class and conference rooms.

Whether you are coming to study alongside a fresh cup of coffee or to explore the frontiers of scientific discovery, we hope you'll stay and become a part of the BSB community.

COVID 19  Update from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Dear Baylor Faculty and Staff,

At present, all research related activities are allowable and fully operational. However, the local COVID-19 scenario is fluid and University officials will continue to monitor the situation and provide guidance as things progress. Here, we provide answers to a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that have arisen over the last few days. Our intent in this communication is to provide guidance on how faculty, staff, and students can best manage research activities in this time of uncertainty. These resources are also intended to prompt proactive planning in the event we find ourselves in a situation where research activities need to be ramped down or suspended for some time period.

If research activity is suspended, each laboratory should use this checklist to ramp down operations. Reviewing the checklist now and taking care of some items proactively will best position researchers to respond to changing scenarios.

Additionally, we ask that each laboratory post and begin using this sign-in/sign-out sheet. This information will be extremely valuable if someone in the lab contracts the virus. Use of Microsoft Teams will allow you to conduct virtual research group meetings, if that is desirable.

We will provide updates to this information, as necessary, on the research website.

If you have an additional question(s) about research, please direct it to and it will be routed to the appropriate authority.


Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D. | Vice Provost for Research
Office of the Vice Provost for Research | Baylor University
(254) 710-3763