The Center for Environmental Studies is the focal point for environmental studies research and instruction at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Center provides more than thirty distinguished cooperating faculty; expansive offering of environmental training opportunities; and a geographic information systems laboratory.
Environmental Analysis Lab
The Environmental Analyses Lab centralizes the oversight and operation of core instruments that support environmental research. The EAL is affiliated with the Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences, the Center for Environmental Studies and the Department of Biology. Samples analyzed by the EAL provide data for research projects carried out by VCU faculty and their graduate students.
Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Center for Life Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Center for Life Sciences fosters interdisciplinary research and instruction. The building houses the Department of Biology, the Center for Environmental Studies, the Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, a satellite lab of the Nucleic Acid Research Facility, the Bioinformatics Computational Core Laboratory Suite, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Life Sciences.
The Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences is Virginia Commonwealth University’s field station devoted to a broad array of environmental research, teaching and public service. Located on 494 acres along the historic James River, midway between Richmond and Williamsburg, the Rice Center is rich in natural and cultural resources. The center has a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats that provide many research and educational opportunities.
The Virginia BioTechnology Research Park is located in the center of the nation’s East Coast pharmaceutical and biotechnology corridor. The Park’s dynamic and growing life sciences community is home to over 62 life science companies, research institutes, state/federal laboratories and is adjacent to Virginia Commonwealth University, a “Top 100″ life sciences research center. Whether you are a life science company executive, entrepreneur or researcher, come discover the advantages of scientific collaboration, world-class business support and specialized facilities, all designed to help you grow and succeed in today’s global biotechnology environment.