Northwestern University has made a commitment to create and maintain a superior environment for research in the life sciences, biotechnology and bioengineering. The Technological Institute building (Tech) houses the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (MEAS), Chemistry, Physics and a fraction of Molecular Biosciences.

Many faculty in Molecular Biosciences are housed in Cook and Pancoe. Ryan Hall is home to many faculty in Chemistry focused on nanotechnology research. Silverman Hall is home to the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, and houses engineering, chemistry, and biology faculty, many of whom are preceptors for the Biotechnology Training Grant.

Northwestern maintains numerous core facilities for research in the life sciences and bioengineering. These shared Research Facilities, beyond the laboratory facilities of the Training Faculty members, are described in detail in the NU web site Shared Research Facilities at Northwestern University, and include:

Northwestern Univeristy has also made a comitment to graduate student professional development and inclusion. Resources include:

Professional Development