Research Facilities

Lab 1

Completed in March of 2010, Laboratory 1 connects directly to the Center Building, with the Level C entrance opening to the Center Court.

Laboratory 1 houses faculty offices, wet benches, workstations, and research facilities for almost 20 research units. Major resources include Electron Microscope Suite, DNA Sequencing Center, Zebra Fish Aquarium, Supercomputing Center, machining workshop, radioisotope facility, and electronics workshop.

Lab 2

Laboratory 2 was completed in June of 2012 and is connected to the Center Building by the Sky Walk.

Laboratory 2 houses faculty offices, wet benches, and workstations for approximately 20 faculty research units. Major resources include classrooms, chemistry and laser labs, a class 1000 (partly Class 100) clean room, and an ant room.

Lab 2 was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver Certification in 2013. Features contributing to the certification include parking spaces for low-emission vehicles, bicycle lockers, efficient lighting, local sourcing of construction materials, and use and reuse of water. Read press release "OIST Lab Wins Award for Sustainable Design" in the OIST News Center.

Lab 3

Laboratory 3 was completed in March 2015. The new lab building connects directly to Lab 2, and two new Skywalk bridges connect it to Lab 1 and the Center Building. Lab 3 houses more faculty offices, labs, meeting rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs.

It also has substantial space for development and preparation for the commercialization of scientific advances made at OIST.  The Graduate School offices are also located in Lab 3.

Lab 4 Construction Progress

Most recent photo of Lab 4 construction progress.

Lab 4 Construction Progress. See artist's renderings on the Construction page.

Seaside House

The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit and its Child Research Center are located here. Separate testing rooms and the location make it easier for families to bring their children to participate in the unit's research on ADHD. Read more about Seaside House.