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Top research facilities give faculty and students access to advanced technology that helps spawn discovery. The College of Sciences and its affiliated units on campus have access to variety of state-of-the-art research facilities.

Biological Resources Facility

The Biological Resources Facility and Toxicology Animal Facility provides centralized sites for the humane care of research animals while accommodating the research and teaching needs of faculty members at NC State, as well as researchers from private industry and governmental agencies, under conditions required by local and federal regulatory bodies.

Genomic Sciences Laboratory

The Genomic Sciences Laboratory provides sequencing and support services to the NC State and broader scientific communities on everything from project planning to DNA or RNA extraction to sequencing.

Instrument Shop

The College of Sciences Instrument Shop is a full-service machine shop specializing in the custom fabrication, construction, and design of prototype research equipment. The shop work closely with the faculty and students in the construction, fabrication, repair or modification of scientific instruments and equipment.


The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) provides NC State researchers and university partners with world-class state-of-the-art measurement science facilities across four buildings throughout campus, encompassing three key molecular characterization technologies including mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance (NMR and EPR), and X-Ray Crystallography (small molecule and macromolecular). METRIC is primarily located in Dabney Hall and Polk Hall, with satellite facilities in the Molecular Toxicology Building and Partners III on Centennial Campus.

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

The Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence that focuses on low-energy nuclear physics research. TUNL is a consortium of the three major Triangle research universities: NC State, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.