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Molecular Biology Research Lab

In our Molecular Biology Research Lab, students begin with instruction on model systems ranging in complexity from bacteria to mammalian cells. The laboratory space provides students with an incredible wealth of resources, including a mammalian cell culture area complete with fluorescence microscopy and a multitude of molecular biology equipment and reagents widely used in professional spaces.

Molecular Biology Equipment:
In addition to professional grade standard molecular biology equipment (incubators, shakers, centrifuges, autoclave, gel electrophoresis equipment, western blotting equipment), students work is supported by more specialized equipment including:

  • KingFisher™ Duo Prime Purification System
  • FLUOstar OPTIMA microplate reader
  • ChemiDoc Imaging System
  • Chai qPCR thermocycler
  • QuantStudio 3 Real-Time PCR System
  • MiniAmp Thermal Cycler
  • Countess™ II FL Automated Cell Counter
  • Purair BIO Biological Safety Cabinet
  • Leica DMIL LED inverted fluorescence microscope
  • Leica DM2000 LED fluorescence microscope
  • Laminar flow hood
  • CO2 jacketed incubator
  • -80 C freezer



Engineering Research Lab

In the Engineering Research Lab, students become well-versed in various engineering-related topics such as electronics, mechanical systems, and modeling/computational studies. In addition to a variety of microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, equipment includes:

  • BK Precision 9129B DC Power Supply
  • BK Precision 4003A 4MHz Function Generator
  • Tektronix TBS1064 60 MHz Four Channel Digital Storage Oscilliscope
  • Saleae Logic Analyzers
  • TM 1000 Scanning Electron
  • 3D Printers (Makerbot, Ultimaker, and Form 2),
  • Shapeoko 3 CNC Router
  • Epilog Helix 40W Laser Cutter
  • Two ASUS Core i7 Performance Gaming Desktop with GeForce GTX 1080 (Virtual Reality Development) Workstations


Baylor School offers the top academic college prep for out students with hands-on learning

Weeks Science Building & Baylor's Campus

Technology’s Best Tools. The Weeks Science Building is supported with a $15 million endowment to ensure the most advanced program possible. In the words of one teacher, “It allows us to have all the best tools” for bringing scientific theories to life.

Our river offers more than a beautiful view. A diverse, aquatic environment provides a natural laboratory for student research at all levels.


Science students,
becoming scientists.

From taking part in actual cancer research in one elective to tackling college-level environmental research projects in another, Baylor students are leading the way in becoming tomorrow’s problem-solvers.

Most schools do not have a research program. I’ve talked to some colleges and they are very impressed that I am doing scientific research like this at a high-school level. They were very interested in my project.Vivi ChristopoulosClas of 2023


Launching Scientific Careers

Data shows that teaching science through research immersion not only increases learning compared to conventional methods, but is a transformative experience that can actually jump-start scientific careers.