The Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space will be open this fall. You will need to receive approval to access the space. All interested users must complete the application for the fall, regardless of prior approval.

More information about project proposals can be found here.


A playground for biology! Featuring community-shared equipment to get started on your project and awesome people to share your ideas with!

The Huang-Hobbs BioMaker Space is a BL2 biological lab located in the basement of Building 26, 26-035. The space also has some capacity for chemical engineering projects. It includes a TC room, chemistry hood, storage space, and a lounge area at 26-033 that may be used to just hang out or share ideas about biology!



  • Vortexer, shaker, stirrer, nutator
  • Minifuge, Micro-centrifuge, centrifuge
  • PCR/thermocycler
  • qPCR machine
  • Balance
  • Electrophoresis (boxes for agarose, SDS-PAGE, Western blot)
  • Spectrophotometer (UV/Vis/IR)
  • Gel translumination station
  • Sonicator
  • Protein purification
  • Electroporation
  • Rotovap

  • Autoclave
  • Millipore water
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice machine
  • Microfluidics / PDMS equipment
  • Fume hoods
  • Soldering station
  • Electronics
  • Arduino control
  • Potentiostat
  • Anaerobic Glove Box

For mammalian cell culture:

  • 37C Incubator with 5% CO2
  • Large deli fridge
  • Water bath
  • Centrifuge
  • Microscope
  • Freezer
  • Biosafety Cabinet (2)

For bacterial culture:

  • Incubator
  • Biosafety Cabinet
  • Fermenter/bioreactor

For microscopy & analytical:

  • AFM
  • Histology microscope
  • Spincoater
  • Microbalance
  • 5-mode plate reader

For storage:

  • 4F Refrigeration
  • -20C freezer
  • Ultra low-temperature (-80C) freezer
  • Vapor phase liquid nitrogen
  • Room temperature cubbies