The Integrated Science Building houses research space for multiple units across campus. Visit the departmental and lab websites below for more information.

ISB units

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The department conducts research in organometallic, materials, environmental, surface, biophysical, bioanalytical, synthetic, green chemistry and more.
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Medicinal Chemistry

Researchers study a range of interests, including synthetic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and peptide chemistry, natural products chemistry, and more.
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Molecular Biosciences

Investigators study biochemistry, biophysics, cancer biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, virology, neurobiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and more.
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Physics & Astronomy

The department engages in applied physics research focusing on energy, nanoscience and technology, quantum computation using superconducting qubits and ultra-fast lasers.

KU Office of Research units

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Clean Room

The KU Nanofabrication lab caters to researchers manufacturing micro- and nanofluidic devices for biomedical research, but it has the equipment and resources to accommodate broad research applications with micro- and nanofabrication needs.
Electron paramagnetic resonance machine in ISB

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance

The EPR lab studies materials with unpaired electrons and is useful for studying organic radicals and metal complexes.

Molecular structures at an atomic level

Mass Spectrometry

MSL provides the research community with expertise in protein identification, analysis of protein primary structure and post-translational modifications.

KU Office of Research Units

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The Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Research Resource Core Lab provides life and physical sciences and engineering users a wide spectrum of sample preparation tools and techniques and imaging technologies.
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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

The NMR Lab is responsible for maintaining the high field NMR spectrometers, training users, providing spectra on a service basis, and assisting users with design, execution, and interpretation of NMR experiments.
Two researchers work in the X-ray lab


The lab uses diffraction methods to determine high-precision three-dimensional solid-state structures of crystalline organic, inorganic and biological molecules and to identify polycrystalline materials.