Lab will have Biosafety Level 2 capabilities and contain basic equipment
A new biology makerspace, called the “BioMakerspace,” is scheduled to open this coming IAP in the basement of Building 26. The space, which is currently under construction, will be open to “the entirety of the MIT community” to be “used for whatever the student users really want to use it for,” said Justin Buck PhD ’12 in an interview with The Tech. Buck is the manager of the BioMakerspace and is currently overseeing its construction.
Buck said the lab will have Biosafety Level 2 capabilities and contain “all the basic equipment,” including a tissue culture room, incubators, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettes, thermal cyclers, a refrigerator, a PCR, and common reagents.
Construction of the space is in the final stages and equipment is in the process of being…