In 1996, the Neuroscience Program and Biology Department moved into the new Life Sciences Building shown at left. This modern facility is located next to the Seeley Mudd Building (which houses the Mathematics and Computer Science Departments and the Academic Computer Center, and is attached to the Merrill Science Center (which houses the Keefe Science Library and the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology.
Federal and private foundation grants have contributed to the specialized equipment used in teaching and research which includes ultracentrifuges, scintillation counters, spectrophotometers, high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, fluorescence microscopes, video equipment, a cell sorter, tissue culture facilites, a greenhouse, and many networked computers.
Several natural areas nearby offer opportunities for field research. The Connecticut River Valley contains many lakes and streams as well as diverse terrestrial ecosystems, and the College owns a large wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the campus.