The Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center: A New Home for a New Vision of Science

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Life Sciences Center

Photo by John Sherman

The science of life has a new home at Dartmouth. Under construction since September 2008, the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center has been up and running for academic business since fall term classes began in September 2011.

“At its core, the Life Sciences Center was designed to allow people to come together in teams and solve problems of great impact,” says Provost Carol Folt, the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences. “Scientists working in this building, and indeed the students we teach, are seeking solutions to urgent problems—from climate change to poverty, environmental degradation and human health to mental illness and genetic disorders.”

In this video, meet some of the Dartmouth scientists whose research and teaching has a new home in a building specifically designed to support collaborative, interdisciplinary work across all the life sciences, including Mary Lou Guerinot, the Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor of the Sciences; Celia Chen ’78, PhD ’94, research professor of biological sciences; and Patrick Dolph, associate professor of biological sciences.

See more images of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center.