Research Facilities

Agricultural & Biological Engineering Computing Facilities

GIS, CAE, mathematical modeling and simulation development.


Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory​ (ADDL)

Diagnostic services to veterinary practitioners, animal producers, companion animal owners, wildlife conservationists, animal researchers, and state and federal regulatory officials. Contact: addl@ or (765) 494-7440.


Campuswide Mass Spectrometry Facility​ (CWMSC)

Mass spectrometry services and a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization instrument for peptide and protein analysis. 


Cancer Center Facilities (PUCCR)​

Services to Cancer Center members and non-members in nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, analytical cytology, DNA analysis, and drug development. Contact: (765) 494-9129.

Constructed Wetlands

Monitored for studies on: treatment of agricultural runoff from land on and adjacent to the Animal Sciences Research & Education Center; and golf course and urban runoff on the Kampen Golf Course. Contact Linda Lee​


Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center

Outdoor training laboratories for small-plot demonstrations of crop problems through which agriculturists improve their troubleshooting skills, and evaluate new and alternative management strategies. Contact: Cory Gerber, AGRY.


Food Science Pilot Laboratory

Model manufacturing area for companies to evaluate how a process works before committing to full production. Contact: Erik Kurdelac, FS.


Genomics Core Facility

High throughput sequencing, low throughput sequencing, Affymetrix arrays and informatics to support genomics research. Contact: Phillip San Miguel, HLA.


Life Science Microscopy Facility

Electron microscopy instrumentation and support services, with capabilities for light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and computer-based image analysis. Contact: Chris Gilpin, HLS.


Life Science Fluorescence Imaging Facility

Gives Purdue researchers access to the highest-quality imaging technology at reasonable cost. A joint effort of the Colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Engineering, and Science and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Lilly Greenhouses and Plant Growth Facility​

The Lilly Greenhouses and Plant Growth Facility, located south of Lilly Hall of Life Science, serve as the primary greenhouse space available to the departments of Botany and Plant Pathology and Agronomy.

Plant Growth Facilities​

Computer-controlled greenhouse zones, growth chambers, walk-in refrigeration units, controlled-environment rooms, potting area and laboratories for research and teaching.


Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory

Identification of insects, plants and plant diseases or diagnosis of plant and pest problems and control recommendations, for research faculty and staff, Extension specialists and county educators, and private businesses, and Indiana citizens. Contact: Gail Ruhl, BTNY.


Post-Harvest Education & Research Center

Fully functional grain handling center and pilot bin facility that benefits crop and food producers, handlers and processors, and their allied manufacturing and service industries in Indiana and the Midwest, with research on grain quality, stored product protection, and related areas. Contact: Klein Ileleji​, ABE.


Purdue Agricultural Air Quality Laboratory

Odor, gas, and dust emissions studies for industry, government, agribusiness, and communities—olfactometry, chemical analyses using gas chromatography, and continuous emissions monitoring of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and others. Contact: Al Heber, ABE.

Purdue Agricultural Centers

A network of farms across Indiana used for research and Extension activities requiring field facilities. Contact: Steve Hawkins​, AGAD.


Sensory Evaluation Laboratory

Sensory analysis through food tasting in a controlled environment to help industry partners with studies, data collection, and statistical analysis that support research and development, sales, marketing and manufacturing. Contact: Dr. Andrea Liceaga​, FS.


Transgenic Mouse Core Facility

A centralized resource for the production of transgenic and gene-targeted mice for Purdue investigators


Water Quality Field Station

Individually tiled and instrumented field plots structured for studies on movement of agricultural chemicals under various management practices and cropping systems. Purdue and USDA researchers evaluate alternative management practices environmental, agronomic, and economic effectiveness. Contact: Sylvie Brouder, AGRY.


A database of Research Cores at Purdue University can be found at

A list of other multidisciplinary research facilities available at Purdue can be found at


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