Genetics Lab

Students working in Genetics Lab.

The Genetics Lab is comprised of four research groups studying various genetic aspects of a variety of species, including salmon, kangaroo rats, black walnut trees, raccoons and bobcats. This lab, one of the largest labs on campus, enabling researchers in the same field to share equipment, minimize costs and maximize the available space. In addition to the six faculty members involved in research in this lab, there are an additional 24 individuals are working in the lab, ranging from undergraduate volunteers to senior research scientists. Forestry and Natural Resources personnel can contact Rhonda Taylor, Lab manager at  to get more information about how to gain access to this space. 

The Genetics Lab is located in the David C. Pfendler Hall of Agriculture, Room 141, 715 W. State St., W. Lafayette, IN, 47907. 

Research faculty

Student measuring in Genetics Lab. Other Research Faculty Users

Lab Location & More About Our Research

David C. Pfendler Hall of Agriculture, Room 141
715 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Learn about our nine Research Areas and meet our world-class faculty members.

Allied research centers seek to support and enhance the research and partnership enterprise at Purdue University. The centers are valued and encouraged as they create a venue for faculty to come together to pursue common goals. Forestry and Natural Resources faculty and staff are involved in six centers at the University.

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources maintains an impressive collection of state-of-the-art research and education facilities. These labs, green houses, and educational facilities are a fundamental component that enables our faculty and students to learn, make new discoveries, and engage our clients in using these discoveries to sustain our nation’s ecosystems and natural resources.​