Our Facilities

McMaster’s Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) Lab is one of the few centers in Canada equipped to support research on infectious disease and the world’s most deadly pathogens. The 1,400-square-foot lab boasts dedicated animal facilities, a state-of-the-art flow cytometry facility, and ample space for current and future projects.

Consisting of both research and clinical laboratory facilities throughoutthe Health Sciences Centre and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, this facility is accessible to a wide spectrum of investigators both inside and outside McMaster University. It is operated in a manner that maximizes research user access at a reasonable fee, and provides expertise to aid the users in experimental design and protocol development.

The Electron Microscopy Facility provides an inter-disciplinary approach to the investigation of Biological, Biochemical, Clinical and Medical areas of research. The facility offers consulting, experimental design, training and technical services for light and electron microscopic imaging, immuno-labeling, image analysis, morphometry, and elemental analysis. It is the largest diagnostic EM Facility in Canada.

The Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute is an integrated group of clinical and basic scientists dedicated to understanding the impact of digestive health and nutrition on disease across the lifespan.

The CMCB features six integrated modules designed to cover a large scope of research activities. Together, these modules provide the means for the development of new drugs, addressing fundamental biological questions, developing novel analytical techniques and technology, and training exceptionally skilled researchers.