Research III Building
Joseph E. Walther Hall houses scientific discovery for lifesaving therapies. Designed to promote multidisciplinary collaboration among principal investigators and faculty researchers to increase translational research, the facility includes cancer, neuroscience and immunobiology programs. Consisting of six stories, a basement, and a mechanical penthouse floor, the facility also supports administrative space an auditorium and shared conferencing areas.
The building houses 119 labs designed with flexibility to accommodate technology advancements and lab support areas including instrumentation rooms, tissue culture rooms, and specialized testing rooms. It includes a vivarium, suites for BSL-3 research and gene vector production, as well as a cell repository/DNA serum bank.
The 23,495 SF vivarium is designed for mice and rodents, with the capability to house aquatics studies in the future. It includes a multi-use suite that can be configured as conventional holding rooms, a barrier facility, or an ABSL-2 suite, depending on research requirements or population size. There is also a 5,000-SF ABSL-3 suite that can support multiple concurrent studies. As part of the University’s Lab Animal Resource Center, the Walther Hall vivarium facility is AAALAC accredited.