CDU Opens Newly Remodeled Chemistry Lab
CDU held a special opening for the newly remodeled Chemistry Instructional Laboratory. The revamped and updated space will be used for labs and lectures for students in the undergraduate biomedical sciences and postbaccalaureate courses.
“This was a previously underutilized space, and we had the vision to create a lab that can be used to do experiments in organic chemistry, in biotechnology, and general technology,” said Dr. Monica Ferrini, Dean of the College of Science and Health. “This is an important milestone for the University, for the College of Science and Health, and the Department of Health and Life Sciences.”
The lab contains up-to-date laboratory equipment, ductless fume hoods for laboratory safety, water purification systems, and more. A cell culture room is also in the works to allow students to expand their lab and research repertoire.
The remodeling of the lab was made possible thanks to funding and grants from LA County Fund Allocation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Kaiser Permanente, and Hologic.
“When the University had an opportunity to receive funding, it was important to us to redo this lab because of our focus on excellence at the University. We want our students, our faculty, to have excellent equipment and experiences which includes the learning environment,” said Angela Minniefield, Senior Vice President, Advancement and Operations and COO. “We utilize the resources that we receive with the utmost care and the utmost efficiency, all to make the learning environment better for the university.”