A key strength of the Biology and Biotechnology Department at WPI is our world-class, interdisciplinary facilities, which include the state-of-the-art Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center within Gateway Park and individual professors’ labs.

In our leading edge facilities, graduate students work alongside postdocs and research associates on fundamental and applied research projects, learning about cellular, molecular, and developmental biology; biochemistry; computational biology; genomics; and neuroscience—all while making discoveries that can change the way we live for the better.

George I. Alden Life Sciences and Bioengineering Educational Center

Located within Goddard Hall, the 21,300-square-foot interdisciplinary Alden Center features four floors of open, technology-rich spaces dedicated to undergraduate biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering programs.


Located within Goddard Hall, the Biology & Biotechnology ProjectLab provides students with MQP opportunities to work on projects affiliated with faculty research in the department's MQP lab on campus.

Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center

Located in Gateway Park, the world-class, 125,000-square-foot Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (LSBC) was built in 2007 and is home to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate research across disciplines and in conjunction with industry. Research conducted here seeks to address complex problems and compelling questions that impact “local-to-global” communities.

Bioprocess Center

Located within the Bioengineering Institute in the LSBC, the Bioprocess Center’s research focuses on biomanufacturing and developing processes for drug manufacturing. The center contracts with industry for research, provides training opportunities for career advancement, and is home to both undergraduate and graduate course work.