Report of the President – January 2012
Research Without Walls

Ballroom lab
The large and flexible laboratory space will foster interdisciplinary research.

A spacious "ballroom lab" will provide an environment for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

It's referred to as a "ballroom lab," a large open laboratory without walls and the kind of space that draws researchers from different schools and disciplines. By working close to each other, researchers share ideas, sparking innovations.

With funds from a $13.5 million construction grant from the National Institutes of Health, Tulane is beginning a major renovation of laboratory spaces in the J. Bennett Johnston Health and Environmental Research Building.  The plan will transform traditionally designed lab spaces into large, open and flexible laboratories capable of being immediately reconfigured.


Tulane University grant will cultivate teamwork at labs
We can make the world a better place.
©2012 Office of Tulane University President Scott Cowen