Biomolecular Research Center



Welcome to the Boise State University Biomolecular Research Center (BRC)! The BRC is a collaborative research center designed to provide a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and education with opportunities for students and faculty members alike.


Our core facilities support Idaho INBRE, Mountain West CTR-IN, COBRE in Matrix Biology, and the investigator-initiated research from the following graduate programs: Biomolecular Sciences PhD, Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior PhD, Materials Science & Engineering PhD, Biology MS, and Chemistry & Biochemistry MS.


Our mission is to provide a wide range of instrumentation and technical support to facilitate multidisciplinary research from Boise State University investigators, external academic affiliates and industrial partners.  Our goal is to increase the level of biomolecular research at Boise State University.


To Create a Service Request:


  • Click the Service Request tab and click on the Request Service button next to the service of interest. Work through the request.
  • You will be asked to complete a form and provide payment information for your request before submitting the request to the core.

Your request will be pending review by the core. The core will add charges and submit it back to you for approval. Make sure to watch for an email from iLab regarding your updated project.



To Create an Equipment Reservation:


  • Click on Reserve Equipment tab and then the View Schedule button next to the equipment of interest. Click and drag on the time frame you would like your reservation for.
  • Trained or "independent users" will be free to reserve equipment at any given time open in the calendar.  
  • New user reservations may need to be approved by the core, you can confirm this by viewing your Home page by clicking the Home button on the upper-left corner of iLab.




Biomolecular Research Center
2000 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1511



Links and Resources

  1. Biomolecular Research Center Homepage
  2. BRC Recharge Services
  3. iLab customer manual
  4. iLab PI Manual


Name Role Phone Email Location
Raquel Brown
Microscopy and Imaging Manager
Rich Beard
Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture Manager, Safety Manager
Cindy Keller-Peck
Histology Manager
Xinzhu Pu
Mass Spectrometry Manager
Lisa Warner
AUC, NMR & Protein Structure

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