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.


Request Services:

  • 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.


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 Overview of Using a Core - Customer


Name Role Phone Email Location
Biomolecular Research Center
Core Facility
Cindy Keller-Peck
Imaging and Histology Manager
Xinzhu Pu
Mass Spectrometry Manager
Stephanie Tuft
Molecular Biology and Tissue Culture Manager, Safety Manager
Science 241
Luke Woodbury
Biomolecular Characterization Manager
Lynn Karriem
Bioprinting Lab manager
MCMR 131
Jon Reeck
Research Manager
Sean Howard
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Manager

Service List

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
Imaging & Histology (8)
Biomolecular Characterization (3)
Mass Spectrometry (8)
BRC Faculty/Staff Support (2)
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab (3)
Data Analysis (1)
Molecular Biology / Tissue Culture (2)

Available Equipment and Resources

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab (BMMB) (3)
Imaging & Histology (1)
Molecular Biology and Biosafety Cabinets (1)