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The biology curriculum is served by well-equipped general laboratories in addition to specialized state-of-the-art biology laboratories, including dedicated labs for teaching and research in cell and molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics. Modern laboratory instrumentation is available in the areas of microbiology, immunology, animal physiology, developmental biology and geographic information system (GIS). The department utilizes the newly completed John D. Gerhart Field Station in El Gouna on the Red Sea for research and coursework in marine biology. The department also hosts and coordinates the Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center’s biotechnology laboratory. This state-of-the-art research facility, together with the diverse research interests of the faculty members in the biology department, provides students with a solid biological science education and skills that are needed to successfully enter professional careers.