Research Facilities

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

The Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, opened in 2001, includes eight floors housing fundamental research laboratories of five departments in the School of Medicine: human genetics, cell biology, neurology, pathology and laboratory medicine, and physiology. The basement includes a vivarium housing laboratory mice. The Whitehead Building was the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building in the Southeast to receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

O. Wayne Rollins Research Center

The O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, opened in 1990, includes six floors housing fundamental research laboratories of five departments in the School of Medicine: microbiology and immunology, pharmacology, and physiology, as well as fundamental research laboratories in the Department of Biology in Emory College.

Woodruff Memorial Research Building

The Woodruff Memorial Research Building was built in the 1950s and 1960s, with a west wing added in 1993. The building includes seven stories above ground and two below. It is considered the “birth place” of the modern research era in the School of Medicine. Many of the research laboratories are occupied by physician-researchers with primary appointments in clinical departments. Floor-by-floor renovations have been completed over the years, and the building currently is undergoing selected renovations to convert “wet bench” to “dry lab” space for departments in need of that research environment.

Health Sciences Research Building

The Health Sciences Research Building, opened in 2013, includes five stories housing fundamental research laboratories and offices for the Department of Pediatrics, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. It includes core laboratories: a BSL-3 lab, flow cytometry core, gnotobiotic core, and cellular imaging core. It also includes a two-level bridge connecting the building to the Emory Children’s Center Building housing additional pediatric research laboratories.

Winship Cancer Institute

In addition to its clinical facilities, the Winship Cancer Institute’s main building, Emory Clinic C, houses three floors of wet laboratory space.

Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Conducts basic science and translational research to support development of new treatments and diagnostic methods for humans

Technology Transfer

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer guides commercially promising scientific discoveries from the laboratory into commercialization through a robust pipeline that has launched 59 products into the marketplace and helped create 89 startup companies in drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostics, and software.