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Department Facilities

The Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences, Meyer Hall of Science and Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences are technologically-based utilizing many state-of-the-art analytical instruments such as:

  • Gas chromatrographs/mass spectrometers
  • Automated blood parameter analyzer
  • Computer-based video digitizer
  • Nikon fluorescence microscope w/microphotography system
  • Pulmonary function analyzer
  • Respiratory gas analyzer
  • Biographs / physiographs
  • Tissue-Tek preparation apparatus
  • Gel electrophoresis systems
  • B & L contrast and dark field microscopes
  • Inverted microscope
  • Human & rodent treadmills
  • Sorval superspeed refrigerated centrifuge
  • Autoclaves
  • Bench centrifuge
  • Freeze dryers
  • YSI oxygen monitors
  • DNA thermal cycler
  • Smith-Root electrofishing boat/trailer
  • Smith-Root and Coffelt barge electrofishing systems
  • YSI and Hach field instrumentation
  • Modern computer facilities with campus-wide, natural, and international networks
  • Physiological data acquisition system
  • Tissue culture facility
  • Histological processing facility
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Carbon dioxide incubators
  • Nikon E200 Polarizing Microscope
  • Nikon E200 Stereoscope
  • Nikon Digital cameras
  • Applied Biosystem 310 Genetic Analyzer for DNA sequencing and forensic genotyping

The Metzger Nature Center

The Metzger Nature Center is ideal for educational purposes and group retreats. It provides and is designed as a field station for the biological sciences offering the opportunity for long term research, several days of classes or in-depth observations. Classes in natural history, ichthyology, ornithology, animal behavior, entomology and science education have regularly used the facilities. Specialized weekend classes in various social science areas occur each year. The ONU Archeology Field School conducts archeological 'digs' during May and June on the property and in the region. In addition, co-curricular groups with interests in conservation, nature, natural resources and related objects-such as the Outdoors Club - find it appearing. Groups as diverse as the Joint Engineering Council, biological and allied health sciences faculty, Ohio College Registrars Association, Student Senate, student affairs staff and members of the university chapel groups are among those utilizing the center on a regular basis.  For additional information contact Terry Keiser at 419-772-2325.

Wetlands Restoration Project (Tidd Farm)

The department also has the Wetlands Restoration Project located 12 miles from campus. It consists of nearly 300 hundred acres that are being returned to the original habitat of muckland, wetlands, fields and woodlots. The area provides long-term study areas in the till plains are of glaciated northwest Ohio.

Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences

Jane Brown

Meyer 118
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed