Our Facility

The Rowland Institute at Harvard is located in a 110,000 square-foot building located on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the midst of a number of prestigious colleges, universities and medical schools.

The facility boasts a fabrication clean-room, a tissue culture room, a greenhouse with additional plant growth chambers, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, laboratories, a private library, an on-site machine shop, as well as an electronics engineering laboratory, to support the research. Our resources allow scientists to pursue uniquely important scientific questions on a time scale suited to differ from the norm in other research settings.


Our facilities manager, Scott Bevis, works with each new Junior Fellow to design a laboratory suited to their experimental needs. As well as working with construction specialists, the Institute's Wood and Carpentry Shop assists in customizing laboratory spaces.