Faculty groups on main campus are housed in the Gilbert Biological Sciences Building, the William F. Herrin Laboratories, the Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory Building, and the James H. Clark Center. Biology is part of a science cluster on the campus, and is near the Medical School, and the departments of Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Bioengineering.
Hopkins Marine Station is a marine biology research and educational facility that operates as a branch of the Department of Biology. Founded in 1892, Hopkins was the first marine laboratory to be established on the American Pacific coast. Since that time, many notable scientists, as well as a continuous population of undergraduate and graduate students have come to the Station to study and work towards a better understanding of the marine world. The Station is located in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula, which forms the Southern shore of Monterey Bay.
For more than a century, scientists from academic institutions and resource management agencies around the world have conducted a wide range of research at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, producing hundreds of academic publications and receiving more than 150 advanced degrees for work based on the site.
The Carnegie Department of Plant Biology engages in basic research on the mechanisms involved in the growth and development of plants and algae. The Department of Plant Biology is co-located with the Carnegie Department of Global Ecology on a seven-acre site on the campus of Stanford University. Many of the Carnegie staff scientists also have academic appointments at in the Department of Biology and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.
The Biology Plant Growth Facility is a four-acre farm located on Stock Farm Road, with greenhouses and a laboratory complex.