State-of-the-art instruments and equipment are available for use by all CBE faculty, staff, and students. General use areas include an analytical instrument lab, a microbiology lab with media preparation area and autoclaves, and a general molecular area with two thermocyclers, a gel running and imaging station, as well as an isolated radioactive isotope lab. Kristen Brileya, the CBE's technical operations manager, oversees the research laboratories, provides one-on-one training for students, ensures safe laboratory practices, and maintains equipment.

CBE Lab Safety Information

*Policy on cell phone use in the labs (pdf)

CBE Facilities

The CBE moved into MSU’s former Engineering and Physical Sciences Building when it was built in 1997. Now Barnard Hall, the building was renamed after a private donation was made in 2016 which contributed toward remodeling common areas and the building exterior. The more than 20,000 sq. ft. facility includes offices and conference rooms for faculty, staff, and students; a computer lab; and thirteen fully equipped research laboratories. 

Descriptions of CBE Facilities  

Contact information

CBE Laboratory/Safety Manager:

Kristen Brileya
Office: EPS 367A
Office phone: (406) 994-6086
kristen.brileya@montana.edu

CBE Biosafety Officer:

Elinor Pulcini
Office: EPS 322 
Office phone: (406) 994-1814
elinor_p@montana.edu

University Biosafety Officer:

Phil Merta
Office phone: (406) 994-3779  
philip.merta@montana.edu

Emergency Services:

Fire  (406) 994-2121
Police (406) 994-2121
Ambulance (406) 994-2121
Facilities Services (406) 994-2107