The Gary & Ann Crocker Science Center Project

Faculty Benefits

The CSC will be tailored to the needs of research faculty hailing from distinct fields of scientific inquiry. Intended both to support current faculty and attract researchers from around the world, the CSC is critical to success and expansion of the University of Utah’s research mission.


Mathematical pharmacology; physical chemistry; medical genetics. Over the past century, scientific inquiry is increasingly driven by collaborations between dozens of researchers in multiple fields of expertise.

The CSC fully embraces this spirit of collaborative, interdisciplinary discovery. Open research areas are meant to encourage new connections, while the broad variety of researchers in the CSC will mutually benefit from one another’s unique perspectives.


The basic unit of observational research, laboratories are essential to any research institution. With more than a dozen lab spaces, the CSC will provide facilities for scientists seeking to understand our world.

One lab will host many projects in its lifetime—and the labs in the CSC are being designed for maximum flexibility. Adaptable to all kinds of research, these spaces will support new and unexpected science.

Research Resources

Observational research requires a panoply of specialized devices, precision instruments, and controlled spaces. The CSC features state-of-the-art microscopes and observation rooms, providing material support for research initiatives at the U.

These “core facilities” will address the diverse needs of research faculty across the University of Utah campus. Scientists in physical science, life science, medicine, and engineering will all find use for these important tools.