Molecular Biology Building photo

Molecular Biology Building

Official abbreviation: MOL-BIO

Constructed in 1992

Space in this building

206,086 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
10:00 PM
7:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-1079


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Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 7

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 10:05 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 1210K)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Friday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.


Opened in 1992, the Molecular Biology Building is a truly unique structure. The one and one-half ton "G-Nome" figures atop each of the four corners of the building provide the first clues that this building is unique. Then, a closer inspection shows DNA helixes trailing down the building from each of the gnomes. The airy atrium provides a sense of openness inside the building, and helps to highlight the DNA molecule, in mosaic tile, that graces the floor of the atrium. In short, public art, a requirement for all newly constructed state buildings since 1978, is built into the actual structure of the Molecular Biology Building. This impressive four story structure give students and faculty state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facilities in which to generate new knowledge in disease resistance, environmental protection, genetic alterations, and a host of other topics that will ultimately benefit virtually the entire planet.