The Boston University Biology Department Workshop designs and builds specialized research equipment for the Biology department. The workshop specializes in the design, machining and fabrication of all types of experimental equipment and is here to serve the entire Biology Department. The workshop has designed and built hundreds of pieces of research equipment, ranging from simple radiation shields, to shark immobilizers. The workshop routinely works with stainless steel, aluminum, copper, ceramics and glass, thermoplastics, and wood. Whether you have an existing design, or just an idea in your head, the workshop has the ability to turn your ideas into working equipment.

The Workshop Supervisor Jonathan Perry is a Facilities Management employee who is assigned on a full-time basis to the Biology Department and is responsible for the operations of the Biology Department Workshop. He has over 20 years' experience in designing, machining and construction of specialized equipment. Primary responsibilities include operating and maintaining a machine shop; design and construction of specialized research equipment; performing a variety of maintenance jobs in Departmental offices and labs.