In September 2003, Gonzaga University dedicated a new wing to Hughes Hall, the "Inland Northwest Natural Research and Resource Center ".  This new wing houses teaching and research laboratories for the Chemistry and Biology Departments.  In 2004, the original wing of Hughes Hall was renovated to create biology teaching laboratories and additional research space for the two departments.
The maximum number of students allowed in each laboratory section is 18 or less.  This creates a safe environment and allows students to get individual help.  Each laboratory section is monitored by a professor or professional staff and some courses use student teaching assistants to increase individualized help.

The chemistry laboratories have state-of-the-art air handling equipment with constant volume air control with 100% outside air exchange.  From the introductory laboratories to the advanced laboratories, the lab space was designed for functionality and safety.

Our undergraduate students have access to modern analytical and qualitive tools for their classwork and research projects.  Below are some of the major instruments available.

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Varian Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA) SPECTR-50B 2010
Jasco Circular Dichroism Spectropolarimeter (CD) J-815 2010
 Bruker 300 MHz FT-NMR         Avance 300  2000
 Perkin-Elmer Luminescence Spectrometer     LS-50B   2000
 Perkin-Elmer FT-IR       Spectrum 2000  1997
 (2ea) Perkin-Elmer FT-IR       RX 2003
 Agilent Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spect (ICP-MS)       7700 Series 2010 

 Philips Powder X-Ray Diffractometer         

APD3720 1995*
 UV-Vis Diode Array Spectrophotometer      8452A   1990
 UV-Vis Diode Array Spectrophotometer       8453 2002
DIONEX Ion Chromatograph (IC) ICS-2100 2010
Waters UPLC-Time of Flight Mass Spect (LCT) Accuity-Premier XE 2008
Waters HPLC-Mass Spectrometer Alliance-Quatro Micro 2008
ÄKTApurifier liqiud chromatography system ÄKTApurifier 10 2007
HP/Agilent Gas Chromatograph & Mass Spectrometer  5890A/5972  1994
Gilson Gradient HPLC  Gradientm 2002
 Parr Bomb Calorimeter        1351 1998
 P-E differential scanning calorimeter      DSC-7 1993
 P-E thermogravimetric analyzer        TGA-7 1993 
 Beckman Liquid  Scintillation Counter      LS65OO 2002
 CEM Microwave Extraction System     MES 1000  1994
 CEM Microwave Digester System     MDS 2100  1994
 *The ICP/OES and XRD instruments were Government Surplus from the US Bureau of Mines at no cost to Gonzaga nearly a quarter of a million in tax dollars being recycled.