Opened in September 2019, the School of Nursing’s new Biobehavioral Research Lab (BBL) will provide students with new avenues to explore symptom science using state of the art technology to further their understanding of the intersections of biology and behavior.
The BBL is committed to supporting and promoting faculty and students’ research in the use of biobehavioral measures and physiological, genetic, and genomic approach.
The lab’s primary focus are the digestive system disorders, such as IBS, and pain, such as chronic lower back pain.
The first floor of Beach Hall holds the Biobehavioral Lab's 1,300 square foot laboratory, amply equipped with freezers, a biosafety hood, and other equipment and instruments.
The BBL collaborates with the laboratory of Center for Advancement in Managing Pain (CAMP) to conduct quantitative sensory testing (QST) for pain management research.
The first floor of Arjona Hall holds the Biobehavioral Lab's clinical research center, where participants can go for study participation.
There are two private rooms for participant data collection, including: interview, biobehavioral and physical assessment, bio-sample collection, and intervention distribution.