Department of BioMolecular Sciences

The University of Mississippi

Research Facilities

TCRC West Wing

Thad Cochran Research Center West Wing

The School of Pharmacy is the sole occupant of Faser Hall, a four-story building completed in 1969, housing the teaching and research activities of the faculty and students. The fourth floor of Faser Hall was fully renovated in 2005. Renovation of the third floor of Faser Hall began in 2008 and was completed in 2010.

All members of the biomolecular sciences faculty hold joint appointments with the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 1989, the institute received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a National Center for Natural Products Research. The first phase (Thad Cochran Research Center East Wing) provided 115,000 gross square feet of space for multiple use including state-of-the-art research laboratories, offices, conference space, classrooms, major instrument and computer facilities, a Science Library and an animal care facility. This $27.5 million Center was occupied in Summer, 1995. The second phase, a 120,000 gross square feet addition, was completed in 2015. The Thad Cochran Research Center West Wing includes a clinical studies facility, large instrument facility, Biosafety Level 3 laboratory, laboratories for scale-up synthesis and laboratories for expanding efforts to discover natural products. The wing allows NCNPR scientists to advance their natural products drug discoveries toward commercialization.