Natural Science Research Laboratory
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Due to the current and evolving situation with COVID-19, the NSRL is not open to visiting researchers or volunteers, and the public component of the Museum is closed. See link below for more information.
The NSRL is working with limited staff and working from home when possible, while ensuring that the collections are properly cared for. Until further notice, we will be unable to process and ship loans, and please do not ship any returned loans to the NSRL. Thank you for understanding.
Welcome to our new website! We recommend that you bookmark our new URL: www.depts.ttu.edu/nsrl as the menus have changed and our old links do not necessarily forward. Please contact the webmaster if you notice any issues that need our attention. Thank you!
The Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) is a division of the Museum of Texas Tech University committed to the mission of building and preserving a library of our planet's natural heritage for education and research purposes. The NSRL has been recognized as a leader in the development and use of innovative methodologies for biological collections care and data management.
March 2020 The TTU Department of Arts and Sciences is currently featuring an article about Dr. Robert Bradley's former students who now work for the CDC, and the value of their training and experiences at the NSRL in preparing them for their careers. Within that article are links to additional stories on the Marburg virus, rabies, and the value of research abroad.
February 2020 Newsletter Vol. 9, Fall 2019 - Spring 2020, is now available.
December 2019 The 2016 edition of The Mammals of Texas is now available online! Click the "Mammals of Texas online edition" menu button in the header to access the entire contents of this valuable reference.
22 October 2019 The NSRL cataloged its 150,000th mammal voucher specimen, a Euderma maculatum, and celebrated the naming of the Genetic Resources Collection after Dr. Robert J. Baker
12 October 2019 The NSRL-based exhibit, Frozen in Time: Genetic Resource Collections, will be open for public viewing through Spring 2020. See the link for more information, and plan your visit now!
11 October 2019 A memorial volume in honor of Dr. Robert J. Baker has been published.