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Natural Science Research Laboratory

Updated Covid-19 Statement (4 November 2020)- Although the NSRL and the Museum as a whole are currently open, please be aware that changing Covid-19 conditions may impact staff availability at any time.  Please contact our Curator of Collections, heath.garner@ttu.edu, regarding the potential scheduling of research visits, shipment of returned loans, etc.  Thank you for understanding.


Bat from the NSRL Mammal CollectionVoucher Birds from the NSRL Bird CollectionA try of butterflies and mothsInside a Liquid Nitrogen FreezerPicture Showing Standard Collecting SuppliesPacking a Loan

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.


September 2020 Revised "Guidelines and Procedures for Authors of Occasional Papers and Special Publications" are now available.  All submitting authors should refer to these guidelines when preparing manuscripts for these series.

June 2020 Texas Tech Today article, Researchers Say Genetics May Determine Wound Infection and Healing, focuses on cutting edge research by a team that includes the NSRL's Curator of Genetic Resources Caleb Phillips and his doctoral student Craig Tipton. The PLOS Pathogens publication that resulted from this research can be found here.

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.




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