Student Computer Lab

The Department of Biology provides a student computer lab to enhance student studies. Any one with a valid University uNID may login to the computers. There are 2 pay printers and 2 scanners available.

Location: South Biology 106
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm
Closures: The lab is only open when classes are in session
Workstations: 23
Platform: Mac OS X

If there are problems with the computers, please send an email to the address printed on the labels attached to the computers.

Important websites

Installed software

General Productivity

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Keynote
  • LibreOffice
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Numbers
  • OpenOffice
  • Pages

Image Editing & Analysis

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MeshLab

Internet Communications

  • CoRD
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop
  • Safari
  • Skype for Business
  • Skype
  • TeamViewer

Math & Graphing

  • KaleidaGraph
  • MATLAB
  • Microsoft Excel
  • R
  • RStudio
  • scidavis
  • StatPlus

Programming

Science

  • 4peaks
  • ApE
  • BSL Analysis
  • Chimera
  • ClustalX
  • FigTree
  • GaitSymQt
  • ImageJ
  • MacPyMOL
  • MacSpecII
  • MarvinSketch
  • MarvinView
  • Mesquite
  • PAUP
  • seaview
  • Seg3D2
  • SnapGene Viewer
  • Swiss-PdbViewer

Utilities

  • Box Sync
  • Dropbox
  • VirtualBox
  • VueScan
  • XQuartz

Online software

  • Google docs
  • iCloud - Free online beta versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Lucidchart - Lucid Software has donated Lucidchart & Lucidpress to all Utah public schools. All University of Utah students, staff and faculty are eligible to use the software solely for educational, research and non-profit activities as long as you register with your uNID email address (u0123456@utah.edu) and as long as it is not used for profit making purposes.
  • Mendeley - Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.

Finding Software

Here are several ways to find the software installed on the computers.

1. Spotlight

Click the magnifying glass icon on the top right of the screen or press the command key and the spacebar.

Spotlight Menu Spotlight Dialog

Type in what you are looking for in the spotlight search dialog. However, sometimes it doesn't find what you are looking for.

Spotlight Dialog

2. Xmenu

You can browse applications using Xmenu.

Xmenu

3. Finder: App List

You can browse applications using the Finder by double clicking the "Macintosh HD" and looking in the "App List".

Hard Disk App List

4. Finder: Applications

You can look in the Applications folder. You can double click on the "Macintosh HD" or in the Finder you can also use the "Go" menu and "Applications", or the keyboard shortcut shift-command-a.

Applications Applications

Other computer labs

The Marriott Library Knowledge Commons has far more computers, multiple platforms, and are open more hours.

The Math computer lab has similar hours but has the benefit of having lab assistants who are experienced in various applications and computer languages.