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: 26
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

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 ( and as long as it is not used for profit making purposes.
  • Mendeley - Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.

Installed software


  • Corel Painter
  • meshLab
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Web browsers

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome


  • JMP
  • KaleidaGraph
  • Maple
  • MjoGraph
  • MrBayes
  • R
  • SciDavis
  • StatPlus


  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Office



  • AcqKnowledge
  • easyBundler
  • Bundler
  • ClustalX
  • FigTree
  • GaitSym
  • ImageJ
  • LabView
  • MacClade
  • MacPyMOL
  • MacSpec
  • MarvinBeans
  • Mesquite
  • OsiriX
  • Paup
  • SeaView
  • Seg3D
  • SwissPDBviewer


  • Keyspan

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.