The new $412 million advanced research center for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is designed as an interactive hub of exploration and discovery. The approximately 650,000-square-foot center is meant to cultivate transformative research and collaboration.
The center will be an interactive and interdisciplinary environment designed specifically to generate new ideas and teamwork. The labs and spaces will enable researchers to collaborate openly across departments. Open atriums and courtyards will bring in natural light, and interaction zones will unite key science disciplines.
Labs will focus on immunology, neurobiology, cell and molecular biology, gene editing, metabolomics, advanced microscopy, epigenetics, genomics, immunotherapy and RNA biology. Integrated advanced technologies and resources will help to accelerate the pace of discovery.
Two of the center’s eight floors are slated for future expansion and evolving technology in an effort to make sure the advanced research center meets the needs of new initiatives, like a recent partnership with the World Health Organization to fight cancer abroad, and the growing teams that support them.
Led by The Crump Firm (lead architect) and Jacobs Engineering (lab design), construction began April 2018, and it will be completed in 2021.
To learn more about this project's pivotal role in the one-of-a-kind mission and unprecedented growth at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, read The Daily Memphian's article published Sept. 20, 2018.
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