On March 4, President Lawrence H. Summers and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Jeremy R. Knowles officially dedicated Harvard’s new Bauer Laboratory, which will house the Bauer Center for Genomics Research. The new building was made possible by a major gift from Charles T. (“Ted”) Bauer ’42. For family, friends, alumni/ae, guests, and members of the faculty and staff, the dedication program included a tour of the new building, the dedication ceremony, and faculty-led symposia on genomics and on imaging and mesoscale structures. During the dedication, Dean Knowles gratefully acknowledged Bauer’s gift, and spoke of the excitement of faculty, fellows, and students about the new center: “Ted, we recognize your prescience, we salute your generosity, and we thank you for launching biological sciences at Harvard so splendidly into the 21st century.”
The Bauer Laboratory, designed by Ellenzweig Associates, is a 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art laboratory facility, interactive spaces of which include the Bioinformatics Lobby, a cyber café, and a video-conferencing seminar room.