The Sundquist Laboratory is named in honor of Professor Leona Sundquist (1896-1988) who served as the Chair of the Department of Sciences at Western Washington University for 19 years.
SPMC's Sundquist Laboratory contains instructional laboratories, research laboratories, and office space for faculty, staff, and visiting scientists.
The primary instructional space is the Teaching Lab where many of SPMC's laboratory classes are taught. The lab is equipped primarily for studying live organisms and is stocked with compound and dissecting microscopes, balances, a drying oven, and centrifuges. A second, smaller classroom holds balances, spectrophotometers, a muffle furnace, a fluorometer, and is equipped with reverse osmosis (RO) and Nanopure water.
Other facilties in the Sundquist Laboratory include two fume hoods, a walk-in environmental chamber, numerous temperature and light controlled incubators for culturing marine microalgae and invertebrates, an epifluorescence microscope, and an inverted microscope.
Quarantine facilites are available for work with non-native marine organisms.