about the lab

Since 2010, Genspace has provided lab space to independent researchers, scientists, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, teachers and students. In 2017, we moved to a new facility in Sunset Park where we can provide even more space and resources to our members.

Our lab follows Biosafety Level 1 guidelines. Learn more about becoming a member here. Starting in February 2018, we are also supporting several Community Projects for members who want to work on group research. 

In our lab, we freely provide supplies and equipment including:



  • Spectrophotometer
  • Plate reader
  • Microscopes
  • Refrigerators, -20 and -80°C Freezers
  • Liquid N2 storage
  • Clean hood
  • Micropipettors and Tabletop Centrifuges
  • DNA and protein gel electrophoresis equipment
  • Thermocyclers, including qPCR machine
  • Heat Blocks and Water Baths
  • Separate incubators for microbiology and mycology
  • Autoclave



  • Centrifuge tubes (1.5, 15 & 50 mL) and spectrophotometer cuvettes
  • 5, 10 and 25 mL serological pipettes
  • Gloves
  • Petri Dishes
  • Pipette tips



  • Defined and Complex Bacterial Media +/- Agar
  • Selection antibiotics (Amp, Kan. Chlor)
  • Agarose, loading buffer, DNA ladders, 50x TAE, gel stains
  • Assorted buffers and common reagents