Defrosting Research Freezers and Refrigerators

Biohazard Warning:

If you store biohazardous materials or isotopes in your freezer, the ice build-up may be contaminated and must be treated as hazardous waste.

How to Properly Thaw your Research Freezer


Back-up Freezers

The Division no longer actively manages the back-up freezers. Use at your own risk.

Talk to your fellow labs to coordinate use. Post signs on the freezer door to indicate ownership of any contents placed inside.

UNITS ARE FOR EMERGENCIES AND DEFROSTING PURPOSES ONLY. Long term storage is disallowed.

Locations of Back of Freezers:

Bonner Hall 2nd floor equipment corridor
Muir Biology 1240
NSB 4108C
Pacific Hall 1017

Safety Assistance