Biosciences Program

  • Biosciences Program
    The University of Iowa
    353 Medical Research Center | Iowa City, IA 52242-1181
    Telephone: (319) 335-8306 | Email:

    Driving Directions

    from Interstate 80

    • Exit South on Dubuque St. (Exit 244)
    • Follow Dubuque St. South to Market St.
    • Right on Market St.
    • Follow Market St. to Madison St.
    • Left on Madison St.
    • Follow Madison St. to Iowa Ave.
    • Right on Iowa Ave.
    • Proceed on Iowa Ave. through the intersection of Iowa Ave. and Riverside Dr. (Hwy 6)
    • Iowa Ave. turns into Newton Rd. once you cross Riverside Dr.


    • The most convenient parking facility is Newton Road Ramp (Lot 10) which is located on the right-hand side of Newton Road after the Westlawn building, and is just north of the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF).
    • Do not enter the Newton Road Ramp where the meters are located [parking is limited to 1 hr. at the meters]. 
    • You may  pay by cash, check, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard). If you are parked in the ramp less than 15 minutes, there is no charge.

    Walking Directions

    from the Newton Road Parking Ramp use the elevator or stairs and exit south.

    • Cross Newton Rd. and proceed on the walkway that borders the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) heading South towards the College of Medicine Administration Building (CMAB).
    • CMAB shares a courtyard with the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB). There is a bench in the courtyard with two colonnades of Greek figures head's between CMAB & EMRB.  Continue to the right of CMAB and the entrance to Medical Research Center (MRC) sits between CMAB and General Hospital.
    • The building entrance is in the middle of the main floor. You will enter thru two double doors. The stairway is straight ahead and the elevator is to the right. Take either to the third floor.
    • Once you are on the third floor proceed right and take an immediate right down the south hallway where you will find the main office for the Biosciences Program located at 357 Medical Research Center.

    Bus Service

    • Bus on the Go (BONGO) - Get real-time route information
      • Stop #0257 (Newton Road Ramp)
        • University of Iowa Cambus: Blue, Hawkeye Hospital (afternoons only), Hospital via Hancher, and Pentacrest (Night Pentacrest) routes. 
        • Iowa City Transit: Manville Heights, Melrose Express, Plaen View, Westside Hospital, Westwinds (Westwinds Night & Weekend) routes. 
        • Coralville Transit: 10th Street, AM Express, Lantern Park, Night/Saturday, PM Express, PM North Liberty routes. 
      • Stop #0256 (MERF)
        • University of Iowa Cambus: Hawkeye Hospital (mornings only) Hospital via Hancher, and Pentacrest (Night Pentacrest) Red, and Research Park routes. 
        • Iowa City Transit: Manville Heights, Plaen View, Westside Hospital, and Westwinds (Westwinds Night & Weekend) routes. 
        • Coralville Transit: 10th Street, AM Express, AM North Liberty, Lantern Park, Night/Saturday, and PM Express routes.  
    • Greyhound
    • Megabus
    • Burlington Trailways