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Research Instrumentation Shop

Overview of Services

Welcome to the Research Instrumentation Shop!

We would be happy to help you design and create the parts you need to do your work more efficiently. Please stop in to say hello (just down the hall from the Cell Center at 75 John Morgan Building). You can also reach us at 215-898-3663 or by email at We are usually around from 8:00am-3:45pm Monday through Friday.

The Research Instrumentation Shop (RIS) is a non-profit, shared resource machine shop facility of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Our staff is comprised of mechanical and optical specialists with years of experience in the design construction of custom laboratory and experimental clinical instrumentation.  RIS has a long history of assisting researchers and graduate students from Penn, as well as scientists outside the University and from industry, with a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. RIS will meet their needs to design, construct, and package their research instrumentation in a timely fashion.  We are conveniently located in the basement of the John Morgan Building, Room 75. Please visit us to discuss your research requirements. We may already have a solution to your problem.

Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

Our RRID is RRID:SCR_022424.  Please cite us using this identifier when publishing your results.


Dieter Hunt | Machinist |

Lisa WardDepartment Administrator |

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 

8 am - 3:45 pm


3620 Hamilton Walk

75 John Morgan Bldg.

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dieter Hunt
75 John Morgan Bldg.
Lisa Ward
243 Anat-Chem Bldg.
Ingrid Schafroth
Core Facility Coordinator
242 Anat-Chem Bldg.