Telephone: (215) 898-8289 (Paul Schmidt’s office) | (215) 898-7356 (lab)

Fax: (215) 898-8780

Email:  Paul Schmidt, PI –

Subhash Rajpurohit, Research Associate –

Emily Behrman, Graduate student –

Mailing address:

Department of Biology
University of Pennsylvania
433 South University Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6018


We are located at 216 Leidy Labs, on the Penn campus in the University City district of Philadelphia, PA. We are a two minute walk from 38th and Spruce Streets.

Trains, cabs and buses:

We are a ten minute walk from the University City train station and a twenty minute walk from the 30th Street train station. Exit the University City train station onto Spruce Street (also called South Street at this point). Walk west (left) to 38th Street. Exit the 30th Street station onto Market Street. Make your way south and west to 38th and Spruce Streets. (Spruce is five major blocks south of Market.) If visiting from center city, the 40 and 42 bus lines both run west and stop at 38th and Spruce. Pick up the 40 on Lombard Street anywhere between 2nd and 22nd Streets. Pick up the 42 on Walnut Street anywhere between 2nd and 34th Streets. If visiting from West Philly, pick up the 42 bus traveling east anywhere on Spruce Street. For schedules and maps of the public transit system, visit the SEPTA site here.

On foot:

We are a two minute walk from 38th and Spruce Streets. From the southeast corner of 38th and Spruce (next to the Wawa), walk south (past the Wawa loading dock) on 38th Street. After one block you will see two pedestrian paths to the left. Take the second path, Hamilton Walk. Leidy Labs is 3740 Hamilton Walk, the building immediately on your right, with “Zoology” engraved above the entrance. From the lobby, walk up the main staircase to the second floor. We are room 216, at the end of the west wing. Click here to see a campus map.