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Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

CCR is housed on the ground floor of the University at Buffalo's Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences building located in downtown Buffalo, NY.

 

Construction Zone 2014!

There has been constant construction in the general area of the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics building since it's construction in 2005.  However, this summer the construction is having an immediate effect on all employees and visitors of the building.  Roads are closed, parking lot entrances are changed weekly to accomodate projects, and walkways are, at best precarious, if not non-existant.  We recommend you contact whomever you're visiting in the building a day or two before your visit to get the most up-to-date info about parking and navigating the area.

Directions & Parking Information

Mapquest Link: New York State Center of Excellence In Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

Google Maps: New York State Center of Excellence In Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

From the West:
Take the I-90 East (New York State Thruway) to exit 53: I-190 North towards Downtown Buffalo/Niagara Falls. Go through the Toll Barriers and continue on I-190 North for 5 miles. Take the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left on to Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the East:
Take the I-90 West (New York State Thruway) past the Williamsville Toll Barriers. Stay on the I-90 West and shortly thereafter take exit 51W (Route 33 West towards Buffalo). Continue on Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 7 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport:
Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West towards Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 8 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway)
Exit at the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From I-190 North/I-190 South
Exit at the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the Skyway
Take the first exit to I-190 South and exit immediately at Elm Street. Proceed to Goodell Street. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be straight ahead. Elm ends at Goodell. Turn left on to Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Center of Excellence is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

Public Transportation
Metro Rail and Metro Bus Service  provided by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority can be accessed from the campus. For Metro Rail service, use the Allen/Hospital Station at Main and Allen streets. Go one half block on Main Street to Carlton Street and turn left onto Carlton.Use Metro Bus routes along Main Street. For information on schedules and fares, contact the NFTA at (716) 855-7211.

 

 

Downtown Map

Parking at the Medical Campus

Public parking is available - both on-street and off-street - throughout the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

The closest parking spots to our building are a limited numbers of paid parking spots right in front of the Center of Excellence on Virginia Street between Ellicott and Michigan Streets (dollars, coins, credit cards accepted).


Off-Street Parking

Parking Ramp - Ellicott St between Goodell & Virginia, Ellicott St between Goodrich & North

Surface Lots - Corner of Ellicott and High, High St between Main and Ellicott, and Ellicott St between Carlton and High


On-Street Parking

There is two-hour metered parking available throughout the Medical Campus accepting quarters only as well as Pay & Display spots accepting dollars, coins, and credit cards

 

 

Hotels, Restaurants, and Area Attractions

Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo Place  - the center core of downtown Buffalo. Theatre, concerts, nightlife, and special events.

HSBC Arena  - home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, the NLL's Buffalo Bandits, and the premier indoor concert and entertainment venue in Western New York.

Erie Basin Marina  - public boat launches on the Buffalo waterfront

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park  - A waterfront museum dedicated to the proud military veterans of Western New York.

Performing Arts Center  - performing arts center featuring off-broadway and first-run plays, musicals, concerts.

Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau  - Your guide to Western New York and the Niagara Region. Guides for accommodations, activities, shopping, and dining.

Allentown Historic District  - A comprehensive resource to learn about the beautiful historic neighborhood adjacent to the CoE. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the neighborhood possesses unique restaurants, shops, and homes.

Adam's Mark Buffalo  - Downtown Buffalo's largest hotel and conference center.

Best Western Hotel

Buffalo Hampton Inn & Suites  - Downtown's newest hotel, positioned in the middle of Buffalo's Chippewa Entertainment District.

Comfort Suites

Doubletree Club Hotel  - Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, just 3 blocks from the CoE. Buffalo General Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute are immediately accessible from the hotel. Special rates available for guests of the CoE.

Embassy Suites

Hyatt Regency Buffalo  - Buffalo's premier downtown hotel, situated at Fountain Plaza. Special rates available for guests of the CoE.

The Mansion on Delaware Avenue  - The city's most exclusive and elegant hotel, only blocks from the CoE.