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Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Symposium

Registration & Directions


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Map of BRB

Accessing BRB Auditorium (from the North):
BRB II/III Auditorium is located in the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) on PENN's campus at 421 Curie Boulevard. BRB is across from the Stellar-Chance Laboratory Building (an enclosed walkway connects the two) and just up from Clinical Research Building (CRB).
Walk west down Spruce Street (with Center City and the Schuylkill River at your back) and turn left down the 36th Street walkway. Turn right onto Hamilton Walk (the 36th walkway dead ends). Proceed down Hamilton Walk to the Johnson Pavilion.
(There are blue and red directional signs along the walkways.) Turn left off of Hamilton Walk to enter Johnson Pavilion. Enter and then exit Johnson Pavilion through the glass doors. (you are walking straight through). Once you have exited Johnson Pavilion, proceed down the sidewalk and bear to your right onto the North Service Drive. Walk up the Drive past the Nursing Education Building. Just past the Nursing Education Building, there is a break. Turn left into and the break and walk through and then down the stairs.  Bear to your right onto Curie Boulevard (directly in front of you). BRB is the building in front of you to the right. The entrance is up a short flight of stairs. To access the Auditorium, enter the building, walk past the guard desk and turn left. Follow signs that are posted.

Accessing BRB Auditorium (from the South and South Street/PENN Tower Parking):

BRB II/III Auditorium is located in the Biomedical Research Building II/III (CRB) on PENN's campus at 421 Curie Boulevard.

From South Street Parking: Follow Convention Avenue south until it merges into 34th Street. Follow 34th Street south as it merges into Civic Center Boulevard, past Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Children's Seashore House. Immediately after the Children's Seashore House, turn right to access Osler Circle - you will take this access road, walking past the Children's Seashore House and the Wood Center all on your right; continue up this access road until it ends into Curie Boulevard. The Biomedical Research Building will be on your left. Turn left onto Curie Boulevard. The entrance to BRB is up a short flight of stairs.

To access the Auditorium, enter the building, walk past the guard desk and turn left. Follow signs that are posted.

From the Northeast:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 4 for Route 73 North. Proceed on Route 73 North to I-295 South. From I-295 South, take exit 26 of I-76 West. Cross over to Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge. This section of I-76 is also called the Schuylkill Expressway. Take Exit 346A for South Street, and turn right onto South Street to enter campus. Note: Exit 346A is a LEFT LANE EXIT. 

From the Northeast Extension, Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476):
Take the Pensylvania Turnpike Northest Extension, South to the PA Turnpike, East-West Interchange. Remain on I-476 (The PA Turnpike, northeast extension portion of I-476, terminates at the PA Turnpike east-west interchange). Continue on I-476 South, approximately 3.6 miles to Exit 16A, I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway). Take I-76 East approximately 12.6 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT.
Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the Northwest:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the North:
Take I-95 South to I-676 Westbound toward Center City. From I-676 exit in less than two miles taking "exit only" ramp towards the airport marked I-76 East. Proceed less than a mile to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn right onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

From the South:
Take I-95 North to Exit 13 signed "291 West to I-76". Follow 291 West across (Platt) Bridge to 26th Street, which leads directly onto I-76 West. Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 346A, South Street, which EXITS ON THE LEFT. Turn left onto South Street to enter the campus. Convention Avenue is the next street; make a left onto Convention and then watch for the first parking entrance to access the Museum parking garage.

Arriving by Amtrak or SEPTA trains

  • All Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains and all SEPTA Regional trains stop at the 30th Street Station. From there one can walk to campus in about 15 minutes.
  • The Market-Frankford Elevated Train makes stops at 30thand Market and 34thand Market Streets. One can walk down from Market Street to access campus.
  • A metered cab costs about $5 including tip and the ride takes about 5 minutes.
  • The SEPTA No. 30 bus runs from the 30thStreet Station to campus. The fare is $2 and exact change is required. You board this bus at the corner of Market and 30thStreets, near the newsstand. The ride takes about 8 minutes. Ask the driver to let you off at Osler Circle, just past Children's Hospital. Walk up Osler Circle; Clinical Research Building (CRB) will be on your right. It's the building with the large PENN shield at its roofline.
  • SEPTA's R1, R2 or R3 railroad lines stop at the University City Station (South Street and Convention Avenue). Follow directions from South Street Parking to reach the Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB).

SEPTA (www.septa.org)

R1, R2 & R3 Rail Lines (Black)
From 30th St Station, one may take the R1, R2 or R3 rail lines, the distance of one stop, to the University City Station located at South Street and Convention Avenue (behind the Penn Tower Hotel).

  • The R1 ride takes 2 minutes and runs every 1/2 hour. Fare is $5 at peak & nonpeak hours.
  • The R2 ride takes 2 minutes and runs every 1/2 hour during peak hours and the fare is $3.00. During non-peak hours, the R2 runs every hour and the fare is $2.50.
  • The R3 ride takes 3 minutes at peak hours and the fare is $3.00. During non-peak hours, the R3 fare is $2.50 (Check schedule for hours).
  • R1, R2 and R3 prices are for tickets purchased at the station. Add $2 to the price, if you purchase your ticket on the train.

Subway/Surface Rail Lines (Green)

A subway/surface trolley car may be boarded at 30th Street Station. Choose the #11, #13, #34 or the #36. Trolleys leave approximately every 5 minutes. The fare is $2.00 and the ride takes about 5 minutes to the 36th & Sansom Streets stop, or 7 minutes to the 37th & Spruce Streets stop.

        Note: A savings of 35% per ride, may be obtained through the purchase and use of tokens.

Market/Frankford Rail Line (Blue)

The Market/Frankford Elevated Train line runs along Market Street. Stops for PENN are 30th and Market, 34th & Market and at 40th & Market Streets. The fare is $2.

Note: A savings of 35% per ride, may be obtained through the purchase and use of tokens.

LUCY (Loop through University City) Green and Gold Loops

The LUCY runs Monday through Friday, except major holidays, between 6:00 to 9:00 am AND between 4:00 to 6:30 pm. every 10-15 minutes. The fare is $2 (exact change is required). Both loops stop on Curie Boulevard. Green lets you off in front of BRB (Biomedical Research Building) and Gold lets you off across the small street, in front of Stellar-Chance Laboratory building.

To access Biomedical Research Building II/III (BRB II/III) using LUCY:

If taking the Green Loop, ask the driver to let you off on Curie Boulevard. Get off the bus. The stairs immediately in front of you will take you right into BRB II/II. Stellar-Chance Laboratory building will be behind you.

If taking the Gold Loop, ask the driver to let you off on Curie Boulevard. As you get off the bus you will see Stellar-Chance Laboratory building in front of you. Cross Curie Boulevard and walk up the flight of stairs in front of you - this will take you right into BRB.

SEPTA schedules are available at www.septa.org.