Protein Characterization and Crystallization Facility

Many faculty members within the College of Medicine are involved in research toward understanding of a variety of diseases at the molecular level. This research encompasses facets of human health and disease ranging from bacterial infections, chronic diseases to cancer and psychiatric illness. Many of these investigations require expression and characterization of proteins of interest to the researchers. The instrumentation for biophysical characterization of proteins is expensive and requires a specialized knowledge not only to operate the instruments but, most importantly, to interpret the acquired data.