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X-Ray Structural Characterization Laboratory

This facility houses the most modern, state-of-the-art, single crystal X-Ray Diffractometer.Capabilities include: Crystal Inspection, Cell determination, Data Collection and Processing, Structure Solution, Quick Structure (Identity), Low Temperature Data Collection. Private sector use available by arrangement.

Department(s): 

Biology
Chemistry
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

D. Venkataraman

Location: 

LGRT 1534

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy Laboratory

The High-Field NMR Facility at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is an interdepartmental facility, open to researchers of the Five Colleges Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst and Hampshire Colleges) and surrounding industries. It supports research programs of twenty groups in the areas of chemical synthesis, polymer chemistry, materials science, and natural products.

Contact: 

Weiguo Hu

Location: 

LGRT

Resources: 

All NMRs are equipped with a sample changer, pulsed field gradients, and multinuclear probes and can meet the needs of almost any routine use

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Macromolecular X-ray Diffraction Facility

The facility collects diffraction data in order to solve the structures of biomolecules at atomic resolution. Complementing the existing structural biology facilities, the newly opened X-ray diffraction facility allows researchers to solve macromolecular structures by X-ray crystallography.

Department(s): 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Karsten Theis

Resources: 

Inverse phi goniostat, Oxford cryojet

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Mass Spectrometry Center

The facility houses over $3M in state-of-the-art instrumentation for mass spectrometry and molecular weight determination, making it one of the best equiped laboratories in the area. To become an authorized user, please contact the Director for training. Note that there is an hourly usage fee.

Department(s): 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Polymer Science and Engineering
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

Stephen Eyles, Director

Location: 

Conte National Center for Polymer Research

Resources: 

Bruker Daltonics Reflex III MALDI-TOF, JEOL MStation JMS700 (High resolution two-sector spectrometer)

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Computational Biology Laboratory

The UMass Amherst Computational Biology Lab in the Department of Computer Science is concerned with computational and modeling problems behind many of the major questions in molecular biology and genetics. Our bioinformatics research involves the use of machine learning, modeling, and optimization techniques for DNA and protein sequence analysis.

Department(s): 

Computer Science
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: 

David Kulp, Oliver Brock

Location: 

Computer Science Building

Availability: 

Public

Research: