The macromolecular x-ray facility has a Phoenix dropsetter for crystallization, a RockImager system for crystal imaging, and two Rigaku R-axis IV++ image plate systems for diffraction screening/data collection. One image plate is interfaced to a RuH2R rotating anode generator, and the other, to an Incoatec sealed tube microfocus generator. Individuals wishing to use the facility should contact the lab manager, David McKay.
The Central Analytical Laboratory at the University of Colorado at Boulder serves as a resource offering analytical and instructional expertise in mass spectrometric techniques and instrumentation. We offer a wide selection of mass spectral services to the research community within the University system and at-large with the aim of providing scientists with practical training and access to the state-of-the-art instrumentation they need to develop and meet their research interests. The mass spectrometry lab is located in the basement floor of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, room C1B90. The lab director is Jeremy Balsbaugh.
The NMR Facilities at the University of Colorado - Boulder maintain a variety of state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers at a variety of magnetic fields to support the wide variety of research needs of the entire University. The NMR spectrometers available for hands-on use are located in Room 02 in the Cristol Chemistry Building (directly beneath the main Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept. Offices). The facility is managed by NMR Facility Director, Dr. Richard Shoemaker.
ChemStores & ChemStores East
The ChemStores stocks and maintains an inventory of chemicals, glassware, office equipment and more.
Flow Cytometry Cell Sorter
A Cytomation flow cytometer/cell sorter, and a Benton Dickinson FACScan Cytometer with FACScan software for data collection and analysis are located in the Cristol Building, and are maintained by Dr. Xuedong Liu.
A SLM 48000S fluorescence spectrometer equipped for steady state and phase modulation lifetime measurements, with laser (Coherent Innova 306 argon ion laser) and arc lamp (Xe or Hg-Xe) excitation sources, is located in the Cristol Building and maintained by Dr. Joe Falke.
The Macromolecular NMR Facility is composed of two distinct facilities that contain state-of-the-art instrumentation. One facility, housed in Cristol, contains two 500 MHz and one 600 MHz Varian Inova NMR spectrometers with a cryogenic probe on the 600 MHz instrument. The W. M. Keck 800 MHz NMR Facility is located off campus (CINC Building) in Boulder and houses a Varian 800 MHz NMR with cryogenic probe. This facility is a consortium between three institutions: CU-Boulder, University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Center and the University of Utah.
The CIRES/Chemistry Integrated Instrument Development Facility is multi-faceted, consisting of design, precision machine, electronics and scientific glassblowing shops dedicated to the design and fabrication of scientific instrumentation. IIDF specializes in complete instrument development, from theory to testing.
The instrument core gives researchers of the CU community and from outside the university access to a multitude of state of the art instruments and techniques including EPR, CD and fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, Sec-MALS and ITC. In addition it houses a variety of additional equipment, such as imaging systems, centrifuges, scintillation counter, sonicator and more. Dr. Annette Erbse is the Director of the core.
Mammalian Cell Culture
A BL2-plus certified cell culture facility in the Cristol Building shared by all Biochemistry investigators is equipped with four containment hoods, five double door CO2 incubators, an automated liquid nitrogen storage unit, a cytospin centrifuge and an inverted microscope with light and fluorescence sources. The facility is supervised by staff specialist Theresa Nahreini, who trains students in sterile technique and oversees daily operations of media preparation and maintenance of cell lines.