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Our Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) laboratories are located in modern and cutting-edge buildings that promote interaction between research groups and are an excellent environment to pursue a Ph.D in biochemistry.

Here, our students have at their disposal state-of-the-art instrumentation that empowers their research. Individual groups in IPiB are well equipped with instrumentation necessary to achieve the goals of the lab. In addition, research facilities offer direct access to advanced instrumentation, providing first-hand training opportunities, and enabling students to become experts in advanced biochemical techniques.

Examples of important research facilities in our buildings and on campus are listed below.

Our buildings

We are located in the vibrant and interconnected buildings of the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex.

Our complex integrates modern laboratory facilities with completely renovated historical buildings that host classrooms and services.

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Structural biology

IPiB is a center of excellence for structural biology, with a national NMR facility, a state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility supporting single particle, tomography, and micro-ED, as well as instrumentation for X-ray crystallography.

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Microscopy and imaging

Support for advanced microscopy, including super-resolution imaging, can be found in IPiB and major facilities on campus.

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Biophysics and Biotechnology

From fluorimetry, SPR and mass-spec to nucleic acid synthesis, next-gen sequencing, flow-cytometry, and sorting, our facilities cover all instrumental needs.

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High-throughput computing

Groups performing high-throughput computing have their bases covered in IPiB. In particular, the CHTC on campus provides free access to its large distributed Linux campus grid.

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Drug discovery

Researchers in IPiB who identify a new potential drug target can readily collaborate with the Small Molecule Screening Facility (SMSF) to develop high-throughput screening for the identification of small molecule inhibitors.

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