Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Graduate Program
The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry program offers
complete and state-of-the-art research facilities within the
Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology with
equipment and expertise for genetic, biochemical, molecular,
cellular, structural and biophysical investigation. Within the
department are facilities for cell culture, fermentation systems
for high volume growth of bacteria and yeast, FPLC and HPLC, and
a biophysics core facility which is equipped with a circular
dichroism spectropolarimeter, an isothermal titration
calorimeter, and multi-angle laser light scattering facilities.
The Department also houses the UConn Health Center NMR
Structural Biology Facility which includes cryoprobe-equipped
500 and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers. Additional NMR spectrometers
(400 and 800 MHz) and X-ray crystallography facilities are
planned for 2004–05. The Department also houses the UConn Health
Center Structural Biology Computational Facility, which includes
a bank of Mac and Linux desktop computers connected to
ultra-fast servers with the latest structural biology software.
Facilities are also available for confocal laser scanning
microscopy and low-light-level imaging microscopy in the
state-of-the-art Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling.
Additional facilities included electron microscopy, mass
spectroscopy, DNA oligonucleotide synthesis and sequencing,
microarray technology, and a transgenic mouse facility.
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