Campus and Department Core Facilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research operates the major campus Core Facilities

Laboratory of Biomolecular Structure and Function (see below)
DNA Squencing and Genomics
Flow Cytometry and Imaging
Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

In addition, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology houses several Core Facilities that augment the services available from the  VPR Core Facilities.

Dry ice and Liquid Nitrogen service

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology operates a service to provide dry ice and liquid nitrogen to the research community. 

Location of dry ice: BMSB 8th floor, across from the freight elevator
Location of developer:  BMSB 835
Charges: FY2019 Service Unit Charges
Contact: Kristi Kassing at 271-2227 x61204 or
Office:  BMSB 858


The LBSF, a component of the VPR Core Facilities, consists of
(1) the X-ray Crystallography laboratories,
(2) the Protein Expression and Purification Facility and
(3) the Modeling Core.

Director: Blaine Mooers, PhD
Staff Scientist: Simon Terzyan, PhD
Modeler: Tim Mather, PhD

Location: BRC 472 

The Physical Biochemistry Core Facility

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has the following biophysical instruments available for use by investigators at OUHSC, OU, and at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation:

(1) Jasco 715 Circular Dichroism (CD) Spectropolarimeter
(2) Microcal VP Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
(3) Microcal VP Isothermal Titration Calorimeter (ITC)
(4) NT.115 Microscale Thermophoresis (MST) Instrument
(5) Wyatt DAWN HELEOS II Multi-Angle Laser Light Scattering (MALS) Instrument

Director: Karla Rodgers
Research Associate: Jennifer Byrum

Location: BMSB 824

Additional Information on Core Facility Equipment

Core Facility User Fees (Updated 7/29/2018)


Microcal VP ITC

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Fluorescence Measurements Core Facility

The Department has two major systems for fluorescence experiments
(1) SLM-8100 photon-counting spectrofluorometer
(2) ISS Chronos Lifetime Spectrometer

Director: Jialing Lin
Location: BMSB 935


Mass Spectrometry

As a supplement to the VPR Mass Spectrometry facility, the Department has an Advantage LCQ  quadrupole ion-trap electrospray MS instrument that is available for samples that do not need the latest technology.

Director: Jay Hanas
Location: BMSB 939