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Molecular Structures Core


Overview of Services

The Molecular Structures Core allows researchers to determine the structures and dynamics, or motions, of large molecules such as proteins and DNA in order to understand how they interact with each other and with small molecules such as drugs.

The facility is equipped with a Bruker D8 Venture MetalJet X-ray diffraction system with a Photon II detector. The facility will be adding new instrumentation this year, including a Bruker 600 MHz NMR spectrometer with a TCI cryoprobe, a Bruker 800 MHz NMR spectrometer with a TCI cryoprobe, and a SCOUT crystal-screening robot. In addition to state-of-the-art equipment used to examine large molecules, the Molecular Structures Core has experienced staff to help design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze data, provide training, and operate equipment.

The facility regularly works with researchers within UA's College of Science, College of Medicine, and College of Pharmacy, as well as industry partners dedicated to the research and development of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.


Michael "Sparky" Clarkson
Staff Scientist, NMR & X-Ray Crystallography
Phone: (520) 621-9735

Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

Monday - Friday                
9:00am - 5:00pm

24/7 access for Trained Users           

Biosciences West, Building 88,
Rooms 201 & 526

Links and Resources

  1. The Molecular Structures Core Equipment Kiosk.


Name Role Phone Email Location
Core Facility Business Office
Billing Inquiries
Gould Simpson 10th Floor

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Bruker AVANCE NEO 800 MHz NMR View calendar
Bruker AVANCE NEO 600 MHz NMR View calendar
Bruker D8 Venture METALJET X-Ray Diffractometer View calendar