University Facilities

In addition to access to specialized instrumentation in individual labs, students have access to the following university-wide core facilities:

  • Center for Molecular Biophysics
    CMB has instrumentation for solution biophysics including absorbance, fluorescence, and circular dichroism spectroscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, and isothermal and scanning calorimetry. Students receive hands-on training from Dr. Katie Tripp, director of the center.
  • X-ray Crystallography (Homewood Campus)
    A structural analysis center in the New Chemistry Building on the Homewood campus.
  • Beckman Center for CryoEM
    Located in the School of Medicine, this facility houses a state-of-the-art Titan Krios microscope, and provides training for data collection and analysis.
  • Biomolecular NMR
    State-of-the-art solution state NMR including 500, 600, and 800 MHz-NMR spectrometers. In-depth training is provided by Dr. Ananya Majumdar, director of the center
  • Mass Spectrometry
    Accurate mass measurements for small and large molecules can be obtained at the Mass Spectrometry Facility of the Chemistry Department and the Proteomics Facility of the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.
  • Synthesis and Sequencing
    Protein and nucleic acids can be made or analyzed with excellent turn-around time at the Synthesis and Sequencing Facility of the School of Medicine.

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Facilities in the Community

  • Malaria Research Institute Core Facilities
    The Institute’s five core facilities provides research support services to Johns Hopkins-affiliated labs. Facilities include the Insectary Core, the Parasitology Core, Genomic Analysis, the Imaging and Microscopy Core, and the Spatial Sciences Core.
  • Integrated Imaging Center
    Basic and advanced light and electron microscopy (LM/EM), including 3-D and 4-D imaging, FRET, FRAP, and FCS, among others.
  • Microscope Facility
    Advanced microscopy including confocal fluorescence, electron, lattice light-sheet and two-photon microscopy.
  • ChemCore
    Compound repository and high throughput robotics laboratory services for enzymatic and biologic assays.
  • Flow Cytometry Core Analytic Laboratories
    For the characterization and separation of particles as diverse as beads, cells, and chromosomes.