Research Facilities and Equipment


In addition to our in-house departmental laboratories, the department collaborates with the following other on campus entities:

In collaboration with the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, the Department operates a high throughput screening laboratory, a small molecule lead and probe discovery laboratory, and a scale-up cGMP laboratory.

In collaboration with the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Department supports a state-of-the-art molecular modeling laboratory. Students also have access to core facilities for NMR spectroscopy (500, 600 and 800 MHz instruments), mass spectroscopy (EI, APCI, MALDI-TOF, and FAB), amino acid analysis, and oligonucleotide and peptide synthesis.

Numerous other supporting research core resources and laboratories associated with the CoP, the UMN Academic Health Center, the College of Science and Engineering, and the Masonic Cancer Center are available to support the Department. Please see the full listing below.


Standard chemical research instrumentation housed in the department to which students have hands-on access includes several NMR Spectrometers (with auto-samplers), Spectrophotometers (FT-IR, UV-Vis, and Fluorescence), a Flow Cytometer, and a DNA/RNA Synthesizer.

Also available are numerous smaller pieces of equipment for separation, purification, and quantification, including HPLC systems, ultracentrifuges, liquid scintillation counters, and fluorescence and phosphor gel imaging.

Cell and tissue culture facilities are available for molecular biology work.