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Physiology & Biophysics Cores


The department of Physiology and Biophysics is home to two major core facilities; the Protein Expression Purification Crystallization and Molecular Biophysics Core (PEPCMBC) and the Mouse Physiological Phenotyping Core (MPPC) as well as several purpose-specific tissue culture and virus utilization rooms. The PEPCMBC and MPPC, each housing state of the art facilities described below, are staffed by expert staff and are available for outside use on a fee-for-service basis.


The Protein Expression Purification Crystallization and Molecular Biophysics Core (PEPCMBC)

The Protein Expression Purification Crystallization Core (PEPCC) in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics (DPB) is a state-of-art robotic laboratory that provides access to protein expression, purification, crystallization and biophysical instrumentation. The PEPCC provides technical training and support for users from DPB. In the mean time, the PEPCC operates as an open, shared-used facility to outside users.


Mouse Physiological Phenotyping Core (MPPC)

The Mouse Physiological Phenotyping core (MPPC) in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics (DPB) is a state-of-art laboratory that provides instrumentation allowing investigators to characterize various aspects of small animal physiology. The MPPC operates as a multi-investigator, shared-used facility within the Department of Physiology and Biophysics (DPB) and provides training, technical expertise and assistance to all users. All instrumentation may be used with a small fee to cover consumables.


Tissue Culture Rooms

The Department maintains areas for Tissue Culture work.


Virus Room

The Department maintains areas for Virus work.