Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Departmental facilities include X-ray spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy (400 MHz & 600 MHz), time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, Leica inverted confocal microscope, VP-ITC, and VP-DSC, Biacore T100, multiple imaging systems, centrifuges, phosphor-imagers, and many other centrally located instrument that are available to all members within the department. A full listing is available.
In addition to BMP-housed facilities, UMMS has vast array of research support facilities for researchers: proteomics & mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genotyping, human embryonic stem cell, live animal imaging, GeneChip and microarray, peptide synthesis, X-ray crystallography, deep sequencing, molecular modeling, tissue culture, fluorescence-activate cell sorting, RNAi core, transgenic animal modeling, cancer center tissue bank, molecular biology core lab, histology lab, and a machine shop. There is also a central animal care facility set up in accordance with NIH guidelines. All of the above resources are available to all UMMS researchers through the University Research Core Facilities.
The Facilities & Maintenance within the department is overseen by Karen Logan. With 20 years of experience in the BMP department, Karen is well equipped to oversee the daily operation of the labs. She spent 13 years as a lab manger at UMMS before taking on the role as Supervisor of Lab Operations.
The Information Services (IS) department at UMMS provides information resources and technology support to the UMass community. University personnel should use the IS web page to obtain additional information. BMP employs its own information specialist, Luca Leone, who works closely with the UMMS IS department insuring all the BMP computing needs are met.