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Our work impacts everything from human health to the global food supply.

Solving Big Problems Through Team Science

Our experts collaborate with scientists on- and off-campus in a number of disciplines related to our research training strengths: molecular and systems biology, structural and analytical biochemistry, and metabolism and disease.

Our cutting-edge research environment is like no other.

We host a comprehensive program in macromolecular structure determination that encompasses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, neutron diffraction, cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, and multiple contemporary analytical technology platforms that support the functional characterization of biological structures and systems.

Strengthening Research with
Shared Resources

The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) manages six university core shared research facilities that house a variety of state-of-the-art instruments. Each of these facilities are staffed by scientists that offer hands-on training, specialized research services and project consultation.

Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center


The Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) is focused on chemical and biochemical structural characterization utilizing mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and x-ray crystallography.

A partnership among CALS, College of Sciences, and ORIED, the goal of METRIC is to become the leading chemical and biochemical characterization facility in the Southeast.