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.

And 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, Innovation and Economic Development (ORIED) oversees five 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.

Explore Core Facilities

The latest University Core Research Facility, termed the Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC), was launched in July 2018. METRIC is focused on chemical and biochemical structural characterization utilizing mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and x-ray crystallography. METRIC is the result of a partnership among the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Sciences, and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development. Additional instruments will be acquired over the years that will dramatically increase technical capabilities as well as sample throughput. Our goal is for METRIC to become the leading chemical and biochemical characterization facility in the Southeast.

Learn more about METRIC

METRIC Provides Access to Instrumentation

This story by NC State News describes how METRIC "aims to alleviate this economic burden by making state-of-the-art, scientific infrastructure and instrumentation such as mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance and X-ray crystallography available to all departments and faculty."

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