Our cutting-edge facilities distinguish the department among our peers, and our participation in the university’s new METRIC will elevate our offerings to a whole new level. All facilities are available for student and faculty use.
Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center
METRIC is a university-wide facility that focuses on chemical and biochemical structural characterization utilizing mass spectrometry, magnetic resonance, and x-ray crystallography. Launched in July 2018, METRIC is positioned to become one of the leading analytical facilities in the Southeast.Get to Know METRIC
Shared Departmental Equipment
In addition to equipment and services offered by University Core Facilities, numerous shared resources are available within the department. Tissue culture facilities, specialized instrumentation, environmental chambers, and common equipment areas are located throughout Polk Hall.
The electron microscopy facility is a fee-for-service core that supports high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy for analytical and biological imaging applications. Imaging and sample preparation are offered by expert facility staff and user training is available through courses, workshops and individual instruction.
NC State Shared Core Research Facilities
NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development 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 as well as project consultation.
NC State Phytotron
NC State Phytotron concentrates on applied and basic research related to agricultural problems encountered in the southeastern United States. The ability to control all phases of the environment allows inclusion of research dealing with all aspects of plant science.
Tove Seminar Room
The Tove Seminar Room is named for Dr. Samuel B. Tove, a renowned authority on lipid metabolism. Dr. Tove taught at NC State for nearly four decades, and was named a William Neal Reynolds Professor in 1975 and a fellow in the American Society for Nutrition in 1990. He served as chair of the biochemistry department from 1975 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1987. The Tove Seminar Room is located in Polk Hall, Room 128A. It seats 50 people and is equipped with a PC, projector and 70" Spark Board.