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About the Research Environment

   NC State is located in the "Research Triangle" of North Carolina, an area that boasts the highest per capita population of Ph.D. degree holders in America and is one of the most research-intensive regions in the world. For more information on NC State University, follow this link.

Think and Do

   The Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at NC State is one of 12 departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Several innovative programs operated through CALS contribute to the exceptional richness of the research environment for our current faculty expansion. One of these is the Plants for Human Health Institute, which is a multidisciplinary research facility that promotes integrative studies of nutritional components, signaling pathways, and their related health outcomes by nurturing scientific interactions through innovative collaborative laboratory design and sophisticated instrumentation. Another example is the Plant Sciences Initiative, also a multidisciplinary concept that will unite researchers representing academic and private sector perspectives with a wide range of expertise and training around a common goal of solving specific global challenges.

   Molecular and Structural Biochemistry hosts 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 functional characterization of biological structures and systems. NC State University and the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry are members of the "Southeast Regional Consortium" of 23 universities (SER-CAT) who hold a synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory. This membership ensures that the faculty and students of NC State have access to the most sophisticated technology for structural analysis available.

   Besides structural biology, we collaborate within and outside our college to share our expertise in biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, molecular genetics and metabolism. State-of-the-art equipment for the biophysical analysis of biomaterials resides within our building’s outstanding support facilities. The Biochemistry Computing Facilities provide state of the art software packages for molecular modeling, docking, molecular dynamics, structure prediction, and molecular graphics in addition to providing direct access to the Triangle Universities' Cray Supercomputer.

   For information on other shared research facilities see the NC State Biotechnology Program and the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

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