Research instruments hosted by the X-Ray Crystallography Facility include:

Art Robbins Instruments Phoenix protein crystallization robot

The Crystal Phoenix is the ideal protein crystallography dispenser, featuring accuracy, speed, and precision to make it the perfect instrument for sitting drop, hanging drop, and microbatch reactions.

Formulatrix Rock Imager 182

The Rock Imager182 with superior optics is an automated imaging system for protein crystallization. This easy-to-use robot incubates and captures superior quality images of up to 182 microplates on a user-defined schedule.

Fortebio Octet QK

The Fortebio Octet QK is the first-generation Octet to perform label-free quantitation of antibodies, proteins, peptides, DNA, and other biomolecules and to provide kinetic characterization of biomolecular binding interactions.

Jansi UV Microscope

Tryptophan fluorescence at 360 nm, following deep UV excitation at 280 nm, is the basis for this rapid and noninvasive imaging microscope for distinguishing protein and salt crystals in situ.

Jasco J-1500 Circular Dichroism(CD) Spectrometer

Chiroptical spectroscopy has become one of most important techniques for the characterization of biomolecules, determination of absolute configuration and stereochemical analysis. The new JASCO J-1500 is designed to meet the most demanding of CD applications.

Mac Pro Graphics Workstation

All crystallographic software has been installed on this workstation.

Nikon SMZ18 Research Stereomicroscope

This manual 18X zoom stereomicroscope provides bright-field images and uniformity in intensity. The SMZ18 has improved S/N ratios and bright, high-contrast images, even in the low-magnification range.

Nikon SMZ1500 Stereo-Microscope and Digital Camera

Nikon’s top-of-the-line stereo microscope, the SMZ1500, covers a zoom range from 0.75x to 11.25x and offers sophisticated accessories that rival that of advanced compound microscopes, thus allowing scientists to see and photograph any specimen, from macro views to high-magnification micro visualization. 

Rigaku Microfocus Micromax 007 X-Ray Generator and Saturn 944+ CCD Detector

The MicroMax™ 007 HF is the most widely used home lab X-ray source for protein crystallography, and the Saturn 944+ is a 94 mm x 94 mm CCD detector is optimized for fast data collection for macromolecular crystallography.

Viscotek 802 Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument

The Viscotek 802 Dynamic Light-Scattering Instrument is matched with powerful, but user-friendly, OmniSIZE software to give the most sensitive and accurate hydrodynamic radius

Walk-in Crystallization Room

The walk-in crystallization room is a temperature-controlled (4/15/21°C) crystallization tray storage/incubation room with capacity for thousands of trays.