U of Maryland receives $1.9M to buy a NMR spectrometer

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The University of Maryland, based in College Park, Md. has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a superconducting 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer to conduct investigations of biomolecular structure.

The instrument will be the highest field NMR spectrometer to be located on the College Park campus and will enable scientists to investigate the 3D structure of biological molecules and study their interactions, said the university.

Ganesh Sriram, PhD, a co-principal investigator on the grant and assistant professor at the department of chemistry and biomolecular engineering at the University of Maryland, will use the NMR and stable isotope labeling to quantify carbon traffic through cells and develop metabolic engineering strategies.