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Sackler Science Center

Clark chemistry’s research lives in the Jeppson Laboratory and the Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center, which connects with the Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science Building. The buildings offer more than 50,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories, lecture and seminar rooms, department offices, an impressive cache of equipment and instrumentation usually found at larger institutions, and the Carlson Science Library. Along with the resources of the Robert H. Goddard Library, the 5,000-square-foot Carlson Library and dedicated science librarian provides one-on-one research assistance and access to numerous databases, scholarly articles and journals, books, and other resources.

The Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has access to state-of-the-art equipment for structure determination and assessment of macromolecular dynamics, structure determination of powder crystalline materials, thermodynamic studies, kinetic studies, electron microscopy, molecular biology, and protein purification. Students can also access a large array of computer workstations to facilitate both sophisticated computations and the visualization of complex biomolecular structures. Some of the major equipment includes:

  • Mercury VX 200 MHz solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm switchable broadband probe
  • Varian Inova 400 MHz wide bore NMR Spectrometer, dual solids/liquids system equipped with both static and MAS probes
  • Varian Inova 600 MHz, 4 channel solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm PFG triple-resonance probe
  • Varian Mercury-plus 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer

Students also have access to the Lasry Center for Bioscience, a 50,000-square foot, LEED-certified (Gold) building with sophisticated equipment mainly used by students in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental science. Clark’s Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry partners with other institutions in the Worcester area and beyond, providing additional opportunities for collaboration and equipment access.

  • Mercury VX 200 MHz solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm switchable broadband probe
  • Varian Inova 400 MHz wide bore NMR Spectrometer, dual solids/liquids system equipped with both static and MAS probes
  • Varian Inova 600 MHz, 4 channel solution-state NMR Spectrometer equipped with a 5-mm PFG triple-resonance probe
  • Varian Mercury-plus 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer
  • Varian Inova 600 MHz liquids NMR Spectrometer with Cold Probe
  • Bruker EMX EPR Spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC-7 JADE)
  • Buck Scientific Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (Model 210-VGP)
  • Perkin-Elmer GC-Mass Spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer HPLC with GPC capability
  • Agilent Cary Eclipse fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Perkin-Elmer LS45 luminescence spectrometer
  • Perkin-Elmer FTIR (Spectrum 100)
  • Amplitron II Thermolyne Instrument for PCR
  • Sorvall RC-6 High Speed Centrifuge
  • Bruker-AXS D8 Focus Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Quantum Design MPMS-XL SQUID Magnetometer
  • Jasco J-815 circular dichroism spectropolarimeter
  • Applied Biosystems 433A peptide synthesizer
  • Varian ProStar HPLC with analytical and preparative capabilities
  • Solartron 1260A Impedance/Frequency Response Analyzer
  • Solartron 1287A Potentiostat/Electrochemical Interface
  • TA Instruments Thermogravimetric Analyzer (Q500 TGA)
  • Cary 50 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Beckman HPLC
  • 2 x New Brunswick Incubator Shakers I26R
  • 2 x New Brunswick Excella E24 shakers
  • Sorvall Lynx 4000 centrifuge with fixed and swinging bucket rotors
  • Avestin Emulsiflex C5 homogenizer with a devoted high-pressure airline hookup
  • Beckman-Coulter Optima L-XP ultracentrifuge
  • GE Healthcare ÄKTA pure 25L FPLC system with fraction collector
  • 2 x Shimadzu UV/Vis Spectrophotometers
  • Bio-Rad T-100 thermal cycler
  • 4x Bio-Rad Tetra-Pak SDS-PAGE apparatuses
  • -80°C Fisher Science Isotemp Freezer
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity HPLC system with Agilent 6120 LC/MS
  • LC technologies Solvent purification system
  • Hitachi TM-3000 Table-top SEM
  • Tescan Vega 3 SBU SEM
  • Beckman Coulter SA3100 Surface Area Analyzer
  • Amsco Lab 250 Small Scientific Laboratory Steam Sterilizer
  • Campus-wide Shared High Performance Computing Cluster (HPC)
    (List updated Summer 2017)

Students also have access to the Lasry Center for Bioscience, a 50,000-square foot, LEED-certified (Gold) building with sophisticated equipment mainly used by students in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental science. Clark’s Chemistry Department partners with other institutions in the Worcester area and beyond, providing additional opportunities for collaboration and equipment access.

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Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry

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  • Sackler Sciences Center, Room S134
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7116
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