BCMP is committed to maintaining excellent and successful research within the department and the Harvard Medical School community by providing state-of-the-art technologies and highly specialized equipment and personnel. Below are the core facilities that either reside or supported by the department.

  • SBGrid
    Director: Piotr Sliz, PhD
    We support structural biologists by providing structural biology laboratories with a tested and refined software infrastructure that includes a large library of scientific applications. Members also benefit from access to SBGrid-supported high performance computing (HPC) resources and training opportunities.
  • Center for Macromolecular Interactions (CMI)
    Director: Kelly Arnett, PhD
    Our mission is to enhance basic research in the department and the HMS community by providing scientific consultation, training and access to shared biophysical equipment for the characterization and analysis of macromolecules and their complexes.
  • DNA Resource Core
    Director:  Stephanie E. Mohr, PhD
    The DF/HCC DNA Resource Core provides DF/HCC members, Harvard affiliates, and outside researchers with quality and inexpensive DNA sequencing services and sequenced verified plasmid constructs, paired with comprehensive quality control and excellent customer support. The Core meets the growing need for small- and large-scale DNA sequencing projects, including preparation of DNA from glycerol stocks in advance of sequencing, a plasmid repository and distribution service, fully automated low-temperature plasmid storage, and plasma annotation and informatics support to optimize utilization of the core.
    Contact information: For DNA sequencing services, Li Chan at li_chan@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-7708. For plasmid storage and distribution, William Veguilla at william_veguilla@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-7708.
  • EQNMR Core
    Director: Greg Heffron
    The East Quad NMR Faciltiy (EQNMR) is a core facility for Bio-molecular NMR spectroscopy. The EQNMR Lab houses state-of-the-art 400, 500, 600, and 700MHz NMR systems capable of conducting multi-dimensional experiments in support of research on structure elucidation of natural products, medicinal chemistry, fragment-based drug discovery, metabolomics, and protein structure and dynamics.
  • Machine Shop
    This is a do it yourself shop. Bring your own stock. Remove your own waste. There is a drill press, band saw, mill, and lathe available. If you would like to make arrangements to use the shop please take the shop training and certification course available by clicking here and contact John Scales (john_scales@hms.harvard.edu, 617-432-4076).  Machine Shop Safety


    For a complete list of HMS Core Facilities, please click here.