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.
  • Molecular Electron Microscopy Suite (MEMS)
    Director: Zongli Li, PhD
    The Molecular Electron Microscopy Suite at Harvard Medical School is a user resource currently available to qualified researchers affiliated with Quad-based structural biology labs at HMS. This facility offers training and supervision in negative-stain and cryo-transmission electron microscopy of biological samples. Equipment includes four transmission electron microscopes, two cryo plungers, two glow discharge units, and negative stain and cryo sample preparation areas.
    For training and access, contact: cryoem@crystal.harvard.edu or 617-432-7121.
  • 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 Beverly Neugeboren (beverly_neugeboren@hms.harvard.edu, 617-432-4076).  Machine Shop Safe
  • 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.

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