Structural Biology Imaging Center

The Structural Biology Imaging Center is dedicated to facilitation of structural biology research activities on structure/function of macromolecular and subcellular complexes using key structural techniques: nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), X-ray crystallography, and electron microscopy (EM). It is our mission to create a stimulating research environment by supporting activities such as seminars and workshops. The Center supports and coordinates maintenance of the equipment used in structural biology research and provides services to the users, including data collection and training. Through hiring of new young investigators, we aim to develop a center that constitutes a critical mass for research excellence in the field. The Center brings together faculty from McGovern Medical School.

Irina Serysheva, Director

Pawel Penczek, Co-Director

Equipment

The Center provides access to cryo-electron microscopes Titan G3 Krios and  Tecnai Polara G2 300 kV, housed in the Cryo-EM Core Facility, as well as the 600 MHz NMR,  JEOL 1200EX 100kV, and X-ray diffractometer, located within UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School. The equipment is available to researchers at UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School, as well as the members of greater Houston and worldwide research community (on a per-fee or collaborative basis).

Titan Krios

Titan G3 Krios