Tufts NMR Center

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The Tufts University Biological NMR Center provides NMR support for the research community at Tufts University and the surrounding area. The NMR data collected in this facility is typically used for 5 areas of interest:

  1. three-dimensional structure determination of proteins, protein domains, and peptides
  2. quantification of tumor and tissue extracts and biofluids using metabolomics approaches
  3. inhibitor identification and characterization
  4. characterization of molecular binding
  5. determination of molecular dynamics

The facility houses three NMR spectrometers:

  • a Bruker DRX-600
  • a Bruker AMX-500
  • a Bruker DPX-300

The instruments are housed in a separate environmentally controlled lab on the M&V 6th floor of the Biomedical Research and Public Health Building complex at 136 Harrison Avenue in downtown Boston.

Four individuals coordinate the NMR facility:

  • William Bachovchin, PhD, Director
  • Jim Baleja, PhD, Associate Director
  • James Sudmeier, PhD Technical Consultant
  • David Sanford, PhD, Maintenance and Computational Expertise

Hourly rates are set annually by the local advisory committee and depend on the instrumentation used, the degree of support required, and the academic affiliation of the user.

Current rates

Tufts University users (peak hours; 9AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday or off peak hours; 5 pm to 9 am and weekends and holidays)

  • 300 @ $6/hr
  • 500 @ $9/hr
  • 600 @ $14/hr

Tufts University users (off peak hours; 5 pm to 9 am and weekends and holidays)

  • 300 @ $4/hr
  • 500 @ $6/hr
  • 600 @ $9/hr

Non-profit users (peak hours; 9AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday or off peak hours)

  • 300 @ $9.90/hr
  • 500 @ $14.85/hr
  • 600 @ $23.10/hr

Non-profit users (off peak hours; 5 pm to 9 am and weekends and holidays)

  • 300 @ $6.60/hr
  • 500 @ $9.90/hr
  • 600 @ $14.86/hr

For-profit (peak hours; 9 AM - 5 PM and weekends and holidays)

  • 300 @ $60/hour
  • 500 @ $80/hour
  • 600 @ $100/hour

For-profit (off peak hours; 5PM - 9AM and weekends and holidays)

  • 300 @ $30/hour
  • 500 @ $40/hour
  • 600 @ $50/hour

Scheduling charges are $100 per session.

Assistance and consulting charges, if needed, are $100/hour (minimum 1 hour charge).

A 17.7% service fee will be added to the total bill for accounts outside Tufts University to cover the University’s assessment fee (which the NMR facility does not see).

Notes: Rates for non-Tufts University users include F&A costs of Tufts University Medical School (currently 65%).

For NMR services, please contact Jim Baleja.

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Phone: 617-636-6872

Director

Bill

William Bachovchin, PhD
Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Director

Associate Director

Jim

Jim Baleja, PhD
Associate Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Associate Director