University of Notre Dame announces new Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility

Author: Brandi Klingerman

8Director Patricia Clark working in the lab with a student.

The Biophysics Instrumentation Core (BIC) Facility is now open to researchers at the University of Notre Dame and external audiences, including those from other academic institutions and industry. The facility provides access to instrumentation dedicated to characterizing biomolecular conformations and interactions as well as equipment for the isolation and purification of macromolecules for subsequent, detailed biophysical analysis.

“As director of the new BIC Facility, I encourage all interested faculty, staff, and student researchers to take advantage of our array of available equipment and training opportunities,” said Patricia L. Clark, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Director of Notre Dame’s Biophysics Graduate Program. “My hope is that this facility will catalyze new research directions and collaborations between Notre Dame laboratories. I look forward to seeing the BIC support a wide variety of research projects at Notre Dame.” 

Currently, there are 10 instruments available within the BIC Facility, with plans to upgrade a piece of equipment in 2019 and apply for external funding to support additional equipment. To see the full list of instrumentation, please visit

Those interested in using the facility will require training by BIC facility staff. Once trained, researchers will have 24-hour swipe card access to the facility and instrumentation.  

To learn more about the facility, please visit


Giselle Jacobson / Staff Scientist

Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility / University of Notre Dame / 574.631.4026 

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Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on March 20, 2019.