Facilities and equipment

We perform X-ray diffraction experiments at two synchrotron (electron accelerator) facilities in California, the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. We perform the experiments through remote control of synchrotron robotics.

Our crystallization robot, an Art Robbins Gryphon, allows us to set up hundreds of potential protein crystallization conditions in minutes, with sample volumes as small as 50 nanoliters!

Video: ARI Gryphon in action

Our lab has multiple Linux workstations with Nvidia GPUs to accelerate calculations. We also have access to the Beocat supercomputing facilities at K-State. We also have access to cloud computing resources at Intel and Hypernet.