Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
Vanderbilt University has two NMR facilities housing a total of ten state-of-the-art NMR spectrometers. They are available to all Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students.
Instruments in the Small Molecule Facility are used for structure elucidation of small organic molecule from synthesis, natural compounds or metabolites, as well as polymer, organometallic, inorganic material, nanoparticle or other studies. In the Biomolecular Facility the emphasis is to determine the atomic resolution structures of DNA and proteins and their complexes, identify the dynamics of those molecules or ligand interaction sites, and many other applications.
Training classes are available on three levels, Basic, 1D NMR, Advanced and 2D NMR and Special Topics. They are offered to all users and are typically held several times a year. These training classes focus on the practical aspects of acquiring and processing NMR data sets. Two full-time staff are available to assist students and maintain the facilities.