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NMR Core Facility

Contact Information

Kristen Varney
Kristen M. Varney, PhD 
NMR Center Director

kvall001@umaryland.edu
410-706-2110 or 8335
20 Penn St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
 

David Weber
David J. Weber, PhD 
Center for Biomolecular Therapeutics Director

dweber@umaryland.edu
410-706-4354
108 N. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
 

Services We Offer

  • 950 MHz
  • 800 MHz
  • 600 MHz

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The UMB NMR facility is located in the basement of the Health Science Facility II in the heart of downtown Baltimore. In addition to the NMR room, the space includes two laboratories equipped with everything necessary for NMR sample preparation and a large computer room for NMR data processing and analysis.

NMR Objective

The objective of the UMB NMR center is to promote the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for use in ongoing and new research projects at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

NMR Spectrometers

The UMB NMR spectrometers are located in a space where tight regulation of temperature and humidity are maintained. The spectrometers and all of the computers in the NMR facility are connected to uninterrupted power (UPS), so experiments and calculations are never stopped inadvertently due to power surges or power outages. The magnets are on vibration isolation posts, and the digital consoles are equipped with four frequency channels, pulsed field gradients, modern temperature control units, and all the hardware and software necessary for completing modern NMR experiments.

  • 600 MHz Bruker Avance III NMR Spectrometer
    • Bruker TCI cryogenic probe
    • recently upgraded with the purchase of an Avance III console
     
  • 800 MHz Bruker Avance NMR Spectrometer
    • Bruker TXI cryogenic probe
    • BACS 60 automatic sample changer  
     
  • 950 MHz Bruker Avance III NMR Spectrometer *
    • Bruker TCI cryogenic probe
     

*  The 950 MHz NMR spectrometer was purchased with a shared instrumentation grant (S-10RR029601-01) in collaboration between UMB (PI - David Weber), UMBC (Mike Summers), UMCP (David Fushman) and 32 additional users from the three institutions.  

Users interested in lower field data collection (400 MHz and 500 MHz spectrometers available) should visit NMR at the School of Pharmacy.