Open for business: UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility

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Do you need peptides synthesized? Peptide antigens for antibody production? Or even specialized peptide libraries? — The UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility can help!

The UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility offers local researchers with high quality services for synthesis, purification, and characterization of synthetic peptides and preparation of custom designed peptide arrays.

This new core facility uses automated Fmoc Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis (SPPS) to make synthetic peptides, particularly specializing in synthesis of multiply modified peptides containing PTMs, unnatural amino acids, and fluorescent tags. They have the capability to synthesize mid size libraries of crude peptides (~100 peptides in 2-3 weeks) and can print peptide microarrays (up to 4000 spots per slide) from synthesized peptides. The facility can also make Multiple Antigenic Peptides (MAPs) for polyclonal antibodies generation.

The core facility director is research assistant professor Dr. Krzysztof Krajewski and the faculty director/oversight is associate professor Dr. Brian D. Strahl, both of whom hold appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

For more information, please email: peptides@unc.edu or visit the core webpage: http://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/unc-peptides.

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About drbrianstrahl

Brian David Strahl, a Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), started his research lab in 2001. His research areas include cancer biology, epigenetics and gene regulation. At UNC, Dr. Strahl provides instruction to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in his laboratory. Over the years, Brian Strahl has received a number of important awards for his work in the field of gene expression and epigenetics. In 2009, he received the Ruth and Phillip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement from UNC. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health awarded him a EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration). His alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, awarded him a Young Alumni Award in 2006 for scientific achievement. Brian Strahl has also won the ASBMB Schering-Plough Research Institute Award, a major biomedical award. In 2003, Dr. Strahl was honored by the White House for his achievements and was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In 2004, Brian was a PEW Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Strahl is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
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