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The Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) was founded in 1981 as a unit of the Office of Research. The mission of the CCIC is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities for the entire campus in three areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics ... Read More

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CCIC NMR getting involved in major metabolomics initiative by NIH
NIH has funded the integrated metabolomics center SECIM in which the Bruschweiler Lab is an active participant. Our contribution to SECIM and CCIC-NMR is making web server and software tools available for the (semi-)automated analysis of metabolomic mixtures by NMR, see http://spin.ccic.ohio-state.edu/.
Rafael Brüschweiler assumes NMR Executive Director position for CCIC
Rafael Brüschweiler joined OSU as Ohio Research Scholar in August 2013 with joint appointments at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and at the College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in 1991 in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, before doing a postdoc at the Department of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla. In 2004, he joined the Florida State University, Tallahassee, as full professor and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory as Associate Director for Biophysics. His lab's research is highly cross-disciplinary in the area of biophysical chemistry as well as analytical chemistry. It focuses on the understanding of the role of dynamics and thermodynamics of proteins properties for their function and on the analysis of complex biological mixtures in the context of metabolomics. The main research tools are high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and high-performance computation, which includes the development of new and improved techniques. Biological systems studied in the lab include the proteins p53/MDM2, sodium-calcium exchanger NCX, Cu2+-ATPase, ubiquitin, and the enzymes arginine kinase and glucokinase. Metabolic studies are conducted on drosophila, E. coli, yeast, and cancer cell lines in combination with isotope labeling, such as carbon-13.
Wysocki is new Ohio Eminent Scholar
From: http://oncampus.osu.edu/2012/06/wysocki-is-new-ohio-eminent-scholar/

The latest Ohio Eminent Scholar in Macromolecular Structure and Function connects basic research with medicine.

In addition to becoming a professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Vicki Wysocki also will direct the Campus Chemical Instrumentation Center, which provides state-of-the-art research facilities for the entire campus in three areas: Nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry and proteomics.

She begins her appointment on Aug. 1.

Wysocki, currently professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona, specializes in finding new ways to study molecules that are critical to health and medicine.

For instance, she and her team use a technique called “surface-induced dissociation,” which involves smashing molecules against specialized surfaces and then examining the broken pieces to see how they might fit together. Ultimately, the work could lead to new understanding of conditions such as high blood pressure, stiffening of the arteries and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among many others.

As to why she chose Ohio State, Wysocki said that the university is clearly on the upswing, with new faculty hires, the expansion of the Wexner Medical Center and the merger of the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry. President Gordon Gee’s notion of “One University” also resonated with her.

“Some universities feel like silos,” she said. “OSU feels like a full campus.”

Wysocki’s husband, Ron, also a PhD chemist, will become the new program director in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Office.

The Ohio Eminent Scholars Program was created by the Ohio General Assembly and is administered by the Ohio Board of Regents. Its goal is to enhance the national eminence of selected outstanding academic programs at Ohio universities by attracting nationally recognized scholars.

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Right before the night
November, 23 - Right before the night - Drone camera shot - by Xu Qi, Logistics
November, 23 - Right before the night - Drone camera shot - by Xu Qi, Logistics

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