The Biomolecule Assessment Facility (BAFC) is a two component facility core consisting of the Genomic Sciences Laboratory which provides high though-put sequencing, genome analysis and gene expression technology and the Mass Spectrometry Facility which provides proteomics and metabolomics services to the CHHE research community.
The BAFC is co-directed by Dr. Jenn Schaff (Genomics Sciences Lab Director) and Dr. Taufika Islam Williams (Mass Spectrometry Facility Director). These two BAFC components will be described separately in the BAFC description.
In addition, the CHHE has forged a relationship with the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) (see letter) in Kannapolis NC about 2.5 hours southwest of NC State. The DHMRI is part of the North Carolina Research Campus which is a public-private venture that includes NC State University, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University and UNC-Greensboro. DHMRI services (see appendix) will be an additional resource for CHHE members and will complement and increase capacity (if necessary) of the BAFC resources in the areas of proteomics, metabolomics and next generation sequencing applications. The DHMRI has some of the most advanced NMR instrumentation for metabolomics in the world. Dr. Sarah Schwartz, Analytical Services Manager at DHMRI is contact DHMRI person for CHHE members and CHHE office will arrange for overnight delivery of member samples.
Jenn Schaff, PhD Co-Director Biomolecule Assessment Facility Core, Genomic Sciences Laboratory Director, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Taufika Islam Williams, PhD Co Director of Biomolecule Assessment Facility, Mass Spectrometry Director, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences