Peptide Synthesis Laboratory

Peptide Synthesis Lab
Four people perform various tasks around the Peptide Synthesis Laboratory.
Photo credit: Kevin G. Reeves

This lab is equipped to chemically synthesize small proteins from amino acids, which are the building blocks of all proteins. The lab includes an automated peptide synthesizer, as well as a high-performance liquid chromatography system. Various peptides are then studied using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to elucidate their three-dimensional structures.