Canisius Adds Instrument for Science Studies

September 24, 2012 Updated Sep 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM EDT

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By Business First by Dan Miner

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September 24, 2012 Updated Sep 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Canisius College has received a $285,000 grant for the purchase of a 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, a state-of-the-art chemical instrument to be used by chemistry and biochemistry faculty and students to enhance research, training and education, according to a college news release.

The grant comes through the Major Research Instrumentation Program of the National Science Foundation. The grant proposal was authored by Mary O'Sullivan, professor of chemistry/biochemistry and principal investigator of the award; Mariusz Kozik, chemistry and biochemistry department chair; and assistant professors Timothy Gregg, Jeremy Steinbacher and Sarah Evans.

The instrument is one of the most important and versatile available for studying the structure of synthetic and biological molecules. It will replace the department's less powerful 250 MHz instrument.

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