Overview And Mission
The Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF) is a UTMB designated core facility providing research support targeted to the analysis of biomolecules, especially proteins and peptides. The initial organization of the BRF began in 1975 and the facility has grown considerably over the years to meet the analytical needs of biomedical investigators. Dr. Alexander Kurosky, has been the Director of this facility since its inception. The BRF is currently composed of six functional cores organized into two sections, Protein Chemistry and Proteomics (OrgChart). In addition, the BRF is closely aligned with the UTMB Bioinformatics Program directed by Dr. Bruce Luxon, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Dr. John E. Wiktorowicz, the BRF Director of the Proteomics Section, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, is a recent addition to the BRF and was formerly Director of Proteomics at Lynx Therapeutics, Inc.
The overarching philosophy of the BRF is to provide UTMB researchers with a menu of services encompassing state-of-the-art analytical capabilities and technologies at reasonable costs that will enhance their funded research projects as well as the quality of their publications. Investigators are encouraged to interact closely with BRF personnel to obtain maximum benefit of the BRF services. Technologies and the available instrumentation in the BRF are at the cutting edge of research. The BRF is committed to provide expert analyses, and Core personnel have been well-trained and are highly skilled in their analytical duties. In order to ensure quality of services, the BRF Cores participate in the ABRF’s annual analytical testing evaluations using identical samples distributed to all member facilities.
Biomolecular Resource Facility Facts