Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Keck Biophysics Facility


The Keck Biophysics Facility offers access to a collection of  advanced instruments for integrated studies of the structure, dynamics and interactions of biological and synthetic macro-molecules. The Keck Facility provides research groups at Northwestern with state of the art equipment, outstanding services, specialized training and  technical expertise.

Equipment Available

Services Offered

  • For Registered Users:
    • Training
    • Assistance with experimental design, sample preparation and data analysis
    • Technical expertise, written manuals, guidelines and application notes
    • Staff -service options available on most instruments
    • Advanced services including:
      • Protein quality control (solubility, oligomeric state, secondary, tertiary structure assessment)
      • Secondary Biophysical Screening for protein-ligand interactions (hit confirmation, target validation, along with detailed kinetic and thermodynamic characterization of the protein-ligand interactions)
  • For Prospective Users:
    • Consultation and assistance
    • Support letters for grant applications and research proposals
    • Tours and presentations of the facility for faculty or postdoctoral candidates


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"This work was supported by the Northwestern University Keck Biophysics Facility and a Cancer Center Support Grant (NCI CA060553)."



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    Arabela Grigorescu, PhD  
    (847) 491-7610


    The Keck Biophysics Facility is located on the Evanston Campus, in Cook Hall, Rooms 4106 and 4118S.

    The office is located in Hogan Hall, 2-100.

    All instruments are accessible to trained users on a 24/7 basis.