National Biomedical EPR Center

EPR Center

The National Biomedical Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Center at MCW is one of the largest EPR facilities in the nation. It is supported by a P41 research resource award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). 

The research conducted within the EPR Center includes both technological innovation and application of new techniques to biological problems. The main areas of research are free radicals, spin labeling, metal complexes, and metallo proteins. Inquiries on the use of the EPR Center are welcome. Spectrometers are available for S-, X-, L-, Q- , and W-band EPR, many with ENDOR, ELDOR, saturation-transfer, saturation-recovery, and multiquantum capabilities.

What's New

  • Annual Scientific Advisory Board Meeting will take place in May 2017.

  • L-band NARS room temperature measurement of distances is available.

  • Q-band upgrade to the Bruker E580 pulsed machine (DEER) has been installed and is operational.
  • W-band saturation-recovery EPR facility is ready.
  • Successful "Principles of EPR" Training Workshop was held August 11-13, 2015.
  • EPR Workshop "EPR Methodologies Enabled by Loop-Gap Resonators" was held August 21-22, 2015.

Scientific Advisory Board

The National Biomedical EPR Center's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprises the following members:

  • Wayne L. Hubbell, PhD, UCLA School of Medicine [chair of SAB]
  • Albert H. Beth, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Gareth R. Eaton, PhD, University of Denver
  • Brian M. Hoffman, PhD, Northwestern University
  • James S. Hyde, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Candice S. Klug, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ronald P. Mason, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Science (NIEHS/NIH)
  • David J. Singel, PhD, Montana State University
  • Harold M. Swartz, MD, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School

Contact Us

National Biomedical EPR Center
Department of Biophysics
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-4003
(414) 955-6512 (fax)

Directions to the National Biomedical EPR Center (located within the Department of Biophysics) (PDF)

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