students often take advantage of on-campus resources outside
the department to pursue their research—both the human
resources of faculty willing to participate on advisory committees
and the vast amount of specialized equipment
available in other departments.
Graduate students have access to courses, practical
experiences, and research opportunities at other campuses
in the University System of Maryland through the University
of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore—the university
system's doctoral research campuses in the Baltimore area.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has extensive research resources, including the following facilities: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry (MS), Optical Spectroscopy, X-Ray Crystallography, and custom glassblowing services. Please consult their website for a complete description of their facilities and research.
Hughes Medical Investigator, Michael Summers, PhD.
Dr. Summers is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UMBC. A description of his research on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Retrovirus Assembly and Structure is included at the HHMI site.
O. Kuhn Library & Gallery:
- Computerized access to national databases and to other
libraries in the University System of Maryland
- 950,000+ books and bound volumes of journals
- 2 million+ photographs, slides, maps, music scores, recordings,
microforms and government documents
- Extensive reference collection and more than 4,200 current
- Archives for the American
Society for Microbiology, Society
for Developmental Biology, Tissue Culture Association, American
Society for Cell Biology, International Union of
Immunological Societies, Society
of Protozoologists, American
Type Culture Collection and the American
Association of Immunologists.