Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility

Bruker ER 200D-SRC EPR Spectrometer System

The EPR and X-Ray irradiator facility is located within the The William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The facility contains several very unique pieces of equipment, now available for use to the scientific community for a fee within the Cost Center. These fees include the activity of the lab's Associate of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Kermit Mercer, who will oversee use of the instruments.

The laboratory is named for Professor William A. Bernhard, Ph.D., who passed away suddenly May 9, 2012. Dr. Bernhard was a biophysicist of the highest order, working at the forefront of understanding how radiation damages our genetic material. His unique command of both the biological and physical aspects of radiation damage earned him the respect and recognition of colleagues worldwide.

The longevity of his research program, funded by the National Cancer Institute for 37 consecutive years, and the successful careers of his many trainees are testaments to the consistent high quality of his work, the high regard of his peers, and his commitment to training future scientists. Bill was also a wonderful person and colleague. His kindness to his colleagues and passion for his work made him a trusted friend and ideal colleague.

Learn more about our Services and User Fees.

The facility features the following Services & Equipment:

  • Bruker ER 200D-SRC EPR Spectrometer System
  • 75-kilovolt X-Ray Generator X-Ray Tube/Power Supply
  • Varian E-12 EPR Spectrometer
  • CVC Helium Leak Detector
  • Varian - Cary Spectrophotometer
  • Waters 2690 Separations Module & Waters 996 Photodiode Array Detector
  • Bio-Rad Fluor-S MultiImager MAX2