The Magnetic Resonance Research Center at ASU (MRRC) is the regional southwest resource for characterization and structure determination of proteins, DNA, Biomolecules, chemical compounds, and solid materials by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). This world-class facility has 850, 800, 600 and 500 MHz NMR spectrometers optimized for protein, biopolymer and DNA structure studies, 400 MHz spectrometers for routine synthetic and drug design applications, and 300 and 400 MHz wide-bore systems for solid state NMR, diffusion and exotic NMR experiments. The 850 and 800 MHz instrument has dual solids/liquids capabilities, including Ultra-Fast Magic-Angle Spinning probe and BioMAS probes. The MRRC has over 20 high-performance UNIX/Linux/Windows/Mac-based graphics workstations available for instrument control and data analysis. The workstations are equipped with a wide variety of software for processing and analysis of NMR spectra, solids simulation, protein and DNA structure determination, imaging, and molecular modeling and dynamics. Furthermore, the MRRC houses a self-contained laboratory for protein expression and characterization. The center also provides a dedicated teaching facility, including a 400 MHz spectrometer, printer, server, workstations and presentation equipment. The MRRC, formerly known as the ASU Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, is located in a 5,000 sq. ft. laboratory in the basement of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology building I (ISTB-I, Room L2-63). The MRRC supports collaborative research and training in NMR across disciplines, and provides a special emphasis for support of projects at the interfaces of molecular medicine, bio-engineering, bio-inspired chemistry and physics, and materials research. The MRRC is designed to expand with the growing needs for NMR research capabilities, not only within ASU, but from regional research institutions as well. Training capabilities are also expanding with the recent revitalization of resources in the teaching laboratory, located in room H-530 of the Bateman Physical Science Complex.

The Magnetic Resonance Research Center at ASU (MRRC) is part of the Research Technical Services (RTS) and Core Laboratories & Facilities within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) as ASU. The rates for both ASU users and outside users of the NMR and MRI instruments can be found at the RTS CLAS website by clicking here. If publications result from the use of instruments within the MRRC, please acknowledge us with the following statement in your manuscript: “NMR studies were performed using the Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Arizona State University.”

MRRC Laboratory Manager: Dr. Brian Cherry
(email:, ph: 480-965-3613)

MRRC Director: Prof. Jeff Yarger
(email:, ph: 480-727-9824)