The Laboratory

The Petsko/Ringe Laboratory consists of 5,000 square feet of work space on the 6th floor of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center at Brandeis University. The two research groups have been assigned 1,500 square feet of wet lab space, with an additional 2,000 square feet of space for common equipment such as X-ray generators and detectors, and computer graphics workstations.

X-ray Facilities

The lab's X-ray suite is divided into two bays, each of which accommodates an X-ray generator and detector, separated by a room that provides space for sample preparation, sample storage and cryotesting, as well as the computers and electronic equipment that control the detectors. The first X-ray bay houses a Bruker MICROSTAR rotating anode X-ray generator with a Platinum 135 CCD detector. The second X-ray bay houses a Rigaku RU300B rotating anode generator coupled to a Rigaku RAXIS-IV image plate detector. Diffraction data can be collected at both 4°C and -180°C using in-house equipment.