At OSU we have established the first Unnatural Protein Facility (UP Facility) with the goal to give researchers full access to current non-canonical amino acid protein production capability for academic studies. The UP Facility is a non-profit facility and charges are limited to cover technician time and supplies needed for individually designed experiments.

Unnatural Protein Facility Goals:

Provide research access to genetic code expansion technology.

Maintain data-bases of genetic information, expression protocols, and ncAA-protein methodology. 

Centralize current technology to facilitate ncAA-protein research.

Enable funding for basic research by assisting with necessary preliminary results using currently available ncAAs.

Facilitate development of new ncAA-protein technology desired by the community.

Train scientists on-site to harness ncAA-protein technology applicable to their research of interest.


Introduction to the technology

Standard UP Facility Jobs

Common ncAA Abilities

Useful links and resources

Plasmid Requests

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