Home Page

The University of New Mexico Center for Molecular Discovery (UNMCMD) is a specialty screening center within the MLPCN focusing on multiplexed, high throughput flow cytometry. The MLPCN was established as a part of the NIH Roadmap for The Molecular Libraries Probe (MLP) program (previously known as the MLI).

The UNMCMD is a continuation of the New Mexico Molecular Libraries Screening Center (U54MH074425) and a prior Biomedical Research Partnership at UNM.

We have developed innovative flow cytometric tools for discovery research that enable homogeneous analysis of ligand binding and protein-protein interaction, high throughput sample handling, high content analysis, and real-time measurements of cell response. more...


UNMCMD Inventory/Capabilities

Space

The NM MLSC occupies and has available the following contiguous space on the second floor of UNM Cancer Research Facility:
  • 2 x 650 sq ft laboratories (CRF219 and 221) for sample preparation and physical screening
  • 2 x 150 sq ft offices
  • 200 sq ft of laboratory space for assay development and implementation (CRF 229)

Equipment

1. Assay Development / Adaptation (AD/A):
  • 2 custom designed HyperCyt® high-throughput flow cytometry instrument clusters for sample delivery from microplate to flow cytometer with custom software to control operational and analytical functions
  • 4 BD Biosciences FACScan Flow Cytometers dedicated to assay development

2. High Throughput Screening / Implementation (HTS/I):
  • 3 HyperCyt® HT flow cytometry instrument clusters for sample delivery from microplate to flow cytometer with custom software to control operational and analytical functions
  • 1 Accuri® C6 benchtop flow cytometer; 2 laser / 4 fluorescence parameters / 2 light scatter detectors
more...

3. Screening Informatics (SIx):
Computational resources - the machines are named after chili peppers:
  • "Chilaca" - 16x2 AMD Opteron processors with 1MB L2 Cache, 16x2 GB RAM memory and 16x250 GB SATA (4 TB) hard drives on master plus 15x80 GB on each node
  • "Chiltepin" - 4 AMD Opteron 846 processors, 32 GB RAM memory, 12x400 GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drives

Center Expertise

Cellular Assays:

G protein-coupled receptors; Integrins and adhesion molecules; Proteases/proteasome; Cell cycle; Apoptosis

Bead-based assays:

Protein-protein interactions; Protein-nucleic acid interactions; Kinase assays

Informatics:

State-of-the-art, innovative tools for ligand-based and structure-based virtual screening; Unique tools for post-HTS analyses, clustering and in silico profiling; High performance tools for bioinformatics analyses; Unique data archiving and data mining capabilities; Tools to evaluate post-HTS analyses

Up to Top