NSF Awards O'Sullivan $285,000

The Major Research Instrumentation Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Mary O’Sullivan, PhD, professor of chemistry/biochemistry, $285,000 for the purchase of a 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer.

The instrument is among the most important and versatile to study structures of synthetic and biological molecules. NMR spectrometers identify unknown substances, characterize arrangements of atoms within molecules and examine the dynamics of interactions between molecules in solution.

The Canisius instrument will be shared by chemistry/biochemistry faculty and students, “and be a pivotal to enhancing research, research training and education at Canisius,” says O’Sullivan, who authored the NSF proposal with chemistry/biochemistry faculty co-authors: Mariusz Kozik, PhD, Timothy Gregg, PhD, Jeremy Steinbacher, PhD, and Sarah Evans, PhD.