NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Did you know about the UNC Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility at UNC-CH? Read more to learn about this core facility. NC TraCS upcoming events include Basic Bioinformatics Tools Workshops, DAHS Research Forum, The Informed Consent Process, and Synaptic Defects and Targeted Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome.


  • The Informed Consent Process
    Part of the UNC Coordinators Clinical Trials Educational Training Series
    Presented by Claudia Christy
    April 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219
  • Synaptic Defects and Targeted Treatments in Fragile X Syndrome
    Part of the RTI Fellows Seminar Series
    Presented by Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, Rush University Medical Center
    April 29, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Camille Dreyfus Auditorium, Haynes Building, on the main campus of RTI International


Did you know about the UNC Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility at UNC-CH?

The Protein Expression and Purification (PEP) core facility specializes in the production of pure, functional proteins for use in academic research programs. We have many modes of operation, from fully independent project execution and/or full scientific collaborator through acting as an extension of your lab, where users can come in and work; only paying for consumables and equipment time. This non-profit facility is available to everyone at UNC.

There are a number of ways that the PEP core can help advance research in your lab, some of which you may not have realized or thought were too expensive.

  • Production of multi-milligram amounts of highly pure protein can enable a variety of biophysical, biochemical, immunological, and structural research avenues.
  • Is your lab spending a lot of money on recombinant commercial proteins/enzymes? We have the capability to produce a wide variety of proteins sold by commercial vendors, including polymerases and cell culture additives/growth factors. Basically if you buy it there is a good chance we can make a lot more for much less.
  • Generation of unique reagents like the addition of functional tags to your protein, generation of tetrameric cellular staining reagents, and the creation of stably expressing eukaryotic cell lines.
  • Access to PEP expertise: Consultation, training, and funding proposal writing/preparation services available.

Please visit the website for additional information on how the facility can help your research program


Additional Contact Info

Director - Michael J. Miley Ph.D

Email -

Phone - 919-843-7174