Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department


The Macromolecule and Vaccine Stabilization Center is a unique and innovative biotechnology center located within the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas.

Our goal is to improve the stability of proteins, DNA, macromolecular assemblies, virus-like particles, viruses, and bacterial cells for pharmaceutical use.

Our approach focuses on molecular events associated with changes in physical and chemical stability that lead to loss of activity or function.


Our laboratories with state-of-the-art instruments are housed in the Multidisciplinary Research Building on the University of Kansas West Campus in Lawrence, and occupy 10,000 sq ft of modern laboratory space. We also have access to other KU facilities, including high resolution NMR (800 MHz), X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, microscopy, and protein production.  Additional analytical characterization studies are carried out in collaboration with other KU laboratories.