National Center for Natural Products Research

The University of Mississippi
Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Facilities and Resources

The NCNPR’s research program is conducted in the Thad Cochran Research Center, a modern, well-equipped research building (115,000 sq. ft. of laboratory and office space). The laboratories equipment, services, and other resources that provide critical infrastructure to support the research activities of the NCNPR include:

  • A repository containing over 18,000 natural product specimens, derived extracts, and pure compounds
  • A screening database including more than 30,000 samples
  • Isolation and Purification Laboratories
  • Screening Laboratories for determining biological activity of natural products
  • Central Instrumentation Laboratories housing 600, 500, and (2) 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometers
  • Medicinal chemistry synthesis laboratories
  • Molecular Modeling Laboratory with Silicon Graphics workstations
  • Natural Products Analytical Laboratory with LC, GC, MS and CE instrumentation
  • State-of-the art equipment for genomics research including Affymetrix Complete GeneChip Instrument System, Perkin Elmer confocal laser scanner and Applied Biosystems GeneAmp Sequence Detection System
  • Integrated Science Library housing over 69,000 volumes
  • Central Animal Facility
  • Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden with production greenhouses, demonstration garden beds, shade houses and field plots