West Campus Analytical Core

Our instruments help characterize and elucidate the structures of chemical and biophysical samples. We train researchers.

Core Website

Terence Wu

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Hours & Location

600 West Campus Drive (MIC)

About the core

The WCAC is an open-access facility where researchers learn to operate and collect data on a wide variety of scientific instruments suitable for characterization and structure elucidation of chemical and biophysical samples. We have a primary instrumentation focus in the areas of mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and we have additional resources in proteomics, optical instrumentation, biophysical instrumentation, and flow cytometry.

If you are new to Yale, or if you are in the local area and need access to any of our instruments, please request an account and we will contact you to set up a training session and help you get started using our instruments. We charge a fee for instrument usage, typically accounted in a per sample or time basis. The income from these fees are used to help offset the operational and maintenance costs of our instruments, and we strive to keep these fees as low as possible. After you have received training, ensuring that all of your instrument usage is appropriately logged or reserved online will help us in our mission of a low-fee and well maintained instrument center.


Our instrument listing can be filtered by the instrument type and location as well as sorted alphabetically or by the date of acquisition.


Main instrumentation lab and staff: West Campus Molecular Innovations Center (600 West Campus Drive) room 109.

Instruments are also located in: MIC room 310, the Advanced Bioscience Center (840 West Campus Drive), and other West Campus locations.

Primary contact

Terence Wu Director

Flow Cytometry

Ken Nelson, PhD Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Faculty Director

Jason Crawford, PhD Professor of Chemistry and Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis