Research & Instrumentation

Faculty members are excited to work on a variety of research projects with our students during the academic year in volunteer positions, for credit (see CHM/BCH 498/499), to work toward "Honors" or "Honors in the Major" recognition, or in the summer as part of the Rollins Student-Faculty Summer Scholarship Program.  

Chemistry Research at Rollins

The chemists and biochemists in the Riley Lab explore the role of small RNA molecules produced by viruses in cancer cells.

Chemistry Department Instrumentation

The Chemistry Department is housed in the newly renovated Bush Science Center.  Within our teaching and research laboratories, we have diverse equipment for studies in biochemistry and analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Large instruments:
Perkin-Elmer Aanalyst 800 atomic absorption spectrometer
JEOL 300 MHz NMR spectrometer
Cary 100 UV-Vis spectrometers with temperature control
Finnigan GCQ GC/MS
Hewlett-Packard HP 1100 high-performance liquid chromatography system
Photon Technology International Fluorimeter
Nicolet 380 FTIR Spectrometer
Rudolph Polarimeter
Innovative Technologies glove box and solvent system
Nanodrop UV-Vis spectrometer 
Buchi Roto-Vap and Multivapor V-700
Agilent G1600A capillary electrophoresis system
Teledyne ISCO flash chromatography system
Paar DMA512 densitometer
Paar calorimeters
Barnstead D7031 EasyPure and NanoPure water purifiers
Nusonics concentration meter
Burrell shaker
Branson 3200 sonic cleaner
High-vac capabilities


Standard small equipment: centrifuges/microfuges (including an ultracentrifuge), many ovens, freezers (-20˚C,-80˚C), incubators, PCR thermal cyclers, water baths, nucleic acid/protein electrophoresis units (agarose and SDS-PAGE), BSL2 biological safety hoods

Department of Chemistry
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. - 2743
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.2223
Bush Science Center
pmason@rollins.edu