Enormous magnets housed in steel cylinders dot the floor of what was once the indoor basketball court of the Park Building at the City College of New York’s Harlem campus. One level down, state-of-the-art electron microscopes, each the size of an industrial refrigerator, and still more gigantic magnets have replaced an indoor swimming pool and aquatics facility.
“With machines beautifully laid out in a remarkable building, the New York Structural Biology Center is a scene to behold,” says Hashim Al-Hashimi, a biochemistry and molecular biophysics professor at Columbia University. “After I saw it, I thought, ‘I’m going to come here’” and join Columbia University’s faculty to be close to the center.
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