3080 Facilities and Projects

Art Galleries

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design maintains an active gallery and special events schedule. Exhibitions, lectures, and workshops by artists of national renown as well as exhibitions by students and faculty of the School of Art and Design are regularly presented through the galleries. For more information: www.gsu.edu/artgallery

Advanced Biotechnology Core Facilities

The Departments of Biology and Chemistry operate a number of state-of-the-art core facilities that support instructional and research programs. These include high-field nuclear magnetic resonance, biological imaging, confocal microscopy, molecular modeling, fermentation, and protein/nucleic acid syntheses, amplification, and sequence analyses. For more information:biology200.gsu.edu/core_facility/home.html

El Centro: National Latino Research Center on Domestic Violence

Dr. Julia Perilla, Director

El Centro is a national research center on domestic violence in Latino communities, and it is part of the National Latino Alliance to Eliminate Domestic Violence. El Centro‘s mission is three-fold: (1) to promote culturally appropriate research and evaluation regarding the issue of domestic violence in Latino communities; (2) to mentor and serve as a resource for Latino and Latina researchers and other researchers interested in the issue of domestic violence in the Latino population; and (3) to maintain an ongoing dialogue with practitioners and service providers regarding relevant research topics that address emerging needs in Latino communities.

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall

The School of Music’s 380-seat Kopleff Recital Hall is located on the corner of Gilmer Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. This acoustically superb performance hall is equipped with a 3-manual, 36-rank Miller pipe organ. The facility is used for performances by music faculty and students and by distinguished visiting artists from around the world. The recital hall is named for the late Florence Kopleff, a renowned contralto and long-time professor in Georgia State’s School of Music.

Georgia Government Documentation Project

The Georgia Government Documentation Project (GGDP), a joint venture of the Department of History and the Special Collections Department of the University Library, records the state’s political heritage through oral history interviews and collections of associated papers. The GGDP collection includes more than 250 interviews with former governors, legislators, women in politics, African-American political activists and leaders, journalists, and numerous other public figures. The GGDP also actively collects interviews conducted by other scholars of Georgia politics. The project is housed in the Georgia State University Special Collections Department. For more information: www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/ggdp.

Georgia Women’s Movement Project

The Georgia Women’s Movement Project, a collaborative project of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Special Collections Department of the University Library, preserves the papers and artifacts of individuals and organizations involved in the struggle for women’s rights in Georgia with particular attention to the Equal Rights Amendment. Established in 1996, the Georgia Women’s Movement Archives, housed in the Georgia State University Special Collections Department, includes collections and oral history interviews. The Institute relies on the archives for primary and secondary sources used in research and teaching on the history of women’s movements in Georgia and for comparative research globally. For more information: www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/women.

Hard Labor Creek Observatory

The university’s Hard Labor Creek Observatory, located in the Hard Labor Creek State Park 50 miles east of Atlanta, houses two 16-inch and 20-inch cassegrain reflecting telescopes and a 40-inch equivalent aperture “multi-telescope telescope,” which is the Southeast’s largest astronomical telescope. These instruments are equipped with modern digital electronic cameras for imaging and spectroscopy and are regularly used by faculty and students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Open houses are held monthly except during the winter. For more information: www.chara.gsu.edu/HLCO/.

Mass Spectrometry Facilities


The Mass Spectrometry Facility at Georgia State University is a research resource to provide modern instrumentations and expertise in the analysis of chemical and biological molecules with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers. The Facility operates five instruments including a Waters Micromass  Q-TOF micro (ESI-Q-TOF) with a Waters nanoAcquity UPLC- and an alliance HPLC, an ABI 4800 MALDI TOF-TOF analyzer (MALD TOF-TOF) , a Shimadzu QP5050A GC-EIMS , an ABI API 3200 (ESI(APCI)-Triple Quadruple) with an Agilent 1200 HPLC  and an Agilent 1100 series II LC-CE-MSD.

The Facility can usually perform routine low-resolution analysis by EI, CI, ESI, APCI and MALDI of small organic molecules and large biological molecules such as peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, oligosaccharides, polymers etc.  The Facility also routinely conducts exact mass and elemental composition determination, tandem (MS/MS) experiments and HPLC separations with MS detection as requested by researchers.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facilities


The NMR Facilities houses two Varian instruments (one 500 MHz and one 600 MHz spectrometer) and 4 Bruker instruments (two 400 MHz, one 500 MHz, and one 600 MHz spectromeer).  A range of capabilities is available including a cryoprobe for high sensitivity work.  This facility is under the direction of Dr. Zhenming Du. The NMR Facilities conduct both routine service and research support and collaborations on sophisticated problems.

Regents Center for Learning Disorders

Dr. Janet Patton, Director

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has established three centers for the provision of assessment, resources, and research related to students within the University System who have learning disorders. The Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders at Georgia State University has been assigned to serve 14 institutions in the Northwest Georgia area. For more information: www.gsu.edu/rcld/.

Viral Immunology Center

Dr. Julia K. Hilliard, Director

The mission of the Viral Immunology Center is to enhance the understanding of virus-host interactions, particularly for zoonotic infections that affect the central nervous system. Studying virus-host relationships furthers knowledge regarding how viruses and hosts modulate each other for the ultimate survival of each entity, how evolution and adaptation progress for the development of a successful relationship, and how to target mechanisms to prevent host morbidity and mortality as a result of infection. Additionally, the Center is the home of the National B Virus Resource Center. For more information: www.gsu.edu/~wwwvir.