Schematics for the Biophysics Instrumentation Facility

The Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF) is part of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is located on the ground floor of building #4 in the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building. The facility provides access to state-of-the-art instrumentation focused on the study of conformations, activities and assembly of biological and other macromolecules. While each instrument provides distinct insight, the ensemble enables a thorough characterization of structure, function, and interaction of biological assemblies. For information regarding instrument training and use, please contact BIF staff Darrell McCaslin (office B1421) or Dan Stevens (office B1415).

Open to All Academic and Industrial Researchers

The Facility is always on the lookout for new users from departments across campus. If you are interested in having us speak at a group or departmental meeting about our capabilities, please contact Dan Stevens.


The BIF has moved back to the Ground floor.
All BIF instrumentation has been relocated into several rooms in newly remodeled space on the ground floor of Building 4 of the Biochemical Sciences Building.

Check out our newest instruments:
Shimadzu MALDI-MS MegaTOF
TA Nano ITC – Low Volume ITC
BD Accuri – Flow Cytomter


BIF was established with support from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, grant BIR-9512577 from the National Science Foundation, and grant S10 RR013790 from the National Institutes of Health.

Suggested Acknowledgment

“(Instrument) data were obtained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biophysics Instrumentation Facility, which was established with support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and grants BIR-9512577 (NSF) and S10RR013790 (NIH).”

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