The GCE4All BTDD Center is housed in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department in the College of Science at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and is directed by Ryan Mehl. Additional members of the leadership team are Rick Cooley, John Lueck, Andy Karplus, Kari van Zee, Kayla Jara and Bettye Maddux.
The GCE4All Center builds upon a foundation of leadership, expertise and accomplishments generated in its groundbreaking predecessor: Oregon State’s Unnatural Protein (UP) Facility. Founded by Ryan Mehl upon his recruitment to Oregon State in 2012, the UP Facility has a nine year history of developing and disseminating GCE technologies and training researchers. Through the hosting of four summer GCE Workshops and two International GCE Conferences, the UP Facility not only established Oregon State as a national leader in GCE research, but also began a mission worth growing.
With $5.6 million of funding, the GCE4All Research Center aims to optimize and disseminate GCE technology such that it becomes a basic tool for protein research that is accessible by all.