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Core Facilities

Behavior Core Facility

The Behavior Core Facility provides support and training to help increase throughput while promoting rigor and reproducibility in behavioral testing without introducing bias. The core will provide a battery of behavioral tests for any investigator interested in the effects of their physiological manipulations on behavior. Behavioral testing can also be coordinated among projects to increase throughput of data without unnecessary duplication and overuse of animals. The methods used to obtain these goals will be disseminated in the form of best practices for the greater scientific community.

Genomics Core Facility

The Genomics Core Facility prepares and sequences DNA libraries for Next Generation Sequencing, including whole genomes and whole transcriptomes. It also prepares nucleic acids from single cells for genomic analysis.

Immune Defense Core Facility

The Immune Defense Core Facility provides centralized services, training, access, and support to researchers in the usage of flow cytometry equipment and related services including technical training opportunities.

RCMI Biophotonics Core Facility

The RCMI Biophotonics Core Facility provides cutting edge technology for the study and manipulation of biological samples using light, including long-term in-depth imaging of live tissues and the technology to probe at the molecular level for protein-protein interactions within live samples.

RCMI Computational Systems Biology Core Facility

The RCMI Computational Systems Biology Core Facility provides computational support for basic and translational health research, including computational infrastructure to support modeling and simulation of biological systems, live cell imaging, and protein biomarker research. The facility provides hardware, software, and programming scripting support, as well as computational research expertise.

RCMI Nanotechnology and Human Health Core Facility

The RCMI Nanotechnology and Human Health Core Facility focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for imaging, labels for bioassays, and active targeting for in vivo or in vitro diagnostics. The Core studies the interaction of nanoparticles with living cells for application in the targeted delivery of drugs, genes, and proteins; tissue engineering scaffolds; artificial organs and implants; and bioimaging and cell labeling.

RCMI Proteomics and Protein Biomarkers Core Facility

The RCMI Proteomics and Protein Biomarkers Core Facility is focused on capillary liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and -tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) to identify, characterize, and quantify proteins. The Proteomics Core develops novel methods, while the Protein Biomarkers Core applies these methods to discover and validate novel protein biomarkers of disease.