Shared research cores at the University of Virginia
The research cores in the School of Medicine exist to make research more efficient and cost effective. The cores allow the presence of specialized instruments that individual laboratories cannot purchase or support. Personnel in the cores provide expertise on the capabilities and limitations of their instruments and services. The cores provide training and support for user operated instruments.
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Posters and Brochures
|The following research cores operate under the Office of Research Core Administration. The cores are reviewed and supported by the Research Advisory Committee of the School of Medicine.||The posters listed below were presented at School of Medicine
Research Retreat in 2013.
Provides electron and light microscopy imaging technologies for basic scientists, physicians, and students.
|Advanced Microscopy Facility , resource description|
Provides expert and timely bioinformatics consulting and data analysis solutions
Magnetic Resonance Facility
Facilitates and promotes research which utilizes nuclear magnetic and/or electron paramagnetic resonance (NMR and/or EPR) spectroscopies to examine the structure and dynamics of biologically important molecules.
|Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance Core ; brochure, resource description|
|Biomolecular Research Facility see DNA Sciences, Mass Spectrometry, Shared Instrumentation|
Tissue Research Facility
Procures and collects human tissue and other biospecimens for research purposes.
|DNA Sciences; services for sequencing genomes,
gene expression analysis by Affymetrix microarrays, Sanger DNA
||DNA Sciences poster; brochure, resource description|
Physiology Core Laboratory
Data on exercise physiology and body composition for research studies
|Flow Cytometry Core
Provides a range of services and instruments for flow cytometry and cell sorting.
|Flow Cytometry Core , resources description|
|Gene Targeting and
Produces and preserves genetically engineered mouse strains for animal model research.
|Gene Targeting and Transgenic Facility poster; brochure, resource description|
Constructs lymphocyte-myeloma hybridomas for production of monoclonal antibodies using current technology and methods.
|Lymphocyte Culture Center ; brochure, resource description|
|Mass Spectrometry; identification and quantitative analysis of proteins and peptides.||Mass Spectrometry ; brochure, resource description|
|Molecular Electron Microscopy Core|
|Molecular Imaging Core
Images animals and cells with MRI, X and gamma rays, bioluminescence, fluorescence, and PET.
|Molecular Imaging Core radiochemistry, brochure, resource description;|
Provides reagents to University of Virginia researchers (internal service only).
|Molmart poster; brochure resource description|
|Research Histology Core
Provides histology services.
|Research Histology Core poster; brochure, resource description|
|Shared Instrumentation; access to user operated plate reader & CD instruments, HPLC and gel scanning services.||Shared Instrumentation ; brochure.|
|Tissue Culture Facility
Provides cell culture services, facilities and supplies to University of Virginia researchers. Services are not available outside the University of Virginia.
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