Shared research cores at the University of Virginia

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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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Research Cores

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.
Advanced Microscopy Facility
Provides electron and light microscopy imaging technologies for basic scientists, physicians, and students.
Advanced Microscopy Facility poster, resource description
Bioinformatics Core
Provides expert and timely bioinformatics consulting and data analysis solutions
Poster, Brochure, Resource description
Biomolecular 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 poster; brochure, resource description
Biomolecular Research Facility see DNA Sciences, Mass Spectrometry, Shared Instrumentation
Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility
Procures and collects human tissue and other biospecimens for research purposes.
poster, resource description
DNA Sciences; services for sequencing genomes, gene expression analysis by Affymetrix microarrays, Sanger DNA sequencing
DNA Sciences poster; brochure, resource description
Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory
Data on exercise physiology and body composition for research studies
Flow Cytometry Core Facility
Provides a range of services and instruments for flow cytometry and cell sorting.
Flow Cytometry Core poster , resources description
Genetically Engineered Murine Model
Produces and preserves genetically engineered mouse strains for animal model research.
Genetically Engineered Murine Model core poster; brochure, resource description
Antibody Engineering and Technology Core
(formerly Lymphocyte Culture Center)

Constructs lymphocyte-myeloma hybridomas for production of monoclonal antibodies using current technology and methods.
Antibody Engineering and Technology Core poster; brochure, resource description
Mass Spectrometry; identification and quantitative analysis of proteins and peptides. Mass Spectrometry poster; brochure, resource description
Molecular Electron Microscopy Core Poster
Molecular Imaging Core
Images animals and cells with MRI, X and gamma rays, bioluminescence, fluorescence, and PET.
Molecular Imaging Core poster; 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 poster; brochure. Resource description
Tissue Culture Facility
Provides cell culture services, facilities and supplies to University of Virginia researchers. Services are not available outside the University of Virginia.
resource description
Virginia Research Resources Consortium
An organization to help universities and colleges in Virginia share core research facilities