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Microscopy CoreMicroscopy Core


  • Olympus IX83 FV1200 Spectral Confocal Inverted Microscope (with stage top incubator for live cell imaging)
  • Asylum MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope mounted on Olympus IX73 Inverted Microscope with Olympus DP80 Digital Camera
  • FEI Quanta 450 Scanning Electron Microscope (with environmental mode for wet samples)
  • Cressington 108 Sputter Coater with Cressington MTM-10 Thickness Monitor
  • Nano-EnTek JuLI Stage Automated Live Cell Imaging System
  • Olympus SZX10 Dissection Microscope with Olympus DP22 Digital Camera
  • Zeiss Axiovert 200 Inverted Fluorescence Microscope with Zeiss AxioCam MRc5 Digital Camera

cGMP Core

GMP Lab Facility

  • 835 ft.2 GMP Suite with Primary and Secondary Gowning Rooms
  • ISO Class 7 Clean Prep Room and Aseptic Processing Room
  • Two ISO Class 5 Laminar Flow Hoods
  • One ISO Class 5 Isolation Tents
  • Capmatic Bambino FSA fully automated sterile fill system
  • Pass through autoclave and depyrogenation oven

Tissue CoreTissue Culture Core

Cell and Tissue Culture Facilities

  • Five dedicated tissue culture labs
  • Two Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) facilities
  • Laminar flow biological safety cabinets
  • Thermo Locator 4 Plus Cryogenic Storage Vessel

Cell Transfection

  • Lonza 4D-Nucleofector
  • Myography
  • DMT 620M Multi Wire Myograph System
  • DMT 625FS Automatic Buffer Filler System

Nitric Oxide Detection System

  • GE Sievers 280i Nitric Oxide Analyzer

Material CoreMaterial Characterization Core


  • Nicolet 6700 FTIR

Thermal Analysis

  • TA Instruments Q50 Thermogravimetric Analysis Instrument
  • TA Instruments Q200 Differential Scanning Calorimeter


  • Beckman DU730 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Tecan Infinite M200 Microplate Reader

High-performance Liquid Chromatography

  • Waters e2695 Separation Module with Waters 2489 UV/Vis Detector

Particle Size Analysis

  • Delsa NanoC Particle Analyzer

Mechanical Testing

  • MTS Insight Electromechanical Test System

Surface Preparation and Analysis

  • Harrick Plasma, Plasma Cleaner
  • Renfert Basic Quattro Sandblasting Unit
  • Sono-Tek MediCoat Des 1000
  • VCA Optima Contact Angle Instrument


  • Labconco FreeZone 1 liter Freeze Dry System


  • Steris SV-120 Scientific Prevacuum Sterilizer

Bioinformatics Core


  • Advanced Cyber Infrastructure: One cluster, four public-facing servers
  • One GPU
  • Computer pack: Six laptops, five desktops


Training Resources

Bioinformatics learning portal

Core Activities

  • Bioinformatics problem analysis
  • Custom application development
  • Research computing
  • Data analysis
  • Systems biology and biological network analysis
  • Natural language processing, data mining and machine learning in bioscience
  • Bioinformatics education

3D Printing Core


  • Makerbot Replicator+
  • Airwolf AXIOM Dual Direct Drive (with .50mm and .35mm orifice extruder nozzles)


  • Formlabs Form 2

Molecular CoreMolecular Biology Core

Nucleic Acid Detection

  • Life Technology 7500 Real-Time PCR System
  • BioRad T100 Thermal Cycler
  • BioRad iCycler
  • Perkin Elmer GeneAmp PCR System 2400
  • Spectronics SpectroLinker XL1000 UV Crosslinker

Protein Analysis

  • Western Blotting capabilities
  • BioRad Trans-Blot SD Semi-Dry Transfer Cell
  • Protein Simple FluorChem R Imager