Spotlight Stories

Vironomics Core successfully develops an improved ZIKV viral load assay
The UNC Vironomics (viral genomics) Core aims to facilitate ZIKV research projects at UNC, from translational research, to animal studies, to high-throughput screening.
Collaboration with the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core leads to publication in Nature Communications
Findings establish a novel strategy for creating autologous cell-based therapies to treat patients with aggressive forms of brain cancer.
Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) adds radiochemistry lab and cyclotron
Protein Expression and Purification Core Director awarded 3 year grant from NC General Administration
Dr. Mike Miley, Director of The UNC Protein Expression and Purification (PEP) Core Facility, which specializes in the production of pure, functional proteins for structural, biophysical, and biochemical studies, is coPI on a project awarded $600,000 over three years to produce therapeutic antibodies against life threatening viruses.
NCBC grants bringing new instrumentation to UNC core facilities
Congratulations to our four core facilities who submitted grants to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center; all were funded!
New Zebrafish Aquaculture Facility website!
The UNC Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility provides zebrafish husbandry and training services to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lenti-shRNA Core Facility Helps Researchers Uncover the Function of Our Genes
Researchers using the Lenti-shRNA Core Facility have access to two lentiviral vector libraries: one containing small hairpin RNAs for silencing genes, and another, more recent addition, containing more than 10,000 cDNAs for overexpressing genes.
Leica CryoJane Tape-Transfer System now available at the Histology Research Core Facility
The Histology Research Core Facility recently purchased a Leica CryoJane Tape-Transfer System. This system enables collection of quality cryosections from difficult tissues such as fatty breast, retina and undecalcified bone. It also allows for collection of frozen sections as thin as 2 microns.
High-Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility Assists UNC scientists link histone methylation with DNA methylation in humans
In a new study published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (September 2012, Scott B. Rothbart et. all. ‘Association of UHRF1 with methylated H3K9 directs the maintenance of DNA methylation’), Dr. Brian Strahl and colleagues describe a new connection between histone H3 epigenetic modification and DNA methylation in humans.
Translational Research Now Possible Through the Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core
The Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core (HPSSC) is a newly revamped facility committed to work with UNC investigators as well as outside collaborators to initiate projects using human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells and human embryonic stem (hES) cells.
Cutting-edge Metabolic and Cardiorespiratory Testing Equipment Now Available Through the Nutrition Research and Metabolism Core
BioBanking: There are four major campus facilities that process and bank human specimens
Versatile Multiphoton Confocal Microscope System at the Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility
The Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility now features a comprehensive multiphoton confocal microscope for live cell & tissue imaging as well as fixed samples. This system has extensive multifunctional capabilities.
Innovative Human Imaging System coming soon to UNC
The Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) will soon install a highly innovative human imaging system, a hybrid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, or MRPET in short.
Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Facility Contributes to Discovery
UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA, with assistance from the Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Facility