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MSL light sheet microscope enables groundbreaking research

June 10, 2019

With support from a $200,000 instrumentation grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) in 2016, the Microscopy Services Lab (MSL) acquired a light sheet microscope, the only one of  this model in the state.  “This microscope is unique in its capabilities and it’s transformative in what research it can support,” said Pablo Ariel, Ph.D., … Continued

Microscopy Services Laboratory (MSL) Update

May 1, 2019

The Microscopy Services Laboratory’s mission is to help scientists with their research, when it involves light microscopy, electron microscopy and image analysis. We provide training and assistance in all three areas, as well as extensive sample preparation services for transmission and scanning electron microscopy. In consultation with researchers we can advise which instruments will most … Continued

UNC MH Proteomics Center: High-resolution mass analysis of large, intact biomolecules including antibody therapeutics

April 18, 2019

The UNC Proteomics Core receives CFAC funding to acquire a 908 Devices ZipChip Capillary Electrophoresis System. Capillary electrophoresis (CE) is a microfluidic technology that separates a variety of analytes from different matrices based on size and charge. The 908 Devices ZipChip uses a combination of CE and electrospray ionization enabling up-front separation coupled with mass … Continued

Zeng wins Outstanding Individual Performance Award

March 20, 2019

Allergen Biologics created this award due to its first-rate relationship with Xinghua Zeng, the lab manager for the UNC Vector Core, which provides AAV products to researchers around the world. Allergan created a new award category so it could honor UNC School of Medicine’s Xinghua Zeng, MS, the lab manager of the UNC Vector Core. … Continued

RNAi High Throughput Screening Facility

March 20, 2019

RNAi mediated inhibition of gene expression is a powerful method for identifying genes and their cognate phenotype, whose loss of expression alters the cell phenotype. The RNAi High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility provides automation and robotics support, guidance in screen assay development, implementation of primary and secondary screens as well as a human genomic siRNA library … Continued

New Director of the Biobehavioral Lab (BBL)

December 7, 2018

Associate professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Patricia Silveyra, PhD, MSc, was appointed director of the UNC School of Nursing (SON) Biobehavioral Laboratory (BBL) on September 1, 2018.

Human Pluripotent Cell Core (HPSSC)

December 3, 2018

The HPSSC expertise is available to facilitate the development of joint proposals, provide technical support and consultation for researchers working with stem cells.

X-Ray Crystallography at the Cutting Edge

October 29, 2018

The Macromolecular X-ray Crystallography Core has added several new technologies to speed the crystallization of proteins—including membrane proteins—for structure determination.