• SOM Biomedical Research Core Voucher Program – FY20 Awarded Projects

    120 applications were received in response to the first offering of the SOM Biomedical Research Core Voucher Program. 27 grants were awarded, engaging 19 different cores. FY20 Awarded Projects

  • Biomedical Research Core Voucher RFA Program Announcement

    The Core Facility Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in the Office of Research Technologies (ORT), UNC School of Medicine (SOM), announces a new program for research projects that directly utilize UNC SOM biomedical research cores.  Core vouchers worth up to $10,000 will be awarded to investigators with qualified projects to be used exclusively for core services.  Up … Continued

  • The Animal Models Core offers CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Services

    The Animal Models Core (AMC) offers a full range of CRISPR/Cas9 services for genome editing in mice, rats and cell lines. The core was an early adopter of the CRISPR system in 2013 and have now completed over 150 CRISPR projects. Using the CRISPR System for Genome Editing in Mice and Rats: The CRISPR system … Continued

  • Core Facilities Newsletter Summer 2019

    Catch up on core facility news and highlights in the newsletter summer 2019 edition

  • MSL light sheet microscope enables groundbreaking research

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Michelle Itano Receives Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Grant to support Imaging Scientists

    The CZI will support the innovative imaging work of Michelle Itano, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Microscopy Core facility, for five years thanks to a grant totaling nearly $800,000. Read the story: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2019/march/itano-earns-czi-grant-to-support-imaging-scientists

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    New Director of the Biobehavioral Lab (BBL)

    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 Stem Cell Core

    Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core (HPSSC)

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