• 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

  • Core Facilities Newsletter Summer 2019

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

  • 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

  • Biospecimen Processing Facility (BSP)

    Read the spring 2019 BSP Newsletter for updates on the core and services

  • 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

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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.

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    X-Ray Crystallography at the Cutting Edge

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

  • New Publication from the Microscopy Services Lab

    Pablo Ariel, PhD, Director of the Microscopy Services Lab (MSL) has just published a user guide for the LaVision BioTec UltraMicroscope II light sheet system

  • Update on the Hooker Imaging Core (HIC)

    The Hooker Imaging Core (HIC) is an open core providing a broad range of light microscopy techniques, analyses and consultation for UNC researchers. The core is located in Taylor Hall near Lineberger and the MBRB and includes several confocal and widefield microscopes in addition to systems for high content screening and long-term live cell imaging. … Continued

  • Report: “Maximizing Shared Research Resources”

    A new report from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) identifies challenges faced by shared resources providers and users, and makes recommendations for improvement.

  • Printable Core Facilities Directory

    A handy guide listing UNC Biomedical Core Facilities