Department and University Collaboration

The Marsico Lung Institute is home to numerous specialized resources for academic and clinical research, each offering the very best in scientific expertise, sophisticated equipment, and the latest in techniques and technology. There are eight cores, each serving the Marsico Lung Institute investigators with their research while collaborating and serving other departments at UNC, and many other Universities and research facilities worldwide.

The Molecular Biology Core
Director: Wanda K O’Neal, PhD, Research Associate Professor

The Histology Core
Director: Kimberlie Burns, Histotechnologist, ASCP

The Michael Hooker Microscopy Core Facility

The Mouse Models Core
Director: Wanda K. O’Neal, PhD; Co-Director: Alessandra Livraghi-Butrico, PhD

The CF Center Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core
Director: Scott H. Randell, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and Research Associate Professor in Medicine

The CFTR Functional Analysis Core
Director: Martina Gentzsch, PhD

The Pre-Clinical Core
Director: Martina Gentzsch, PhD; Co-Director: Wanda O’Neal, PhD

The Mucus/Mucin Biochemistry and Biophysics Core
Director: Brian Button, PhD; Co-Investigators: Camille Ehre, PhD, David B. Hill, PhD, and Mehmet Kesimer, PhD

CF Clinical Translational Core
Director: Scott H. Donaldson, MD

The Mucin Characterization and Production Core
Director: Camille Ehre, PhD; Co-Directors: Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, and Durai Subramini, PhD