Core Facilities

Cores are centralized facilities or labs which offer shared services, shared equipment, resources and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis.


Advanced MRI and Spectroscopy (AMRIS)

Leveraging unique magnets, equipment, and expert scientific support with advanced capabilities for technique and instrumentation development

amris

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Utilizing a variety of research methodologies to help address specific questions about the neural bases of cognitive and affective behavior in humans.

neuro

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Lab

Full-time radiosurgery-biology research laboratory equipped with high-end work station computers, assorted stereotactic equipment, and other equipment that will support a variety of types of studies.

radiosurg

Human Gene Therapy Vector ‘GMP’

Providing the service of generating gene therapy vectors. This service is comprehensive, starting with consultation on construct design and AAV capsid selection, molecular cloning of AAV plasmids, and finally packaging and purification of the virus.

powell gene

Animal Care Services

Providing a humane and high quality animal care and use program through proper veterinary and husbandry care, emphasizing respect and being an advocate for the research animal.

mice

Cell & Tissue Analysis Core (CTAC)

Providing project consulting, experimental design and optimization as well as data analysis services to help researchers with large-scale and small-scale experiments acquired on our sorters and cytometry instruments.

ctac

ICBR

Gene Expression & Genotyping

Up-to-date gene expression and genotyping analysis methods allow scientists to be on the cutting edge of research. Our high-quality data can help researchers for their grant applications and scientific paper publications.

genome

Genotyping

Providing services include; processing different types of samples used for DNA and RNA isolation (eg. Blood), Whole Genome Amplification of DNA, etc.

genomics

Pharmacogenomics

Providing consultation and guidance to the researchers who need assistance in designing and performing genetics and pharmacogenetics studies, and providing genotype data for their research projects.

pharmacogenomics

Structure-Based Drug Design Core Lab

Providing services such as x-ray crystallography, lead discovery (computational chemistry), and facilitating drug development by combining structure-based methods.

vials

NextGen DNA Sequencing

Providing researchers with quality, massively parallel, high-throughput sequencing data using the most current instrumentation, at a reasonable cost.

nextgen

Molecular Pathology

Improving human and animal health by accelerating basic and clinical research based on histological procedures.

molecular

Monoclonal Antibody

Providing services such as the immunization of mice, cell fusion, cell cloning, screening by ELISA and Western blot, monoclonal antibody production, purification and labeling, and identification of matched antibody pairs.

monoclonial antibody

CTSI Biorepository

High-quality biospecimens, processing or storage. Providing support to conduct research and generate publications in biobanking and improved patient care.

ctsi biorep

Electron Microscopy

Supporting scientists in solving problems and to help push their research forward by providing the tools needed for successful publication and grant applications.

microscope

ICBR

Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry

Providing unprecedented tools for fast, accurate, high throughput biomolecular separation and characterization, which are indispensable towards understanding the biological and medical systems.

icbr PROTEOMICS

Scrippps

Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics

Providing state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based proteomics services to assist with protein characterization, identification, and quantification.

mass spec

Ocular Gene Therapy Core

Providing customizable AAV vectors that are efficient ocular transduction using various combinations of capsids and promoters to drive efficient expression of transgenes.

oct

Immune Monitoring Core

Supporting clinical trials for immunotherapy by providing the resources such as flow cytometry or genotyping to assess a patient’s immune response.

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CEG Supply Center

The Center for Epigenetics maintains a Supply Center that sells biochemical/molecular biological reagents from selected vendors such as Bio-Rad, Thermo Fisher/Invitrogen, Sigma Aldrich, Roche, Agilent, Dako, etc.

uf

UF Health Running Medicine Clinic

Providing resource for running science and return-to-run after injury and identify ground reaction forces, gait asymmetries, joint motion from 3 planes for injury prevention, and clinical recommendations, etc.

run

UF Health Throwing Clinic

Providing expertise in reducing and preventing throwing-related injuries and maximizing sports performance, prevent overuse injuries and enhance throwing performance, and enabling you to reach your full potential.

zarem

Sports Performance Center

Providing fitness testing, motion analyses, body composition and metabolic measures, exercise and nutritional programming, strength testing and training and more.

exercise

Exercise Medicine and Functional Fitness

Employing a combination of epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and community engagement approaches to develop new therapeutics and injury prevention programs to improve patient functional capacity and quality of life.

arm

Bioinformatics

Providing unprecedented tools for fast, accurate, high throughput biomolecular separation and characterization, which are indispensable towards understanding the biological and medical systems.

bioinformatics

The College of Medicine Office of Research Affairs has partnered to create a searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The new University of Florida Research Cores web portal now enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of research cores across campus. Visit the site to learn more!