University of Vermont

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Core Facilities

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Our shared facilities and resources provide researchers with the sophisticated equipment and methodologies that help expand their work.

  • Animal Care Management - animal care services and resources.
  • Bioinformatics Core - builds biomedical research capacity throughout the state by promoting faculty and student research at our Baccalaureate Partner Institutions (BPIs) - Castleton State College, Green Mountain College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Middlebury College, Norwich University and Saint Michael's College.
  • Biostatistical Bioinformatics Facility - a facility for developing and maintaining a comprehensive coordinated program of research support covering biostatistics, statistical genetics, and epidemiology for biomedical and health-related research activities.
  • Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory and Inhalation Facility - this new lab will be located at the Colchester Research Facility creating a competitive environment for grants in specialized research, including specific infectious diseases.
  • Cryoelectron Microscopy Facility - research focuses on the three-dimensional structure determination of macromolecular assemblies using electron microscopy combined with image processing.
  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting (FCCS) Facility - designed as a multi-user resource for high speed analysis and sorting of cells.
  • Instrumentation & Model Facility – design and fabrication of custom mechanical, optical, electronic and microcomputer-based instruments, parts, and models for UVM research
  • Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research - integrates epidemiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to help assess cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Mass Spectrometry - used to measure stable isotopically labeled compounds used to study metabolism in humans.
  • Microscopy Imaging Center - imaging in the Biomedical and Materials sciences from tissues and surfaces to molecules.
  • MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging - a research-only facility that specializes in functional and static brain imaging.
  • Neuroscience COBRE Core - includes Imaging and Physiology, Cellular/Molecular, and Translational Cores.
  • Transgenic Mouse Facility - contains five bubble chambers for newly derived transgenic founders, storage rooms, and clean room housing the microinjecting laboratory. It is a strict barrier facility and maintains a pathogen-free environment.
  • Vermont Cancer Center Core
    • DNA Analysis Facility - provides fast, inexpensive, user-friendly DNA analysis services to the members of the Vermont Cancer Center.
    • Flow Cytometry Facility - provides state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometry capabilities to Vermont Cancer Center researchers.
  • X-Ray Crystallography - allows biological and biomedical researchers to visualize proteins, RNA, DNA and their complexes at atomic resolution.

Last modified April 06 2015 01:33 PM