About Core Lab Facilities & Resources
We provide support for, and access to, a broad spectrum of institutional basic and technology-rich core lab facilities and resources.
At UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC's core facilities are shared resources which offer a wide range of services to the research community, including cutting edge technologies, high end instrumentation, technical support and education. Our facilities enhance and expand the collaborative capabilities of research at UNC-Chapel Hill. We provide operational support to biomedical research core facilities at the university through:
- assistance with establishing new core facilities, setting recharge rates, and other core life cycle events
- guidelines, documents and training materials
- one-time funding opportunities
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- searchable listing of UNC Core Facilities
- short descriptions of cores on the category pages
- marketing templates for enhancing core visibility
- spotlight story on core facilities website highlighting individual cores
- assistance setting up core facility websites
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N.C. A&T and RTI can access, and are welcome to use, all of the UNC-Chapel Hill core lab facilities and resources. N.C. A&T and RTI users have the same priority for core services and resources as all internal UNC-CH researchers on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For specific questions about core lab facilities and resources at UNC-CH, contact Dr. Mike Topal.
At North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T)
Open to researchers collaborating with any N.C. A&T faculty, a Zeiss Center for Microscopy (electronic microscopy) is located at the Gateway University Research Park. Access is alternatively available via purchase of a membership to Gateway's Naniomanufacturing Innovation Consortium. The minimum membership fee of $5,000 is applied against subsequent instrument use charges.
N.C. A&T is currently working with TraCS to set up its first core facility, which will include an X-ray nanoCT™ system, a GE Phoenix nanotom-M 1880. While this core is under construction, the instruments are available via collaborative research projects.
To learn more and to request help working with N.C. A&T, contact Meriel Parker.
At RTI International
Metabolomics Research Core Service
RTI provides expertise in metabolomics including guidance in study design, sample collection, data acquisition, multivariate and statistical analysis, visualization, pathway mapping, literature review, manuscript and grant preparation, training and outreach, and synthesis of standards.
Early-Phase Drug Discovery
The EPDD service can assist researchers by providing target development and assay miniaturization, identification of hits through HTS in a 70,000-compound library, lead optimization, in vitro ADMET assays, and preliminary in vivo PK studies.
To learn more about all services and resources available through RTI, and how to engage with RTI services, contact Lisa Gehtland.