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Driving Discoveries. Achieving Possibilities. 


Welcome to the Core Facilities Network for the University of Texas System!


Our mission is to support and enhance the quality and competitiveness of research and education throughout the State of Texas and beyond by providing researchers with access to state-of- the-art core facilities supported at UT System Institutions.


The UT System Core Facilities Network offers quick and secure access to the tremendous research products, services and expertise found throughout all of our Institutional Shared Resources. This Network is enhanced by our partnership with iLab Solutions which provides a core facility management system that enables researchers to examine offerings from all of our participating institutions, to initiate core facility service requests and equipment scheduling and to monitor usage tracking, billing and invoicing. The Network gives consumers a consolidated view of their recent activity in the system as well as the ability to search across all equipment, services and cores in the system.



Participating institutions include:



Please take a look around by clicking any of the tabs above to discover more of what the University of Texas System Core Facilities Network has to offer to ensure your research project is as cost-efficient and scientifically sound as possible. Then log-in and begin your project!

Thank you!

Members at UT System

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
MDACC Advanced Cytometry & Sorting Facility at South Campus

The mission of the Advanced Cytometry and Sorting Facility (ACSF) is to provide expert support to MD Anderson researchers using flow cytometry and cell sorting technologies.

Karen Clise-Dwyer 713-563-3322
MDACC Advanced Microscopy Core

The Advanced Microscopy Core specializes in fluorescence microscopy modes such as super-resolution, confocal and dynamic microscopy and provide the instrument access, training, expertise and collaboration to researchers .

Collene Jeter 832-750-7259
MDACC Advanced Technology Genomics Core (ATGC)

The Advanced Technology Genomics Core provides researchers with a comprehensive range of genomic services, that includes next generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, gene resequencing, single cell analysis, microarrays, droplet digital PCR, NanoString analysis and fluorescent fragment analysis

Erika Thompson, M.S. 713-834-6381
MDACC Assessment, Intervention and Measurement Shared Resource (AIM)

The AIM Shared Resource provides expertise in the science of collecting and managing patient-reported outcome data, assessing energy balance, and developing and implementing technology applications for behavioral assessment and intervention.

Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH 713-792-8267
MDACC Bionutrition Research Core

The mission of the Bionutrition Research Core is to facilitate state-of-the-art nutritional science research by providing the resources, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to conduct controlled human feeding studies and dietary intervention, accurately assess participants' diets

Erma Levy MPH RD LD (713) 792-5039
MDACC Biospecimen Extraction Facility

The Biospecimen Extraction Resource provides a centralized laboratory for standardized, high quality DNA, RNA and protein extraction from blood, tissues, saliva, cells, or other patient derived biospecimens.

Jian Gu, Ph.D. 713-792-8016
MDACC Bone Histomorphometry Core Laboratory

The Bone Histomorphometry Core Laboratory provides histomorphometric analyses of nondecalcified bone specimens, including processing mouse bone specimens for nondecalcified histology and performing static and dynamic histomorphometric analyses of mouse bone specimens.

Lang Ma 713-792-1019
MDACC Clinical Trials Operations

Neelima Reddy 713-745-0402
MDACC Cyclotron Radiochemistry Facility

H. Charles Manning
MDACC Cytogenetics and Cell Authentication Core

The primary goal of this facility is to offer conventional and molecular cytogenetic services, including species identification, karyotyping, analysis of genomic instability, fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral karyotyping

Asha S. Multani Ph.D. 713-563-1892
MDACC DVMS Ancillary Services and Rodent Export

Andrew Pesek 713-745-5079
MDACC DVMS Mouse Metabolic Facility

David Valdecanas 713-792-7266
MDACC DVMS Veterinary Pathology Services

Thuc Chan Nguyen 713-792-2790
MDACC Decision Science Core

The Shared Decision Making Core (SDM Core) provides researchers with access to decision science expertise and state-of-the-art methods necessary to develop, evaluate, and disseminate SDM interventions to enhance the quality of cancer care delivery at MD Anderson and its partner institutions.

Viola B. Leal, MPH (713) 563-7363
MDACC EMC Flow Cytometry Core

The Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging Core Facility at Science Park provides cutting edge cell analysis resources. These include cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry to phenotype, quantify and isolate cells and confocal microscopy to capture high resolution images.p

Pamela Whitney - Lab 832-750-7201
MDACC Epigenomics Profiling Core Facility

The EpiCore is a unique facility and a comprehensive one-stop-shop for the expertise, methods and services to assess epigenome, and provides a valuable resource for first time and established investigators to continue their research in epigenetics.

Marcos Estecio 713-792-9108
MDACC Functional Genomics Core

The Functional Genomics Core provides researchers with genetic tools for studying and annotating gene functions in cell-based assays, including human and mouse shRNA, human ORF (Open Reading Frames) and human CRISPR/Cas9 libraries

Dr. Yutong Sun (713)792-3677
MDACC Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility (GEMF)

The GEMF generates mouse models for MD Anderson Cancer Center members and offers essential services for archiving important mouse models and rederiving novel models from outside sources.

Fabien Delerue, Ph.D. 713-563-5827
MDACC High Resolution Electron Microscopy Facility (HREMF)

The mission of the High Resolution Microscopy Facility is to provide scanning and transmission electron microscopy services to researchers.

Kenneth Dunner, Jr., A.S., B.S. 713-792-8109
MDACC Laboratory Animal Genetic Services

Laboratory Animal Genetic Services (LAGS) provides cost-effective, customized genome scans using polymorphic genetic markers (SSLPs and SNPs) to support speed congenic line development and background strain characterization for mice and rats

Fernando Benavides, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
MDACC Metabolomics

TThe Metabolomics Core provides state-of-the-art, ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry platforms capable of measuring thousands of metabolites and lipids in biological matrices of all types (e.g., cells, media, tissues, whole blood, plasma, urine)

Phil Lorenzi, Ph.D 713-792-9999
MDACC Microbiome Core

Robert Jenq, MD RRjenq(at)
MDACC Monoclonal Antibody Core Facility

The Monoclonal Antibody Facility develops high quality, cost effective customized MAbs to meet the basic, translational, and clinical research needs of MD Anderson investigators.

Laura Bover, PhD 713-563-3301 or 713-563-2281
MDACC NORTH Campus Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging Core Facility

The FCCIF specializes in single cell technologies including FACS Cell Sorting, Analytical Flow Cytometry, Multispectral Flow Cytometry, Suspension Mass Cytometry, Imaging Mass Cytometry, Confocal Imaging, Live Cell Imaging, Multispectral Imaging, and High-plex Tissue Imaging,.

Joan Hoover-Zuniga 713-745-1749
MDACC Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

The NMR facility is used for structure determination of compounds developed in drug discovery, pharmacology, and diagnostic imaging laboratories.

Kumaralal K. Kaluarachchi, Ph.D 713-792-3779

The ORION core provides state-of-the-art immunoprofiling services including clinical trial immune monitoring, data analysis and technical consultation for assay design, as well as single service instrument use.

ORION Core lab 713-563-1955
MDACC Population Genomics Core (PGC) Facility

Performs high-throughput microarray services for genotyping, gene expression and methylation profiling; facilitates population genomic studies by providing controlled access to archived blood biospecimens

Di Zhang, M.S 713-834-6166
MDACC Protein Array & Analysis Core (PAAC)

The Protein Array and Analysis Core (PAAC) provides research tools for the discovery and characterization of novel protein-protein interactions that drive signal transduction pathways.

Leilei Shi, PhD 713-563-5274
MDACC Proteomics

The Proteomics Facility provides state-of-the-art mass spectrometry analysis of proteins for both basic and clinical cancer research

Phil Lorenzi 713-792-9999
MDACC RPPA-Functional Proteomics

Functional Proteomics Reverse Phase Protein Array RPPA Core provides cancer center members with access to a powerful, highthroughput, quantitative costeffective antibodybased assay to characterize basal or ligandinduced protein expression and modification, and timeresolved responses appropriat

Doris Siwak 713-792-5743
MDACC Recombinant Antibody Production Core

Kevin McBride 832-750-7195
MDACC Research Histology Core Laboratory

RHCL provides high-quality routine and specialized histology services including histochemical stains, processing of non-decalcified bone samples and advanced applied technologies such as Tissue microarray construction, IHC, CISH, Digital slide scanning, Digital image analysis and pathology ser...

Sherita Meyer-Gauen, PhD, HTL(QIHC) 713-792-2095/Office

Nicholas Navin, PhD
MDACC Small Animal Imaging Facility

The Small Animal Imaging Facility provides access to imaging instrumentation and expertise that allows researchers to integrate powerful and cutting edge imaging technologies into routine preclinical research with confidence that their scientific objectives will be achieved.

Charles Kingsley (832) 829-7041
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UTSA Cell Analysis Core

The Cell Analysis Core provides centralized services, training, access and support to researchers in the usage of flow cytometry and confocal microscopy equipment and related services including technical training opportunities.

Sandra Cardona (210) 458-4093
UTSA Genomics Core

The Genomics Core performs fee-for-service sample processing for any nucleic acid Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) application (genome, transcriptomes, epigenome, etc.). Particular expertise in bacterial genome assembly and mammalian single-cell genomics.

Sean Vargas (210) 458-4089
UTSA Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center

KAMC is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy and advanced characterization core facility housed at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The center supports world-class research in nanotechnology, biology, chemistry and materials sciences.

Ana Stevanovic (210) 458-8735
UTSA Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

The Proteomics and Protein Biomarkers Core Facility is focused on capillary liquid chromatographymass spectrometry LCMS and tandem mass spectrometry LCMSMS to identify, characterize, and quantify proteins.

Wendell P. Griffith (210) 458-5180
UTSA Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Daniel Wherritt (210) 458-7081
UTSA Stem Cell Core

The Stem Cell Core provides access to a streamlined, IRB-approved consenting process for acquisition of patient samples and generation of pluripotent stem cells and stem cell-derivatives for basic and preclinical research.

Christopher Navara (210) 458-6497
UTSA The Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Preclinical Pharmacology Core

Nicholas Clanton (210) 458-8121

University of Texas Health Northeast

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UTHealth 3D Printing Service Center

The UTHealth Nano 3D Printing Service Center provides large-scale, high-resolution 3D printing services.

Ville Meretoja 713-500-2486
UTHealth Atomic Force Microscopy

The BioScope™ II microscope has been engineered to facilitate advanced life science research such as imaging, probing and manipulating biological systems at the nanometric scale. We can determine the micromechanical properties of both biological and non-biological samples.

Ana Maria Zaske, PhD 713-486-5418
UTHealth B.R.A.I.N.S. HumanBiorepository and Histopathology Core

Chunfeng Tan
UTHealth BIG-ARC (Biomedical Informatics Group - Analytics Research Center)

We offer services to researchers, including access to clinical data and enhanced subject recruiting, and are involved in multiple local and national collaborations with other groups.

Elmer Bernstam, MD,MSE
UTHealth Cancer Genomics Center

Zhongming Zhao, PhD (713)-500-3631
UTHealth Cellular Therapy Core

The CTC is an FDA registered facility where tissues are processed to produce cells for clinical applications. It is focused on translating, validating and supporting IND applications at a preclinical level into clinical grade processes.

Fabio Triolo, Ph.D. 713-500-7309
UTHealth Center for Advanced Microscopy

The Center for Advanced Microscopy provides assisted or unassisted state of the art imaging capabilities including three confocal microscopes, fluorescence lifetime imaging, live animal imaging with an IVIS Lumina, flow cytometry, and a liquid handling multiwell plate reader.

Ryan Durham, Ph.D. 713-500-7378
UTHealth Center for Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Core (CCRIC)

Lissette A. Cruz, PhD 713-486-4476
UTHealth Cryo-EM Core

Irina Serysheva, Ph.D. 713-500-5523
UTHealth Flow Cytometry Service Center

The Flow Cytometry Service Center provides a broad range of assisted and unassisted flow cytometry services from basic single color analysis to advanced 14 parameter analysis and multi population cell sorting.

Ville Meretoja, Ph.D. 713-500-2486
UTHealth Histopathology Core

Gustavo Ayala, MD 713-500-5356
UTHealth Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core

The MR group provides advanced MRI techniques, including selective tissue imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, diffusion tensor imaging to neurological disorders, central nervous system trauma, and drug addiction both in humans and animal models.

Michael A. Jacobs, PhD 713-500-7677
UTHealth MicroCT Imaging Facility

Sean P. Marrelli, PhD
UTHealth Pediatric Neuro Core

Nikki Thomason 713-500-7165
UTHealth Proteomics Service Center

The CTPC services provided are designed to identify and quantitate proteins and their modifications in a broad range of research specimens from simple purified protein samples to biomarker discovery and verification in complex mixtures such as cell and tissue extracts, plasma andor other biofluids

Li Li 713-500-3199
UTHealth Small Animal Cardiovascular Phenotyping Service Center

Siddharth Prakash 713-500-7003
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Bioanalytics and Single-Cell Core

Lab offers Luminex bead array, HTP pyrosequencing, and WES capillary Westerns. Single cell analysis include: immunofluorescence micromanipulator manual single cell isolation, DEPArray automated single cell isolation, Biomark microfluidic PCR, laser capture microdissection and atomic force microscopy

Nameer Kirma, Ph.D. (210) 562-4068
Biospecimen and Translational Genomics Core

We offer service in Biobanking including subject consenting, phlebotomy. biospecimen processing/storage, and isolation of nucleic acides, Digital Pathology scanning with a Leica Aperio Versa 200 and real-time PCR analyses of DNA copy number and gene expression with a Bio-rad CFX96/384 Touch System and a QS200 Droplet Digital PCR system.

Teresa L. Johnson-Pais, Ph.D. (210) 567-6571
Clinical Research Core

Lisa Fleming, MPA 210.450.9022
Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

The lab can sort all NIH-designated biohazard 2 agents. Core personnel are trained and certified in proper BSL-2 safety procedures. The lab has 1 cell sorters 16-parameter FACSAria-IIIu; and 4 cell analyzers: 64-detector Cytek Aurora Spectral analyzer, 13-parameter LSR-II, 14-parameter FACSCelesta.

Michael T. Berton, Ph.D. (210) 567-3931
Lab Animal Resources

DLAR provides husbandry, veterinary care and management of research colony animals plus technical support for experimental surgery, anesthesia & post-surgical care. The Veterinary staff provides consultation, collaboration and assistance with animal model and written protocol development.

DLAR Main Office 210-567-6166
Mass Spectrometry Core Lab

The lab has multiple modern mass spectrometers. Protein analysis services include molecular mass determination, protein identification, sequence and post-translational modification site characterization. Quantitative analysis of lipids and intermediary metabolites by GC/MS is also available.

Sue Weintraub, Ph.D. (210) 567-4043
Optical Imaging Facility

Broad spectrum of modern optical imaging systems: confocal/multiphoton microscopy, wide-field microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, fluorescence spectral imaging, super-resolution and whole-animal imaging. High-temporal resolution imaging of rapid events in living cells is available.

Exing Wang, Ph.D. 210-562-4062
Research Imaging Institute

Fox, Peter T. M.D. 210 567-8150
Rodent Genome Engineering Core

We offer services to generate knockout/knock-in mouse lines by CRISPR genome editing in mouse zygotes, including designing, on/off-targeting mutagenesis genotyping services; as well as cryopreservation of mouse embryos/sperm, rederivation, IVF, and mouse colony expansion.

Qian Shi, Ph.D. (210) 567-4381
Structural Biology Core

State-of-the-art Bruker spectrometers equipped with high sensitivity cryoprobes operating at 500, 600, and 700 MHz. The instruments provide full capabilities for modern NMR experiments with 15N, 13C, and 2H labeled macromolecules and are suitable for obtaining three-dimensional solution structures.

Shaun Olsen, Ph.D. (210) 450-3091

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biomolecular Resource Facility

William Russell, Ph.D (409) 772-3579
Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core

Flow Core Contact 409-747-2011
UTMB International Biosafety Training Center

Sharon Walters 409-772-1781
UTMB Research Histopathology Core

The Research Histopathology Core is equipped with the latest available instrumentation. RHC’s instrumentation is operated by highly skilled personnel available to assist in tissue preparation, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, Insitu hybridization, including assay optimization, image anal...

Gustavo Valbuena (409) 747-0735
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UTSW Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) Human MR Imaging Core Corey Mozingo 214-645-7476
UTSW Biostatistics and Data Science Core (BDSC) UTSW Biostatistics and Data Science Core
UTSW Biostats Shared Resources (BSR) Chul Ahn, Ph.D
UTSW Clinical Research Unit (CRU) Mishel Davis
UTSW Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Daniel Stoddard 518-932-3971
UTSW Data Science Shared Resource (DSSR)
UTSW Department of Biochemistry NMR Core Dr. Feng Lin (214)648-7447
UTSW Flow Cytometry Facility David Farrar 24-648-7315
UTSW Genomics Sequencing Core Chaoying Liang 214-648-7324
UTSW Gnotobiotics Core Cassie Boyd 8-3062
UTSW High Throughput Screening Core Bruce Posner, Ph.D. 214-648-0285
UTSW Hospital Investigational Drug Service Core Sylvia Mathew 214-633-2163
UTSW Image Processing Core Keith Hulsey
UTSW MEG Core Staff 214-645-0682
UTSW MRI Core For customer inquires contact:
UTSW Macromolecular Biophysics Resource Chad Brautigam x5-6384
UTSW Medicinal Chemistry Core Joseph Ready, Ph.D. (214)648-0313
UTSW Metabolic Phenotyping Core Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D. 214-648-2566
UTSW Metabolomics Core Hamid Baniasadi, Ph.D 214-648-6927
UTSW Microarray & Immune Phenotyping Core Facility Indu Raman 2146456071
UTSW Microbiome Research Laboratory Prithvi Raj 214-648-7323
UTSW NMR Metabolomics Core Facility Qiong Wu, PhD 214-645-2802
UTSW Neuro Models Facility Erik Plautz, Ph.D. 214-648-3569 (email preferred)
UTSW Neuroinformatics Core Genevieve Konopka 214-648-5135
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Research Core Center: Animal Model Core Thomas Carroll, Ph.D 214-648-8147
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Research Core Center: Cell Biology, Pathology and Imaging Core Leslye Grant 214-648-3496
UTSW O’Donnell Brain Institute NeuroMicroscopy Core Shin Yamazaki, Ph.D. 214-648-1830
UTSW Pediatric Cancer Data Core (PCDC) Donghan "Mo" Yang, PhD
UTSW Perot Foundation Neuroscience Translational Research Center (PNTRC) Mariam Andersen
UTSW Pre-Clinical MRI Research Core Janaka Wansapura, Ph.D x52733
UTSW Pre-Clinical Radiation Core Facility Debabrata Saha 214-648-7750
UTSW Preclinical Pharmacology Core Noelle Williams 214-648-5072
UTSW Proteomics Core Proteomics Core
UTSW Rodent Behavior Core Shari Birnbaum 214-648-5123
UTSW Small Animal Imaging Resource Ralph Mason 214-648-8926
UTSW Structural Biology Laboratory Diana Tomchick, Ph.D. 214-645-6383
UTSW Tissue Management Shared Resource Cheryl Lewis, PhD 214-648-7597
UTSW Transgenic Technology Center John Ritter and Mylinh Nguyen; 214-645-6288
UTSW Translational Gene Therapy Core (TGTC) Steven Gray, Ph.D. 214-648-0670
UTSW Translational Molecular Imaging Core For customer inquires contact:
UTSW Whole Brain Microscopy Facility (WBMF) Denise Ramirez, PhD 214-648-0203