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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

<p>AIM&nbsp;provides assistance to researchers with collection and assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes, behavioral data, and measures of fitness and body composition.</p>

Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH 713-792-8267
MDACC Advanced Microscopy Core

M. Anna Zal, M.Sc. 713-563-7306
MDACC Bionutrition Research Core

Christine Ranieri, MS, RD, LD 713-794-1295
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.

Leah Guerra 713-563-1212
MDACC Characterized Cell Line Core Facility

The Characterized Cell Line distributes well characterized and validated cell lines to researchers across the world and offers cell line validation using short tandem repeats STR profiling.

Kathryn Aziz 713-792-5743
MDACC Chemical Imaging Research Core

Dodge Baluya 713-794-1661
MDACC Core for Biomolecular Structure and Function (CBSF)

The purpose of the Core for Biomolecular Structure and Function (CBSF) is to provide recombinant &nbsp;protein production, protein characterization, binding studies and structural biology (X-ray crystallography)&nbsp;services to MD Anderson Cancer Center and the wider Texas Medical Center.

Paul Leonard 832-750-1516
MDACC Epigenomics Profiling Core Facility

<p>The Epigenomics Profiling Core is funded jointly by the Center for Cancer Epigenetics and Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis. The mission of Epigenomics Profiling core is to actively participate and&nbsp;contribute to the growing Epigenetics community at&nbsp;the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) by providing services to analyze alterations to chromatin such as, DNA methylation and DNA-bound protein modifications (ChIP).</p>

Marcos Estecio 713-792-9108
MDACC Functional Genomics Core

The shRNA and ORFeome core Facility makes the following libraries available to MD Anderson members human and murine shRNA libraries, human ORFeome collaboration and LentiORF libraries. The core not only provides center members with individual shRNA and ORF clones but also builds customized librar...

Dr. Dihua Yu (713) 792-3636
MDACC Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility (GEMF)

The Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility provides unique models with wide application to basic and translational research. The GEMF supplies indispensable expertise to generate these models in an efficient and cost effective manner using state of the art procedures.

Jan Parker-Thornburg, Ph.D. 713-745-2654, 713-745-1419 (lab)
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.

Robert R. Langley, Ph.D. 713-792-9142, 713-792-8747 (fax)
MDACC Laboratory Animal Genetic Services

The Laboratory Animal Genetic Service Core provides services for speed congenics, background characterization, microbial PCR testing, rodent STR and murine genetic consultations.

Fernando Benavides, DVM, PhD, DACLAM 512-237-9343
MDACC Metabolomics

The mission of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility is to provide the research community with cutting edge expertise and services for sensitive, precise, and accurate measurement of proteins and metabolites using mass spectrometrybased technologies.p</p>

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

Robert Jenq, MD 713-563-3798
MDACC Molecular Cytogenetics Core Facility

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 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 Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging Facility was established to provide access to state of the art cell analysis technology for researchers, and provides cell sorting, analytical flow cytometry, cellular imaging and custom monoclonal antibody mAb conjugations to its users.

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

ORION Core lab 713-792-1458
MDACC Protein Array & Analysis Core (PAAC)

The Protein Array and Analysis Core PAAC at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park provides investigators access to innovative and cutting edge cancer research tools for the discovery and characterization of novel proteinprotein interactions.

Cari Sagum 512-237-9328
MDACC Proteomics

<p>The mission of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility is to provide the research community with cutting edge expertise and services for sensitive, precise, and accurate measurement of proteins and metabolites using mass spectrometrybased technologies.p</p>

David Hawke, Ph.D 713-834-6096
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

Kathryn Aziz 713-792-5743
MDACC Research Histology Core Laboratory

The Research Histology Core Laboratory includes specialized equipment for immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridization FISH, laser capture microdissection, and tissue microarray construction.

Jacqueline Furr 713-792-3119, 713-563-0544 (fax)
MDACC Science Park Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging 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 512-237-9427
MDACC Science Park Molecular Biology Core

The Molecular Biology Core Facility at Science Park provides investigators access to sophisticated and stateoftheart molecular techniques, services and instrumentation.

Jianjun Shen, Ph.D. 512-237-9558
MDACC Science Park NGS

The Science Park NGS facility is built around a user group of 30 cancer researchers at MD Anderson Science Park, UT Austin, and Texas State University San Marcos.

Jianjun Shen, Ph.D 512-237-9558
MDACC Science Park Research Histology, Pathology & Imaging Core

The Science Park Research Histology, Pathology Imaging Core provides investigators with expert imaging and experimental pathology support. Our staff consult with investigators to formulate an integrated imaging, pathology and histology protocol for each study.

Manu Sebastian, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, DECLAM 512-237-9347
MDACC Sequencing and Microarray Facility (SMF)

The Sequencing and Microarray Facility provides essential genomic analysis services to support researchers in basic science, translational, and populationbased research programs

Erika Thompson, M.S. 713-834-6381
MDACC Sequencing and ncRNA Program

The Sequencing and Noncoding RNA Program is one of an MDA institution supported shared genomic service resources providing not only instrumentation but also expertise in applications of next generation sequencing and microarray services to investigators

Chang-gong Liu, Ph.D. 713-792-2287
MDACC Shared Decision Making Core

Viola B. Leal, MPH (713) 563-7363
MDACC Small Animal Imaging Facility

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

Charles Kingsley (713) 563-6709
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
The Shimadzu Center for Bio-Molecular Imaging Jeff Campbell
The Shimadzu Institute NanoTechnology Research Center Nader Hozhabri
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UTSA Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center

KAMC focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for imaging, labels for bioassays, and active targeting for in vivo or in vitro diagnostics. The Core studies the interaction of nanoparticles with living cells for application in the targeted delivery of drugs, genes, and proteins.

M. Josefina Arellano-Jimenez, Ph.D. (210) 458-8735
UTSA Protein Biomarker Core

The RCMI 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. The Proteomics Core develops novel methods, while the Protein Biomarkers Core applies ...

Stephan Bach, Ph.D. (210) 458-4466
UTSA RCMI Biophotonics Core

The RCMI Biophotonics Core Facility provides cutting edge technology for the study and manipulation of biological samples using light, including longterm indepth imaging of live tissues and the technology to probe at the molecular level for proteinprotein interactions within live samples.

George Perry (210) 458-4450

University of Texas Health Northeast

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
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 Biomedical Informatics Group (BIG)

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.

Susan Guerrero 713-500-3926
UTHealth CCTS Biobank

The CCTS Biobank consists of a collection of human samples and related clinical and genomic data that are available for collaborative sharing with qualified researchers and owned by contributing investigators conducting research within the Texas Medical Center.

Jennifer Sanner, PhD, RN 713.500.2114
UTHealth Cellular Therapy Core

<p>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.</p>

Fabio Triolo, Ph.D. 713-486-2542
UTHealth Center for Advanced Microscopy

<p>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.</p>

Olga Chumakova, Ph.D. 713-500-7495
UTHealth Flow Cytometry Service Center

<p>The Flow Cytometry Service Center provides a broad range of assisted and unassisted flow cytometry services from basic 2 color analysis to advanced 14 parameter analysis and multi population cell sorting.</p>

Ville Meretoja, Ph.D. 713-500-2486
UTHealth Human Genetics Center Laboratory

Megan Grove, MS 713-500-9800
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.

Ponnada Narayana, Ph.D 713-500-7677
UTHealth NanoChemistry Service Center

The Nanochemistry Service Center provides provides custom synthesis, labeling, and chemical coupling of DNA thioaptamers and nanoparticles and large-scale, high-resolution 3D printing services.

David Volk, PhD 713-500-3611
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 Quantitative Genomics & Microarray Service Center

The Quantitative Genomics Microarray Core Lab can perform all techniques associated with a qPCR instrument, quantitative Meso Scale ELISAs and microarrays utilizing Illumina and Agilent arrays.

David Loose, Ph.D. 713-500-7440
UTHealth Small Animal Cardiovascular Phenotyping Service Center

Siddharth Prakash 713-500-7003
UTHealth Therapeutic Antibody Core

The Therapeutic Antibody Core aims to provide statewide support and service to advance lead antibodies from academic laboratories to the stage of preclinical development.

Zhiqiang An, PhD 713-500-3011
UTHealth Transgenic and Stem Cells Service Center

Eva Zsigmond, PhD 713-500-2453
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Research Imaging Institute

Fox, Peter T. M.D. 210 567-8150
UTHSA 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
UTHSA Biobanking and Genome Analysis

Platforms for SNP genotyping (Illumina) and array comparative genomic hybridization/expression microarray analysis (Agilent). Automated nucleic acid isolation and qPCR. Bio-banking ranging from isolating DNA, processing blood samples, establishing lymphoblastoid cell lines and long term storage.

Teresa L. Johnson-Pais, Ph.D. 210.567.6571
UTHSA Flow Cytometry Core Facility

<p>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 2 cell sorters: 13-color FACSAria-IIIu and 14-color MoFlo Astrios; and 3 cell analyzers: 11-color LSR-II, 12-color FACSCelesta, and 4-color FACSCalibur.</p>

Karla Gorena, CCy 210-567-3911
UTHSA Macromolecular Interactions

State-of-the art capabilities for the characterization of protein-protein, protein-lipid, protein-nucleic acid and protein-small ligand interactions. The lab offers services on surface plasmon resonance (SPR), analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC) and static and dynamic light scattering (LS).

Eileen M. Lafer, Ph.D. (210) 567-3764
UTHSA Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

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.

Susan Weintraub, Ph.D. (210) 567-4043
UTHSA MicroCT Core Laboratory

The lab offers Skyscan1172 and a Skyscan1173 desktop microCT systems. It also offers a BioDent Reference Point Indenter for direct measurement of bone tissue strength and a Pyradia F100 Furnace for ashing of bone in order to determine the weight percentages of mineral to organic material of bone.

Weston Fath 210.567.6176
UTHSA NMR / Screening

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.

Kristin E. Cano, Ph.D. 210-567-8706
UTHSA 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
UTHSA X-Ray Crystallography

State-of-the-art resources for detailed 3-D analyses of biological macromolecules. A full service lab that offers advice and technical assistance in sample preparation. The lab utilizes 14 commercial screens containing 96 crystallization reagents.

Alex Taylor, Ph.D. 210-567-3781

University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

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

William Russell, Ph.D (409) 772-3579
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 Clinical Research Unit (CRU)/Investigational Drug Service (IDS) Lisa Fleming, MPA 214.648.2718
UTSW Flow Cytometry Facility David Farrar 24-648-7315
UTSW Genomics Sequencing & Microarray Core Facility Chaoying Liang or Indu Raman or 214-648- 7329 or 214-645-6071
UTSW High Throughput Screening Core Bruce Posner, Ph.D. 214-648-0285
UTSW Macromolecular Biophysics Resource Chad Brautigam x5-6384
UTSW Metabolic Phenotyping Core Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D. 214-648-2566
UTSW Neuro Models Facility Erik Plautz, Ph.D. 214-648-3569 (office)
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Center: Animal Models Core Olga Reyes 214-648-7222
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Center: Cell Biology and Imaging Core Olga Reyes 214-648-7222
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Center: Clinical and Translational Research Core Olga Reyes 214-648-7222
UTSW O'Brien Kidney Center: Physiology Core Olga Reyes 214-648-7222
UTSW Preclinical Pharmacology Core Noelle Williams 214-648-5072
UTSW Proteomics Core Proteomics Core 214-648-3525
UTSW Rodent Behavior Core Shari Birnbaum 214-648-5123
UTSW Structural Biology Laboratory
UTSW Tissue Management Shared Resource Cheryl Lewis 214-648-7597
UTSW Whole Brain Microscopy Facility (WBMF) Denise Ramirez, PhD 214-648-0203