Learn how UNC Core Facilities can help your research

The core facilities are a major part of the research enterprise at UNC and a wonderful resource for our scientists and clinicians.

Learn how UNC Core Facilities can help your research click to enlarge Animal Metabolism Phenotyping core uses state of the art calorimetery to evaluate and interpret ennergy expenditure.

UNC has more than 70 core facilities, most of which are available for use by all faculty on a fee-for-service basis. The cores can be found mainly in the medical school but also in the School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy and in the main campus, as well. The first place to go for information about the cores is our Web portal: http://med.unc.edu/corefacilities/listing-of-unc-core-facilities.

The core facilities Web portal lists all of the cores in one place and offers descriptions, links to their websites, provides the ability to search by subject and by keyword, and to search the instrumentation and technology that are available at the cores.

Another way to find out more about the cores is through an educational series built around different core-related themes. Through monthly workshops and seminars throughout the academic year, you can learn about the cores, their technologies, and examples of the types of research using these technologies. For information about the educational events, vist the TraCS website (http://tracs.unc.edu/) and click on the calendar or watch for e-mails and posters around the medical campus announcing these events.

“Our core facilities are a major part of the research enterprise at UNC and a wonderful resource for our scientists and clinicians,” says Mike Topal, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and assistant dean for core facilities. “They are well organized and function superbly. And they’re here for you, the researcher.”

 

 

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