University of Georgia Research Core Facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to researchers at UGA, other universities and industry.
UGA core facilities operate under the guidelines of the UGA Service Center Policy. See boilerplate descriptions of all UGA Core Facilities for inclusion in proposals.
Contact facilities for rates and more information. Contact CoreServe for assistance with identifying the research core facility that best meets your needs.
UGA faculty also have access to certain research core facilities in the Georgia Research Alliance at the same rates and terms offered to the participating institution’s faculty.
UGA Core Facilities
Bioexpression & Fermentation Facility
Maintains an array of equipment to speed the pace of research, development and manufacturing. Areas of expertise include molecular biology, fermentation, protein purification, high-containment cell culture, and monoclonal antibodies.
Bio-Imaging Research Center
A multi-imaging suite designed to provide a full range of biological tissue imaging technologies, including a large-bore 3T scanner, a small-bore 7T scanner, an MR acclimation setup, and a research and development team. The electrophysiology suite houses multiple functional brain imaging technologies such as dense array EEG and an integrated MEG/EEG system. Basic phlebotomy service is also available.
Biomedical Microscopy Core
Houses state-of-the-art deconvolution, confocal, super-resolution and light sheet fluorescence microscope systems useful for multiple applications; including live-cell imaging, high content analysis and examination of fixed and immunolabeled cell and tissue samples. The facility provides expertise, training, and assistance to researchers who work on different model organisms.
CCRC Analytical Services
Offers analytical services for structural characterization of polysaccharides, proteins and glycolipids derived from animal, plant or microbial origin. Includes state-of the-art mass spectrometry and NMR spectroscopy to determine molecular structures of carbohydrates and proteins and to investigate protein-carbohydrate interactions. Also offers hands-on training courses in methods used for analytical techniques used to study complex carbohydrates.
Center for Applied Isotope Studies
Provides accelerator-based radiocarbon measurements and stable isotope, X-ray fluorescence, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry analyses. The center has an established reputation as a pioneer in development and application of analytical techniques, as a premier analytical laboratory, and as a technical training center.
CTEGD Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory
Provides access to and training for three flow analyzers with capabilities ranging from four-color to nine-color analysis as well as a Luminex multiplexing instrument. Two cell sorters – one user-operated S3 cell sorter (Bio-Rad) and one facility operated MoFlo XDP (Beckman Coulter) – also are available. Staff offer expert advice and consultation for the design and analysis of experiments.
Comparative Pathology Laboratory
Provides expert diagnostic and research pathology services to investigators using laboratory animals. Gross pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, clinical pathology services, and phenotyping of genetically modified animals. Genetically modified mouse lines are available for cancer research.
Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center
Provides high-performance computing and networking infrastructure; a comprehensive collection of scientific, engineering, and business applications; and consulting and training services. GACRC specializes in Linux/UNIX system administration, storage administration, computational computing, virtualization, and database administration.
Georgia Electron Microscopy
Provides application of electron microscopy and related analytical methods for diverse research areas including biology, biomedical sciences, plant biology, geology, chemistry, textiles, archaeology, engineering, physics, and nanotechnology/materials analysis.
Georgia Genomics and Bioinformatics Core
UGA’s core laboratory for nucleic acid sequencing and bioinformatics. Services encompass the range of genomic techniques, applications and sequencing technologies, as well as bioinformatics consultation on experimental design, selection of the appropriate sequencing platforms, and bioinformatics analyses.
Instrument Design & Fabrication Shop
Designs, fabricates, repairs or modifies new or existing equipment and machinery.
Integrated Bioscience and Nanotechnology Cleanroom
A 2,200-square-foot (Phase I) Class 100/1,000 part and a 1,000-square-foot (Phase II) Class 10,000 part. This is a multidisciplinary, nanotechnology-focused fabrication, characterization, and manipulation facility.
Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry
Equipped with a ThermoScientific Orbitrap Elite mass spectrometer for high-resolution and high-mass accuracy analysis; nano HPLC to analyze more complex protein mixtures; and a Bruker Autoflex MALDI for quick analysis of tryptic digests of pure proteins in solution or via in-gel digestion. An in-house version of Mascot for protein identification using researches proprietary or unique databases is available. Facility has other mass spectrometers for sample analysis.
Scientific Glass Blowing Shop
Creates a variety of standard and one-of-a-kind glass items and modifies commercial glassware.
Statistical Consulting Center
Provides statistical consultation and collaboration. The SCC’s faculty and students provide expert statistical assistance in all stages of quantitative research, from proposal and study design through programming and interpretation of results.
GRA Universities Facilities
Contact member institutions about participating facilities, rates and for more information.