Research Core Facilities

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.

UGA faculty also have access to certain research core facilities at Emory University at the same rates and terms offered to Emory faculty.

Emory University Facilities

Contact facilities for rates and more information. Contact CoreServe for assistance with identifying the research core facility that best meets your needs.

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.

Bioimaging Research Center

A multi-imaging research suite providing a full range of biological imaging technologies for human, animal, and cellular scientists. Imaging capabilities include all major MRI (structural, fMRI, MRS, MRA, DTI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), dense-array electroencephalography (256 ch EEG), flourescence, and small animal DEXA.

Biomedical Microscopy Core

Houses state-of-the-art deconvolution, confocal and super resolution microscope systems useful for multiple applications; including live-cell imaging 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

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center Analytical Services offers custom synthesis and analysis of complex carbohydrates derived from animal, bacterial, fungal and plant sources. Training courses in principles, methods, and analytical techniques used to study complex carbohydrates are available.

CCRC NMR Spectroscopy Facility

The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center NMR Spectroscopy Facility is used to determine molecular structures of carbohydrates and proteins and to investigate the structural and dynamical basis of protein-carbohydrate interactions.

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.

CVM Cytometry Core Facility

Provides expertise and training in general principles of flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and bead-based multiplexing technology, experimental design, operation of core equipment, and data collection and analysis. Individual one-time experiments can also be run for or with clients. Use of the facility for educational and diagnostic purposes is encouraged.

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 Facility

A core sequencing and genotyping laboratory that provides the expertise, state-of-the art resources, and the training necessary to promote cutting-edge genomic research.

Glass Blowing Shop

Creates a variety of standard and one-of-a-kind glass items and modifies commercial glassware.

Instrument 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.

Proteomic and Mass Spectrometry

Equipped with a ThermoScientific Orbitrap Elite mass spectrometer for high-resolution and high-mass accuracy analysis, a nano HPLC to analyze more complex protein mixtures, a Bruker Autoflex MALDI to offer quick analysis of tryptic digests of pure proteins, an in-gel digestion and subsequence analysis to identify proteins and an in-house version of Mascot to search for protein identification.

Quantitative Biology Consulting Group

Brings the combined expertise of multiple UGA quantitative biology consultants to bear on a single problem. Areas include experimental design, sequence data generation, data processing, analysis of results and short- or long-term data storage.

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.

Emory Core Facilities

School of Medicine Cores

Emory Center for Systems Imaging

Shared Resources at Winship Cancer Institute

Cancer Animal Models Core

Pediatric Research Cores