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Institutional Research Cores

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Institutional Research Cores are dedicated to the success of your project. 

 We serve the UTHSC research community by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and to expert consultation services.

Common Questions

How Do I Acknowledge the UTHSC Institutional Core Facilities in My Publications?

In general, the authors should name the specific institutional research core facility used in the scope of the research, and clearly state how the core contributed to the research.* For example, “All flow cytometry and flow sorting data were generated in the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting core (FCCS) at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the assistance of Dr. Tony Marion and Dr. Terry-Ann Milford.”


*For all users of the Molecular Resource Center (MRC): Since the MRC is supported by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a Center of Excellence, acknowledgements should be written in this format: “All next-generation sequencing data were generated in the Molecular Resource Center of Excellence at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the assistance of Dr. William Taylor and Dr. Lorne Rose.”

When Should Core Directors, or Core Staff, Be Included as Authors on Abstracts/Publications?
It is important to recognize that institutional research core lab personnel provide critical services to our community and that they offer a breadth of expertise in technologies and services that drive research progress. The UTHSC Office of Research suggests that core users review the authorship guidelines drafted by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) organization.

Research Cores at UTHSC

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting (FCCS)

The FCCS Core's mission is to provide investigators at all UTHSC campuses and in the Memphis area with training in flow cytometry principles and access to state-of-the-art flow cytometry and cell sorting technology.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Lab Animal Care Unit (LACU)

The LACU Core's goal is to provide an environment in which our investigators can develop, maintain and advance their specific research needs using animals. We are committed to providing quality animal care and ensuring the humane usage of animals on the UTHSC Memphis campus.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Medicinal Chemistry (MedChem)

The MedChem Core’s mission is to accelerate drug development and research on the UTHSC campuses and in the Memphis area research community by providing consultation and laboratory services in medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Molecular Bioinformatics (mBio)

The mBIO Core's mission is to provide researchers on all UTHSC campuses with access to the latest technologies, workflows, and standards for analyzing molecular data.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Molecular Resource Center of Excellence (MRC)

The MRC Core's mission is to provide scientists with access to the latest molecular technologies for exploring basic biological mechanisms and the molecular basis of human disease.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Proteomics and Metabolomics (PMC)

The PMC Core's mission is to provide the UTHSC campuses with state-of-the-art mass spectral technology and support to facilitate molecular-level discoveries that transform and advance our understanding of biological systems to solve challenging, relevant scientific questions in the life sciences.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL)

The mission of the RBL Core is to provide facilities and expertise in support of basic research in pathogen biology and translational research that advances discoveries of treatments and vaccines for the infectious diseases impacting global health.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Research Histology (RHC)

The RHC Core's mission is to provide efficient and high-quality histology services with fast turnaround time to the UTHSC campuses to support basic and translational research, with expert consultation services offered by board-certified pathologists.

FY20 Price List

FY19 Price List

Core Brochure

Research Safety Affairs

The mission of Research Safety Affairs is to promote health, safety and compliance within research labs at UTHSC.

FY20 Price List

iLab at UTHSC

iLab is a web-based system highly customized for academic shared resources that will streamline research by making the process of requesting equipment reservations, completing order requests, and billing core users quicker and easier.

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Core Facilities Analysis and Activities Reports

Assembled to cultivate the research enterprise at UTHSC by reporting on core financial stability, key core accomplishments, and the tangible and intangible return on investment in institutional core facilities by the State of Tennessee and the Institution. 

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Last Published: Oct 14, 2019