Meet the Core Facilities
The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) conducts several research studies in which functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is used to determine areas of the brain that are activated during different behavioral tasks.
This core provides a wide range of services to analyze both murine and human skeletal tissue.
The Genetic Models Core provides state-of-the-art services to create novel genetically modified mice and cell lines. This core was created by expanding an existing transgenic mouse facility at UAMS, which has a strong record of producing transgenic mice.
The core provides a variety of standard pathological stains for histochemical analysis of tissues, including hematoxylin and eosin, special stains, and immunohistochemistry.
The Digital Microscopy Core operates and maintains computer controlled microscope workstations ranging from light to electron microscopy. The core also provides a range of sample preparation equipment for electron microscopy.
This core provides cutting-edge analyses of large datasets. The Bioinformatics Core has assembled a team of bioinformatics specialists with access to a state-of-the-art computational facility offering cutting edge analyses for genomics and proteomics experiments.
The DNA Sequencing Core provides researchers with sequencing data via an Applied Biosystems Model 3130XL Genetic Analyzer.
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers analysis of samples by traditional flow cytometry, full spectrum flow cytometry, sterile cell sorting, and imaging flow cytometry.
The Proteomics Core Facility provides protein characterization by mass spectrometry. This includes identification of unknown proteins, quantitative comparison of proteins in biological samples, and mapping of post-translational protein modifications.