University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine

Research Facilities

Campuswide Research Facilities

These specialized research and instrumentation facilities, available to faculty researchers across the UCR campus, represent an important foundation for the School of Medicine and will work to support further expansion of biomedical research on campus.

Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation Facility

Analytical Chemistry Instrumenttion Facility The facility is equipped to provide mass spectrometry and contains a variety of research instrumentation for the characterization of proteins and protein modifications including several mass spectrometers (such as a new GC-TOF mass spectrometer), X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and an optical facility with a wide array of instrumentation including ultraviolet, visible, near infrared, FTIR and Laser Raman.

Bioinformatics Core Facility

Bioinformatics Core FacilityProvides state-of-the-art bioinformatics and cheminformatic resources for large-scale comparative genomics, data mining, systems modeling and drug discovery. A wide range of modeling workstations, high-performance servers and supercomputers (Linux cluster) with several hundred scientific software tools are available for these tasks.

Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis

Central Facility for Advanced Microscopy and MicroanalysisThe facility serves as a research, service and consulting laboratory for microscopic characterization (SEM, TEM) and contains two transmission electron microscopes and a scanning electron microscope for electron beam characterization of biological tissues.

Noel T. Keen Hall Genomics Core Instrumentation Facility

Noel T. Keen Hall Genomics Core Instrumentation FacilityThe facility contains a variety of tools supporting research in genomics and gene expression. The facility is equipped with research instrumentation for DNA sequencing, analysis of DNA libraries, and gene expression (quantitative PCR and phosphor/fluorescence imager) as well as a state-of-the art, high speed fluorescenceactivated cell sorter (FACS Aria) for cell separation and analysis.

Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility

Microscopy and Imaging Core FacilityProviding confocal microscopy, the facility contains a comprehensive suite of confocal microscopes for three-dimensional imaging of cells and cell structures, as well as a laser capture micro-dissection system that allow a detailed analysis of specific areas within complex tissues such as tumor tissue within a normal organ.

W.M. Keck Proteomics Laboratory

W.M. Keck Proteomics LaboratoryFor proteomics mass spectrometry, the proteomics technology core is equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers such as Q-TOF and Q-STAR that are complementary in system configuration for high sequence coverage and can perform high throughput peptide sequence analysis with high sensitivity and mass accuracy.

Stem Cell Core Facility

Stem Cell Core FacilityConstructed with funding from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), this core facility contains resources for cell culture, molecular biology and cell imaging. A variety of services and training is offered by the Academic Coordinator who manages the facility.

Statistical Consulting Collaboratory

Statistical Consulting CollaboratoryProvides statistical consulting and modeling to support decision-making in a variety of fields, such as survey sampling, quality control, product design and marketing.

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