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Analytical & Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Mass Spectrometry Facility provides state-of-the-art support in a variety of research areas on-and off-campus. Services include molecular weight and chemical composition determinations, structure elucidations and compounds analysis.

Analytical Biophysics Core

The Analytical Biophysics Core facility helps peers and students in the design of experiments such that resulting data will be maximally beneficial, develops new methodologies that are either unique to the science or merely reconstructions of heavily used devices, and help in grant writing and procurement and refurbishment, replacement and reagent sharing.

Analytical Chemistry Shared Resource (ACSR)

The Analytical Chemistry Shared Resource (ACSR) provides Cancer Center investigators with centralized resources and expertise in performing analytical chemistry assays and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data analysis and interpretation. The Analytical Chemistry Shared Resource has been built around chromatography based instrumentation which provides the sensitivity and selectivity needed for the analysis of small molecules in pre-clinical drug discovery, chemical structure ID/confirmation, and analysis of inorganic chemicals.

Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Laboratory

The Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Laboratory is used primarily to provide radiocarbon measurements.

Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants

The Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants assists faculty, student and staff researchers working in the field of water sustainability to detect, quantify and speciate organic and inorganic micro-pollutants – including dissolved and nano-particulate components - in complex environmental matrices.

Arizona LaserChron Center

The Arizona LaserChron Center is an National Science Foundation multi-user facility that is designed to address problems in Earth Science through the generation of U-Th-Pb geochronologic data and complementary geochemical information by LA-ICPMS.

Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory (ARHDL)

The Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory works with a wide range of geomorphologists and tectonicists to address problems related to uplift, erosion, faulting, and other orogenic issues.

Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AzVDL)

Part of the College of Agriculture and Live Sciences, the Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (AzVDL) provides diagnostic assistance in animal health to veterinarians, animal owners, university researchers, and state and federal agencies.

Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource

The Behavioral Measurement and Interventions Shared Resource provides support to researchers investigating human lifestyle behaviors such as diet, physical activity, anthropometrics measurement, health risks, etc.

Bioinformatics Shared Resource

The Bioinformatics Shared Resource provides support in the following areas: analysis of genomic, genetic, proteomics, and other types of molecular data sets of cancer cells and tissues; analysis of large cancer molecular datasets and clinical annotated datasets from NIH consortiums, medical institutions or public resources; biological interpretation of data, including pathway and ontology analysis, systems analysis, genetic vulnerabilities for drug targeting, predictive patterns for outcome, and data modeling; and informatics support for Cancer Center projects and other Shared Resources in the

Biomedical Imaging Core (Phoenix)

The Biomedical Imaging Core offers leading edge multiphoton and confocal microscopy for biomedical imaging and data collection. Conveniently located on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, the core is designed to be a community-based resource available to UA affiliated and non-affiliated faculty and researchers.

Cancer Imaging

The Cancer Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) provides access to turnkey optical image acquisition and analysis technologies. CISR also offers a developmental component to evaluate and initiate new research projects, and provides access to a range of approaches for small animal experiments, including in vivo bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging, PET/SPECT imaging, and micro CT imaging. CISR also offers image analysis, and acts as a central clearinghouse to consolidate and standardize state-of-the-art image processing and analysis routines.

Chemistry Cleanroom

The Chemistry Cleanroom Facility in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a Class 1000/ISO Class 6 environment and contains many of the same types of resources found in semiconductor cleanrooms. This includes, semiconductor photolithography, patterning and wet etching capabilities, physical vapor deposition of metals, and reactive ion etching of substrates.

Chemistry Instrumentation and Electronics Facility (ChIEF)

The Chemistry Instrumentation and Electronics Facility (ChIEF) troubleshoots and repairs a wide variety of electronic equipment in use throughout the department and also to work on new electronic designs that can complement research groups' projects.

Clinical and Translational Science Center

The Clinical and Translational Science Center provides a wide range of services for clinical studies, including exam and infusion rooms, PK monitoring, study coordination, study design, etc.

Cryogenics and Compressed Gas Facility

Cryogenics and Gas Facility is the sole source provider for cryogenics and compressed gases for the University. It provides cryogenic and compressed gas products, consultation, departmental instructional support and community outreach programs. The Cryogenic Facility also serves as a support center for the research community, by providing information on compressed gases, appropriate hardware selection, hands-on training, and troubleshooting of associated equipment.

Cytometry Core Facility (Jointly with UACC)

The Cytometry Core Facility offers instrumentation to analyze and quantify the characteristics of cells and particles in suspension as they stream in single file past a laser beam.


CyVerse provides a national cyber infrastructure for life science research as well as training scientists in using such high performance computing resources. Formerly the iPlant Collaborative, CyVerse provides a platform for data storage, bioinformatics tools, image analyses, and cloud services. CyVerse also allows programmatic access through multiple APIs. The CyVerse Learning Center provides valuable information for getting started using CyVerse resources.

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Facility

The Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Facility performs various kinds of EPR experiments, provides an interpretation of the spectroscopic results in terms of chemical, geometrical and electronic structures, and helps to describe the EPR results in publications or reports.

Environmental Isotope Laboratory

The Environmental Isotope Laboratory provides radiocarbon dating, measurement of natural levels of tritium in water, stable isotope analyses of water, carbonates, brines, sulfide and sulfate minerals.

Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR)

The Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR) offers a continuum of services, from initial consultation and in vivo experimental design, to GEM Production, through Mouse Experimentation and data analysis.

Experimental Radiation Shared Service (ERSS)

The Experimental Radiation Shared Service provides investigators with access to a high dose rate ionizing radiation facility dedicated to research

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (CCF) offers instrumentation to analyze, quantify, and sort cells and particles in a fluid suspension.

Functional Genomics Core Facility (FGC)

The Functional Genomics Core (FGC) provides capacity for high-throughput chemical, RNAi, and deletion library-based screens for the purpose of network analysis, drug and target discovery.

Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM)

The Genetically Engineered Mouse Models Core (GEMM) provides a variety of mouse genetic engineering services. These services include vector design and construction, gene targeting and blastocyst injection for the production of gene-targeted mice, as well as vector design and construction and DNA microinjection for the production of transgenic mice.

Genetics Core Facility (UAGC)

The Genetics Core offers access to resources and services to help investigators, educators, students and the biotech community conduct and promote research in the field of genomics. UAGC provides a wide range of molecular biology services and support ranging from Complete Solutions to fee-per-use services.

Genomics Shared Resource (GSR)

The Genomics Shared Resource (GSR) is co-sponsored by the UA Cancer Center and the Southwest Environmental Health Science Center. The Shared Resource serves members of the funding centers by providing genomics services based on microarray, next-generation sequencing, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology platforms. Applications include transcriptome expression profiling, exome sequencing, re-sequencing panels, epigenetic analysis, and quantitative real time PCR applications.

Glass Shop - Chemistry and Biochemistry

The glassblowing facility is a full-service shop primarily engaged in the design and fabrication of specialized scientific glassware as well as repairs and modifications of existing glassware.

High Performance/High Throughput (HPC/HTC) Computing

The High Performance/High Throughput (HPC/HTC) Computing systems provides research resources for testing and running large codes, parallel-processing codes, visualization and scientific applications.

High Performance/High Throughput (HPC/HTC) Storage

The University’s Research Data Center provides for storage of computational data.

Imaging Cores - Biomedical Research Laboratory

Small animal imaging with 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) instrument with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) capabilities. Additional small animal imaging capabilities include high resolution Ultrasound imaging (VEVO 2100). Preclinical imaging of human subjects is available with a 3T MRI.

Imaging Cores, Kuiper—Electron Microscopy

The Imaging Cores, Kuiper – Electron Microscopy provide access to cutting-edge instrumentation for electron microscopy – the backbone of nanotechnology – and Raman spectroscopy. Experienced personnel can assist and facilitate research.

Imaging Cores, Life Sciences North - Optical & Electron Microscopy

The IC LSN provide high-tech, high-resolution microscope tools to the UA biomedical research community, as well as industry partners.

Imaging Cores, Marley Light Microscopy Facility

IC Marley is available to help researchers with light microscopy-based research projects. Housing state-of-the-art laser scanning confocal microscopes, it offers technical support to advance scientific inquiry and aid in experimental design.

Laboratory for Electron Spectroscopy and Surface Analysis

The Laboratory for Electron Spectroscopy and Surface provides analytical and educational services to the department and university on the preparation, modification, and study of solid surfaces.

Machine Shop - Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Machine Shop is a full-service precision machine shop specializing in the design and construction of custom mechanical equipment for scientific research and teaching. It is a research support component of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona and also performs work for other University departments.

Machining and Welding Center

The Machining and Welding Center is an ISO 9001 compliant facility that provides researchers with precision machining, welding, mechanical design, and inspection services. The Center’s projects range from Biomedical to Astronomy and Space. The Center can also provide a basic machine shop safety course to departments on campus.

MCB Imaging Facility

Offering fluorescence deconvolution microscopy, which is particularly well suited for thinner samples that may be too dim to image on a confocal microscope.

Media Facility - Bio5

The Bio5 Media Facility provides microbiological media, plant tissue culture media, buffers, custom mammalian cell culture media, and other formulations tailored to researchers’ specific research needs.

Micro/Nano Fabrication Center

The Micro/Nano Fabrication Center, or MNFC, offers industrial space and facilities, device processing, and characterization equipment to researchers from academia, federal agencies, and the private sector.

Microbiome Core at the UArizona Steele Children's Research Center

This core facility serves all UArizona investigators, as well as researchers from other academic institutions and industries with an interest in microbiome analysis. It provides the research community the facility and expertise to characterize complex microbial communities and microbial interactions using state-of-the-art instrumentation and highly trained personnel who provide support ranging from experimental design to data analysis.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility manages six superconducting pulsed Fourier-transform NMR instruments.

Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR)

The mission of the Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR) is to provide the University of Arizona Cancer Center investigators with a dedicated facility and expertise in analyzing proteins for their identity, quantity and function via state-of-the art Modern Mass Spectrometry and peripheral analytical instrumentation.

Statistics Consulting Laboratory (Stat Lab)

The Arizona Statistics Consulting Laboratory (Stat Lab) provides statistical expertise, personnel and computing resources to facilitate study design and conduct, data acquisition protocols, data analysis, and the preparation of grants and manuscripts, adapt and develop new statistical methods.

The Michael J. Drake Electron Microprobe Laboratory

This Laboratory is equipped with CAMECA SX100 Ultra and CAMECA SX50 electron probe microanalyzers (EPMA) that perform rapid, non-destructive chemical analysis of solid samples.

Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Service (TACMASS)

The Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Service provides expertise in histological and immunopathological techniques and expert pathological analysis of both human and research animal tissues and cells. TACMASS assists researchers with experimental design and the interpretation of pathological findings. TACMASS is also responsible for the collection, banking, annotation and distribution of surgical biospecimens obtained through the Cancer Center Biospecimen Repository.

Translational Bioimaging Resource - Small Animals

The Translational Bioimaging Resource – Small Animals does small animal MR and PET/MR imaging.

Translational Bioimaging Resource – High-Resolution Ultrasound Facility

HRUF provides small-animal ultrasound imaging with axial resolution down to 30 microns. With the VisualSonics Vevo 2100, as well as data management and analysis software, the system can be used for biomedical research and material characterization

Translational Bioimaging Resource–MRI

The Magnetic Resonance Research Facility (MRRF) supports MRI research within the University community and for industry partners in pharmaceuticals, health care, veterinary care, and behavioral sciences.

University Animal Care (UAC)

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

Visualization Consulting

Visualization Consulting is a service that allows researchers to create graphical representations of data and simulation. There computer-generated images and animations allow researchers to visually analyze their data and explore infinite results while changing parameters. Services include consulting, training, demonstrations and equipment for high-resolution visualization output and explorations.

W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging

The Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging is an interdisciplinary research facility in nano-science and nanotechnology administered by the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and open to all University of Arizona research groups.

X-ray Diffraction Facility

The X-ray diffraction facility is part of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arizona. It is a shared multi-user instrumentation facility capable of carrying out experimental work on single-crystal and powder samples of chemical compounds for the purpose of determining molecular structure in the solid-state.