The University of Arizona is home to a host of research resources called core facilities or cores—highly specialized testbed facilities available for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. The core facilities provides users with access not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.
Our core facilities are:
- Unique: Capabilities are not available elsewhere on campus and, in many cases, within the region
- Enabling: Open to a broad range of research, fostering a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration
- Accessible: In centralized locations to make them equally accessible to all users
- Sustainable: Generally recover their cost, or a portion of their cost, by charging user fees
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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...
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...
Flow Cytometry & Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource
The Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR) is jointly funded by the UACC and RII. It supports research by providing state-of-the-art instrumentation for data acquisition, analysis, and cell sorting,...
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.
Kuiper Materials Imaging & Characterization Facility
The Kuiper Materials Imaging & Characterization Facility provides access to cutting-edge instrumentation for electron microscopy – the backbone of nanotechnology – and Raman spectroscopy....
Imaging Cores - Electron (Life Sciences North)
The IC-Electron provides high-tech, high-resolution biological transmission electron microscopy tools to the UA biomedical research community, as well as industry partners.
Imaging Cores - Optical (Marley & Life Sciences North)
IC-Optical is available to help researchers with light microscopy-based research projects. Housing state-of-the-art laser scanning confocal microscopes, super-resolution and more routine microscopes...
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...
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...
Translational Bioimaging Resource - Small Animals
The Translational Bioimaging Resource – Small Animals does small animal MR and PET/MR imaging.
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