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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.

iLab at UTHSC

The UTHSC Office of Research is excited to announce that all institutional core facilities excluding the Lab Animal Care Unit (LACU) have adopted the Agilent iLab Solutions core facility management software. 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.

The Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core (FCCS), Molecular Bioinformatics Core (mBIO), and the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core (PMC) have been using iLab since October 9, 2017.

A second wave of institutional cores launched iLab on January 4, 2018, including the Medicinal Chemistry (MedChem) Core and the Molecular Resource Center (MRC). The final wave of institutional core facilities adopted iLab on July 2, 2018. These facilities include the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL, for services and equipment use only; animal purchase and per diems will continue to be managed through LACU), the Research Histology Core (RHC), the Metabolic Phenotyping Mass Spectrometry (MPMS) unit of the Proteomics & Metabolomics Core (PMC), and the Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM) unit of the Advanced Animal Imaging (AAI) core.

Now that all of our current institutional cores have integrated with iLab, all service requests and equipment reservations must be made through the iLab web interface. Paper forms will no longer be accepted for service requests.

If you need assistance managing iLab access, adding fund sources to your iLab profile, or requesting core services or equipment reservations, please first contact the respective core facility Director or the core facility Business Manager.  

How to Create an iLab Account 

New iLab users will need to create an iLab account by visiting the UTHSC iLab website and following the registration instructions in the documents linked below:

Common Questions

  1. What Resources, Equipment and Facilities Do the UTHSC Institutional Cores Offer?: 
    Please use the information found in the UTHSC Institutional Research Cores Facilities and Other Resources Information document as boilerplate language to support your grant applications.
  2. 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.”
  3. 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.

Institutional Research Core Facilities Analysis and Activities Reports

The purpose of the annual Institutional Research Core Facilities core activities and core analysis reports is 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. The ultimate goal of reporting core activities and summarizing the financial overview of each core is to optimize operations of the institutional core facilities. Read the full FY17 Report.

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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 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.

FY19 Price List

FY18 Price List

Core Brochure

Last Published: Jul 17, 2018