Cores and Research Support

Animal Imaging Core Laboratory

Provides multi-modal imaging services for academic investigators, national collaborators, and industrial partners.

Bioinformatics Core

Supports needs for datasets generated by the Sequencing Core, by outside sequencing resources, or by using publicly available datasets.

Biospecimen Core

Supports the mission to enhance resources to build team-based scientific research, promote innovation, and enhance the development of personalized medicine.

Cell Imaging Core Laboratory

Performs image-based analysis, laser capture microdissection, and live-cell fluorescence imaging.

Flow Cytometry Core

Provides individualized cytometry services to facilitate productivity and success of investigators.

Gnotobiotic Animal Core Laboratory

A BSL2 fee-for-service core that allows for experiments requiring germ-free and gnotobiotic mice.

Histology Core

Providing high-quality individualized histological services to Pitt and UPMC researchers as well as partnering academic institutions.

Metabolic Core

Supports investigators involved in the study of energy metabolism, metabolic pathways, and cellular metabolic function in cells from biological fluids, cell cultures, and tissues.

Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center

A facility within UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh that provides physicians the ability to investigate childhood diseases in controlled inpatient or outpatient settings.

Clinical Research Support Services

Responsible for clinical research management, budgetary assistance, regulatory support, and quality assurance reviews.