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UNC Research Core Facilities are shared resources which offer a wide range of services to the research community, including cutting edge technologies, high end instrumentation, technical support, and education. Our facilities are committed to enhancing and expanding the collaborative capabilities of research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Research Core Facilities are the backbone of the research infrastructure at UNC.  Many core facilities also offer services to customers outside of UNC, including other Universities and private companies. 

UNC’s research core facilities offer services in a broad range of disciplines, including analytical chemistry, biostatistics and bioinformatics, genetics and genomics, microscopy, imaging, tissue and cell culture, nanofabrication, drug development, and many others.  Use the "UNC Core Facilities by Category" tab for a list of available core facilities at UNC. 


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iLab Cores at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cores at Analytical Chemistry

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
(CHASE) Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels

Our mission is to develop molecule/material hybrid photoelectrodes for cooperative sunlight-driven generation of liquid fuels from carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water.

Renato Neiva Sampaio renatons@email.unc.edu 919-962-6320
Chemistry NMR

The Chemistry Department's Nucelar Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Core Laboratory provides training and access to NMR spectroscopy. We also participate in NMR investigations of chemical samples, prepare samples and acquire data.

Marc ter Horst terhorst@unc.edu 919-843-5802
Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory

We provide equipment, expertise and training in small molecule applications utilizing mass spectrometry in an open-access facility. We also support high-throughput catalysis research for inorganic and organic research labs in our Reaction Innovation Sub-Core for Excellence (RISE) Catalysis Center.

Brandie M. Ehrmann, Ph.D. behrmann@email.unc.edu 919-962-6813
X-Ray Crystallography Core Laboratory (XCL)

XCL primarily functions as a service crystallographic facility for the University and are actively collaborating with Department of Chemistry, Inorganic, Organic, and Material Division, Physics and Astronomy, biology, as well as the School of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine.

Chun-Hsing (Josh) Chen, Ph.D. joshchen@email.unc.edu 919-962-1689

Cores at Animal Husbandry, Surgery and Phenotyping

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
MHI Cardiovascular Physiology and Phenotyping Core (CPPC)

We provide surgical, imaging and functional assessment services with a focus on cardiovascular system in rodents.

Aung Moe Zaw aung-moe_zaw@med.unc.edu (919) 966-3036
NORC GEM Core: Metabolic Phenotyping

Metabolic Phenotyping offers technical support and expertise for measuring traits related to metabolism in mouse models of obesity and nutritionally relevant disease.

Raz Shaikh, PhD shaikhsa@email.unc.edu (919) 843-4348
Radiation Core Facility

Our mission is to provide radiation support for various research applications. We will provide safe and effective radiation service using various irradiators that are dedicated for research studies.

Hong Yuan yuanh@med.unc.edu (919) 843-3813

Cores at Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC)

We are a multi disciplinary center that aims to provide bioinformatics expertise and analysis to researchers across the university and beyond for high throughput data. We analyze, visualize, interpret, and manage big data while also offering custom solutions to fit our researchers’ needs.

Tyler Interrante Tyler_cook@med.unc.edu
CGIBD - Biostatistics Core

Our core provides an interface between basic scientists, clinical researchers, and informatics specialists to support translational research.

Amy Smither amy_smither@med.unc.edu 919-966-8381

Cores at Biospecimen Collection and Processing

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
BioSpecimen Processing Facility

The Facility provides laboratory support for investigator-initiated large-scale clinical, epidemiologic, and other studies and functions as a human biospecimen repository. It also serves as a resource for clinicians who wish to store and study samples from unusual or potentially important patients.

Patricia Basta patricia_basta@unc.edu 919-843-3860

Cores at Drug Development

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Nanomedicines Characterization Core Facility (NCore)

NCore implements the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Development (CNDD) mission of accelerating translation of new nanomedicines into clinic by providing comprehensive physicochemical characterization of nanoscale entities.

NCore Email (Marina Sokolsky) ncore@unc.edu (919) 962-4698

Cores at Fabrication, Nanofabrication, and Engineering

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
BeAM Design Innovation Hub

We facilitate and complement research of all types by providing engineering consultation, design, fabrication, assembly, and select repair services in a wide range of disciplines.

Glenn W. Walters, PhD, PE walters@unc.edu 919-966-3531
Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL)

CHANL enables cutting edge research by providing equipment, expertise and training for nano/micro fabrication and characterization in an open-access facility with capabilities not otherwise available on campus.

Engineering Innovations Lab (EIL)

We provide design and repair services on the UNC campus. Capabilities include analog, digital, and RF design as well as signal processing and software development. We also provide circuit simulation, mathematical modeling, and mechanical design in support of prototype production and construction.

Collin McKinney collin@unc.edu 919-843-5801

Cores at Flow Cytometry

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UNC Flow Cytometry Core Facility

The UNC Flow Cytometry Core Facility (FlowCore) provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry services to the entire UNC-CH research community as well as to others in the Research Triangle Park area.

Ramiro Diz ramiro_diz@med.unc.edu 919-966-7812

Cores at Genetics and Genomics

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Advanced Analytics Core

We provide high-quality, quantitative solutions for studying proteins and nucleic acids at the bulk or single-cell level.

Carlton Anderson canderson@med.unc.edu 919-260-3461
CRISPR Screening Facility

CRISPR has supercharged the ability to conduct rapid and effective genetic and epigenetic screening.

CRISPR Staff (Brian Golitz) crispr@unc.edu (919) 966-1307
Functional Genomics Core

We provide researchers with high quality microarray data using Thermo Fisher expression and genotyping arrays.

Mike Vernon mike_vernon@med.unc.edu 919-445-2865
High Throughput Sequencing Facility

We offer comprehensive library services, NextGen sequencing and alternative technologies including long reads. We also provide technological support to users to ensure maximum data value. Our goal is to help researchers make biological sense out of their data.

Piotr A Mieczkowski Piotr_Mieczkowski@med.unc.edu 919-962-4471
Immune Monitoring and Genomics Facility

We provide investigators with cellular immunology, molecular immunology, and immunogenomics services that can delineate interactions between the immune system and tumor tissues.

Karen McKinnon kmck@med.unc.edu 919-843-6080
LCCC Translational Genomics Lab (TGL)

Our mission is to support translational human cancer genomics research by providing a resource that balances rigor and flexibility to meet the needs of academic and clinical research that can ultimately produce optimized and validated processes for adoption in clinical labs.

Adam D. Pfefferle, PhD adamp@email.unc.edu 919-962-8324
Mammalian Genotyping Core

Our mission is to support population, basic, clinical and translational research by providing centralized cost-efficient, high quality genotyping and methylation services.

Tara Skelly tskelly@email.unc.edu
Microbiome Core

We provide the research community with the facilities and expertise to characterize complex microbial communities and microbial interactions.

Microbiome Core microbiome@med.unc.edu Lab 919-962 3569 Cell 919-961 0032Office 919-966 9838
NORC GEM Core: Nutrigenomics

We provide investigators with the expertise and resources necessary to investigate the role of host genetic factors in biological responses to nutritional exposure.

Saroja Voruganti, PhD saroja@unc.edu 704-250-5009

Cores at Histology / Pathology

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
CGIBD- Histology

We provide a full range of histology services in support of research into the etiology and pathogenesis of diseases with special emphasis on gastrointestinal diseases.

Nikki McCoy amber_mccoy@med.unc.edu 9199660145
Histology Research Core (HRC)

Histology Research Core Staff hrc@med.unc.edu
Pathology Services Core

We provide high quality, comprehensive pathology services for pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Gaby De la Cruz gdelacruz@med.unc.edu 919-966-9620

Cores at Human Research/Clinical Applications and Support

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biobehavioral Laboratory

Our mission of the BBL is to improve public health and research by providing services and training in quality non-invasive measures and data science to advance biobehavioral sciences across several domains.

Mathew Steadman msteadma@email.unc.edu 919.966.7598
Connected Health for Applications & Interventions CHAI

Our focus is bringing your research to life, from shaping research questions to disseminating results — you envision it, together we make it happen. Our team of innovative thinkers including designers, developers, health behavior strategists, product managers, and qualitative research specialists.

CHAI Core (Jennifer Wills) chaicore@unc.edu (919) 843-7830
NORC Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core

The Core's Intervention services offer state of the art techniques and resources for the development of behavioral science interventions aimed at health promotion and disease prevention.

Ashley Irwin ashleyki@live.unc.edu (919) 843-8423
The Cancer Information and Population Health Resource (CIPHR) Core

CIPHER develops and maintains comprehensive and prospectively linked population-based datasets for cancer research.

CIPHR Core ciphr@unc.edu
The Clinical Genomic Analysis (GENYSIS) Core

We collaborate with the BioSpecimen Processing (BSP) facility, the High-Throughput Sequencing Facility (HTSF), and the McLendon Molecular Genetics Laboratory (MGL) to provide clinical researchers with four main services: Bioinformatics, Variant analysis, Clinical reporting, Post-test services.

GENYSIS Core (Dr. Tam P. Sneddon) genysis@email.unc.edu (919) 966-4676

Cores at Immunoassay

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
CFAR HIV/STD Laboratory Core/LCCC Retrovirology

We offer services and collaborations to HIV researchers fo their basic and clinical research projects.

Robert Krysiak cfarvim@med.unc.edu (919) 966-6867
Respiratory TRACTS Core (RTC)

We provide turnkey services to clinical and biomedical investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as off-site investigators.

Mandy Bush mbush43@email.unc.edu 919-537-3968

Cores at Metabolomics and Proteomics

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Metabolomics and Exposome Laboratory Service Core (MEL)

Metabolomics and Exposome Laboratory Service Core (MEL) encourages collaborations that promote the use of untargeted and broad spectrum metabolomics in basic, clinical, and translational research focused on environmental health and precision nutrition.

Susan Sumner, PhD susan_sumner@unc.edu (704) 250-5066
UNC Metabolomics and Proteomics Core

We provide services for the analysis of proteins from tissues, cells or other biological samples. We are available to the UNC community, as well as external customers worldwide. We’re committed to educating students and researchers in the field of proteomics.

Laura Herring, PhD laura_herring@med.unc.edu 919-966-4681

Cores at Microscopy and Imaging

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biology Microscopy Core

We provide the Department of Biology and broader UNC community with access, training and assistance with a wide array of high-end imaging systems, for epifluorescence, TIRF, confocal, spinning disk and super-resolution, as well as image analysis.

Nat Prunet, PhD nprunet@unc.edu (919) 962-4398
Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC)

We provide world-class clinical and preclinical imaging services to researchers within the University system and to researchers from institutions and companies in the surrounding area with cutting-edge imaging hardware such as PET/MR,PET/CT, MRI, SPECT, Optical Imaging, and Ultrasound.

Angela High Creighton angela_creighton@med.unc.edu (919) 843-7666
Hooker Imaging Core

The Hooker Imaging Core (HIC) is an open core providing instrumentation, training and expertise in light and electron microscopy for the UNC biomedical research community and outside users.

Wendy Salmon wendy_salmon@med.unc.edu 617-429-0158
Microscopy Services Laboratory (MSL)

We provide training, assistance and services in light microscopy, electron microscopy and image analysis.

MSL - General inquires (Pablo Ariel) msl@med.unc.edu 919-966-2413
Neuroscience Microscopy Core

We provide access to high-resolution imaging technologies, implement new imaging technologies, related to real-time and tissue clearing based imaging of neurodevelopment and neural functions, and provides training, consultation, data analysis, image processing, and centralized technical expertise.

Michelle S. Itano, Ph.D. itano@unc.edu 919-966-5807

Cores at Structural Biology and Chemistry

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
CryoEM Core

Provide assistance in all aspects of high-resolution cryo-electron microscope. To include specimen preparation, data collection, and image processing. We provide training, technical advice, and consultations for users interested in learning cryoEM.

Joshua Strauss Joshua_Strauss@med.unc.edu 919-962-5526

Cores at Tissue and Cell Culture

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
The MLI Tissue Procurement and Cell Culture Core

We provide standardized cell cultures for cystic fibrosis (CF) research. The Core serves as a central source of normal, CF and disease control cells, tissues and fluids for a wide array of uses.

Leslie Fulcher Leslie_Fulcher@med.unc.edu 919-966-7055
Tissue Culture Facility

Our facility supplies almost any medium, reagent, additive or consumable item required in cell culture and molecular biology research at a deep discount with prompt on-site availability. TCF also has an extensive cell line repository.

Tissue Culture Facility tcf@med.unc.edu 919-966-1034

Cores at Vector Production

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UNC NeuroTools Core

We provide full spectrum support for the production and use of viral tools in neuroscience applications.

UNC NeuroTools (Kim Ritola) neurotools@unc.edu (919) 445-1711

Other cores at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Lineberger Common Equipment

Herbert Michael Thibodeaux hmthib@med.unc.edu (919) 445-4188
National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center (NGRRC)

Josh Frost josfrost@email.unc.edu 919-843-8836
Quantitative Targeted Proteomics (QTAP) Core

John Fallon, PhD jfallon@email.unc.edu 919 966 3787
SLiCE Core

Andrew Satterlee slicecore@unc.edu
The Advanced Translational Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry (ATPAC) Core Lab

The ATPAC core lab uses analytical chemistry and pharmacologic infrastructure to support the translational development of drugs, anticancer agents, carrier-mediated agents and biologics.

Robert St. Claire, PhD rstclaire@unc.edu
The Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF)

Ryan Robinson ryan_robinson@med.unc.edu 919-843-8477

non-iLab Cores at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Animal Clinical Laboratory Services

The Animal Clinical Laboratory Services Core provides hematological and clinical chemistry testing as well as multiplexed biomarker immunoassays.

Stephanie Montgomery stephanie@med.unc.edu (919) 962-5345
The Biology Photolab

The Department of Biology prints posters for personnel inside the University.

Brian Nalley bnalley@bio.unc.edu (919) 962-2419
Biology Plant Growth Facility

The Biology Plant Growth Facility, a.k.a the Greenhouse. The Department of Biology rents bench space in the Greenhouse to University personnel as well as outside organizations.

Kate Palmer katharine.palmer@med.unc.edu (919) 962-3454
Biomarker Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

Our core provides expertise for qualitative and quantitative analysis of a variety of biomarkers using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation.

Kun Lu kunlu@unc.edu (919) 966-2664
Biostatistics Computer Services

The service center enables our biostatisticians to perform the following services for sponsored research on campus: statistical simulations, symbolic mathematic computation, and data analysis, all using specialized software. 

Wesley Winkelman wwinkelm@email.unc.edu (919) 966-7291
CGIBD - National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center - Gnotobiotic Core

The Gnotobiotic Core at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains several inbred and outbred strains of germ-free and gnotobiotic rodents. Our mission is to support animal model and basic research projects of CGIBD investigators and of scientists nationwide.

Monica True monica_true@med.unc.edu (919) 962-5446
CIDD Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Core

The Mouse Behavior Core provides investigators within the CIDD and throughout the UNC research community with a wide variety of behavioral tasks for studies in genetic, environmental, and pharmacological models of human disorders, and for preclinical efficacy testing of novel therapeutic agents.

Sheryl Moy sheryl_moy@med.unc.edu (919) 966-3082
CIDD Research Participant Registries Core

The Research Participant Registry Core provides investigators within the CIDD and approved projects across UNC with assistance recruiting research participants. The Core maintains four registries: autism, fragile X, intellectual and developmental disorders, and local typically developing infants.

Renee Clark rdclark@email.unc.edu (919) 966-5232
CPC Carolina Demography

Carolina Demography

Ashley Marino adistler@email.unc.edu (919) 962-6092
CPC Research IT Service Center

CPC Research IT Service Center

Jamie Smith jmsmith@med.unc.edu (919) 962-3646
Integrative Program for Biological and Genomic Sciences Microscopy

IBGS at UNC operates at the interface between the UNC School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences to support research that works toward a mechanistic understanding of basic biological processes, thereby generating discoveries that fuel the translational research pipeline.

Robert (Bob) Duronio duronio@med.unc.edu (919) 962-4568
Odum Institute

The mission of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science is to foster groundbreaking social research that improves the lives of people in North Carolina and around the world.

Todd BenDor bendor@unc.edu (919) 962-4760
High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Core Facility

We use automated Fmoc SPPS to make synthetic peptides. We are routinely making 20-30-mer peptides, but also have experience with synthesis of longer sequences, 40-60-mer. Homogeneity is evaluated by mass analysis (MALDI-TOF MS) and analytical HPLC.

Krzystof Krajewski kka@email.unc.edu (919) 843-3935
Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core

The purpose of the Human Pluripotent Cell Core Facility is to provide UNC scientists as well as outside collaborators with the services to successfully conduct basic as well as translational research using human induced pluripotent cells.

Adriana Beltran beltran@med.unc.edu (919) 537-3995
Glass Shop

The Glass Shop 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.

Mark Wicker mmwicker@email.unc.edu (919) 966-1229
Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CPAC Core facilitates the development of safe, effective strategies for HIV prevention, treatment, and cure. CPAC Core provides expertise in small molecule drug development to assist investigators in nearly all aspects of HIV pharmacology research.

Mackenzie Cottrell mlcottre@email.unc.edu (919) 843-0321
R. L. Juliano Structural Bioinformatics Core

We provide consultations and collaborations on research studies requiring computational structural biology methods. Analyses available are not limited to the study of static structures, but also include molecular dynamics studies.

Venkata Chirasani venkatr@med.unc.edu (919) 966-5044
NC TraCS Institute Clinical and Translational Research Center

We provide a variety of research support services, including access to inpatient and outpatient examination rooms, a staff of highly-skilled research professionals, and specimen processing and short term storage facilities.

Janette Goins janette_goins@med.unc.edu (919) 843-1070
NC TraCS Institute Data & Analytics (iDSci)

Work with a Carolina Data Warehouse analyst to extract and analyze UNC Health patient data. Use i2b2 to explore UNC Health patient data. Collaborate via our Clinical Data Research Networks, ACT, & PCORnet. Use EMERSE & CLARK to search free text clinical notes. Request features to be built in Epic.

Emily Pfaff epfaff@email.unc.edu (919) 843-4712
NC TraCS Institute Protocol Pipeline

We provide expertise, guidance and education on development of a clinical or master protocol for investigator-initiated research. Regulatory consultations are available to guide and support you as you design protocols and navigate through the scientific review process.

Janee Smith janee_smith@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2520
Cystic Fibrosis Antibody Distribution Program

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in conjunction with the laboratory of Dr. Jack Riordan and Dr. Martina Gentzsch of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to offer anti CFTR antibodies to the cystic fibrosis research community.

Tim Jensen tim_jensen@med.unc.edu
Health on Wheels

Health on Wheels is a mobile medical unit program to bring basic health initiatives and opportunities directly to the community. The unit is available to UNC researchers, UNC clinicians and other UNC collaborators.

David Wohl david_wohl@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2723
General and Oral Health (GoHealth) Clinical Research Unit

The mission of the GO Health Center is to expand knowledge and further understand the relationship between oral and systemic health and diseases by conducting clinical dental research, often focusing on specific conditions.

Carol Culver carol_culver@unc.edu (919) 537-3424
Computer Services Recharge Center

The department’s computing environment includes over 1000 computers, ranging from older systems used for generating network traffic for simulated Internet experiments to state-of-the-art workstations and clusters for graphics- and computer-intensive research.

David Cowhig dcowhig@cs.unc.edu (919) 590-6000
Oral Microbiology Core Laboratories

The OML provides diagnostic clinical microbiology, microbiological research, microbiology training and sterilization monitoring services to both the school and the community of dental practitioners in North Carolina and the surrounding geographic area.

Roland Arnold roland_arnold@unc.edu (919) 537-3165
NMR Facility -School of Pharmacy

The UNC ESOP NMR Facility serves users from inside and outside the University. The lab has been used to study small molecules and natural products; polymers; and biomolecular structure and dynamics. The facility houses a fully automated 400MR, as well as Inova 500 and Inova 400 spectrometers.

Nelson Zhao czhao1@unc.edu (919) 962-0060
Collagen Analysis Core

This core provides laboratory analysis of: collagen content, amino acid analysis including collagen specific amino acids, reducible collagen cross-link analysis (including cross-link precursor aldehydes), and non-reducible collagen cross-link analysis (fluorescent and non-fluorescent cross-links).

Mitsuo Yamauchi mitsuo_yamauchi@unc.edu (919) 537-3217
Lenti-shRNA Core Facility

The Lenti-shRNA Core Facility is premised in Open Biosystems TRC1 shRNA libraries. The libraries are cataloged as a single lentiviral-vector shRNA expression clones directed to +/- 16,000 human and mouse genes. Each gene is targeted by 4 or 5 different shRNAs driven by the U6 promoter.

Tal Kafri tal_kafri@med.unc.edu (919) 843-7635
NMR Helium Recovery and Liquefaction Plant

Stuart Parnham stitch@email.unc.edu (919) 966-6184
UNC CFAR Social & Behavioral Sciences

The UNC CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Core seeks to facilitate and support new collaborative HIV-related research that is interdisciplinary and inter-institutional.

Eunice Okumu eunice_okumu@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2532
Rapid Case Ascertainment (RCA)

Rapid Case Ascertainment is a shared resource at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center that facilitates cancer prevention and control research that requires early contact with patients. RCA is a collaboration between UNC Lineberger and the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (CCR).

Heather Tipaldos heather_tipaldos@unc.edu (919) 966-9438
Biometric Consulting Laboratory

The Biometric Consulting Laboratory, a component of the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, provides collaborative biostatistical consultation for study design and data analysis for investigators.

Gary Koch bcl@bios.unc.edu (919) 966-7282
Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography Facility

The UNC Crystallography Core Facility provides support and infrastructure necessary to enable investigators to initiate and complete a structural biology or structural chemistry project. Services include crystallization, x-ray diffraction data collection, and structure determination and refinement.

Nathan Nicely nnicely@email.unc.edu (919) 843-7174
NMR - UNC Biomolecular NMR Laboratory

The UNC Biomolecular NMR Laboratory was created to support research into the structure and dynamics of biological molecules. The Biomolecular NMR Lab offers a variety of services to academic and industrial users. We are happy to work with users from outside UNCCH to support their research needs.

Stuart Parnham stitch@email.unc.edu (919) 966-6184
Tissue Procurement Facility

TPF provides: Tissue Procurement from UNC Hospitals & Rex HC, Blood Procurement & Processing, Quality Assurance/Histopathologic Review, Support of oncology clinical trials, Other biospecimen collection & banking, Tissue Sectioning, Nucleic Acid isolation, Database Management & Tissue Bank Searches.

Ryan Robinson ryan_robinson@med.unc.edu (919) 445-4471
Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

The mission of the CSCC is to improve public health by coordinating important health research, developing innovative research methodology, and providing practical training in the application of research methods.

Kevin Anstrom Kevin.Anstrom@unc.edu (919) 962-6971
Sheps Center Departmental Recharge

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues, and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.

Mark Holmes mark_holmes@unc.edu (919) 966-7101
Research Computing Network

Our Department of Biostatistics is recognized as a worldwide leader in research and practice. Members of our faculty are interested both in the development of statistical methodology and application of biostatistics in applied research.

Wesley Winkelman wwinkelm@email.unc.edu (919) 966-7291
UNC Macromolecular Interactions Facility

The Macromolecular Interactions Facility (UNC folks fondly call it the Mac-In-Fac) is a core facility of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It provides instrumentation & resources for biophysical characterization of biological macromolecules and their interactions with cognate ligands.

Ashutosh Tripathy ashutosh_tripathy@med.unc.edu (919) 962-4399
Multidisciplinary Simulation Laboratory

The Multidisciplinary Simulation Laboratory, part of the UNC Department of Surgery, provides simulation training in surgical and medical procedures for resident physicians, medical students, physicians, nurses and surgical technologists. The center also hosts medical industry simulation training.

Neal Murty neal_murty@med.unc.edu (919) 962-3125
Eastowne Clinical Research Center

The Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine is recognized for its outstanding research programs directed by leading investigators who use a wide range of approaches, including basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, social and behavioral studies.

Taylor Watts stwatts@email.unc.edu (919) 843-6347
Isotope Geochemistry Lab

The Isotope Geochemistry Lab at UNC Chapel Hill is a fully functional geochemistry laboratory overseen by Dr. Drew Coleman, Dr. Ryan Mills, and Dr. Paul Fullagar (emeritus). University, local, national, and international researchers regularly use the lab for isotope geochemical analyses.

Drew Coleman dcoleman@unc.edu (910) 962-0705
CFAR-I International Core

Research partnerships in Africa and Asia are central to the success of the UNC CFAR, whose organizing purpose is to change the course of the epidemic through discovery. Toward this end, we have made extensive, sustained investments in HIV research and training sites in Africa and Asia.

Jeff Stringer jeff_stringer@unc.edu (919) 962-0756
CFAR-G Social and Behavioral Science Core

The UNC CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Core seeks to facilitate and support new collaborative HIV-related research that is interdisciplinary and inter-institutional.

Eunice Okumu eunice_okumu@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2532
CFAR-F Biostatistics Core

The purpose of the CFAR Biostatistics Core is to accelerate successful HIV/AIDS research by direct provision of biostatistical support and by arranging mutually beneficial collaborations between CFAR researchers and statistical scientists.

Michael Hudgens mhudgens@bios.unc.edu (919) 966-7253
CFAR-E Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Core

The overarching goal of the Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) Core is to facilitate the development of safe, effective strategies for HIV prevention, treatment, and cure. To achieve this goal, the CPAC Core provides expertise in small molecule drug development.

Lauren Tompkins ltompkins@unc.edu (919) 843-7806
CFAR-C Clinical Core

The goal of the UNC CFAR Clinical Core is to enhance all aspects of human HIV research. We provide easy access to comprehensive clinical services, resources and expertise supporting basic science, translational, clinical and public health research.

Joseph J. Eron joseph_eron@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2722
CFAR-B Development Core

The Developmental Core provides mentoring support for early stage investigators who are interested in pursuing an HIV research career. We work collaboratively with other CFAR Cores to identify scientific and career mentors as needed, upon request.

Cathy Emrick cathy@unc.edu (919) 966-2536
CFAR-A Adminstrative Core

The Administrative Core supports and promotes the entire range of basic, clinical, prevention, social, behavioral, and translational HIV research activities throughout the UNC CFAR. It provides the interface with community and advocacy groups, including sponsoring a yearly HIV/AIDS care symposium.

Ronald Swanstrom risunc@med.unc.edu (919) 966-5710
Mucus Biochemistry/Biophysics Core

The mucus clearance system of the lung represents a key innate defense system that protects the airway surface against constant exposure to inhaled infectious and noxious particles. Abnormal clearance of mucus is an important contributor to the phenotype of patients with chronic bronchitis (CB).

Brian Button brian_button@med.unc.edu (919) 966-5823
Cystic Fibrosis Molecular/Functional Measurement Core

The Cystic Fibrosis Molecular/Functional Measurement Core is designed to provide services to analyze the efficacy of treatments that target different stages in the pathogenic sequelae of CF disease development.

Martina Gentzsch martina_gentzsch@med.unc.edu (919) 966-7058
MLI Animal Models Core

The Marsico Lung Institute/UNC Cystic Fibrosis Center Animal Models Core is dedicated to providing access and specialized expertise to conduct in vivo studies with animal models (primarily mouse) that provide insights into pulmonary disease pathophysiology and treatment.

Wanda O'Neal woneal@med.unc.edu (919) 843-1097
MLI Molecular Biology Core

Molecular biology has become an indispensable component of modern biological research programs. The Molecular Biology Core was established to provide expertise, equipment, training, and reagents to serve the molecular biology needs for the Marsico Lung Institute/UNC Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Wanda O'Neal woneal@med.unc.edu (919) 962-9866
CFTR Functional Analysis Core

Multiple research strategies for treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) are currently being explored. Translating CF therapeutic strategies from basic research to clinical studies requires the assessment of drug candidates in physiologically relevant assays.

Martina Gentzsch gentzsch@med.unc.edu (919) 966-7058
CF Clinical Translational Core

The development and validation of biomarkers that reflect different aspects of cystic fibrosis are of paramount importance to continued efforts to understand disease biology and the development of new therapeutics. Further, translation of basic research ideas into clinical studies is also vital.

Scott H. Donaldson scott_donaldson@med.unc.edu (984) 974-9198
IDDRC Data Science Core

The overall objectives of this core are to enhance the productivity of CIDD investigators and the quality of their research. The core can assist IDDRC projects with study design, data management, as well as statistical and bioinformatics analyses.

Yun Li yun_li@med.unc.edu (919) 843-2832
IDDRC Clinical Translational Core

The Clinical Translational Core includes services to maximize participation of research subjects in IDDRC projects (the Participant Registries), services to support development of image processing tools, multi-modal brain imaging, EEG/ERP and eye tracking.

Aysenil Belger aysenil.belger@unc.edu (919) 843-7368
CGIBD Large Animal Models Core (Joint with NCSU)

The Large Animal Models Core was established because in vitro cell culture systems or small animal models have not always translated well to solving human health problems. The core was designed to provide models of digestive disease that are more pathophysiologically similar to humans.

Anthony Blikslager Anthony_Blikslager@ncsu.edu (919) 513-7725
Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center

The MMRRC at UNC distributes and cryopreserves scientifically valuable, genetically engineered mouse models of human development and disease to serve the biomedical research community. The MMRRC aims to protect and enhance the mouse models, make them more accessible, and to support research R&R.

Jackie Brooks jackie_brooks@med.unc.edu (919) 966-8228
Learning Analytics Center

Matt Bernacki mlb@unc.edu
NC TraCS Institute REDCap Service

Research Electronic Data Capture, or REDCap, is a secure web application that can be used to build and manage case report forms, surveys and other data capture mechanisms for clinical research. We can help get you started, and are always here to help.

Janee Smith janee_smith@med.unc.edu
North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) & Health Registry-Cancer Survivorship Cohort

Are you interested in learning how you can use PCaP data and biospecimens? Visit our webiste to learn more about enrollment, specimen collection and data sharing for PCaP and HCaP–NC.

Adrian Gertzel gerstel@email.unc.edu
Serology Service Center

Prem Lakshmanane prem@med.unc.edu
Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Lab

The Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Lab provides analysis that is used to determine the levels of arsenate, methylated and other organic forms of arsenic in solutions and/or matrices.

Mirek Styblo styblo@med.unc.edu (919) 966-5721
Innovate Carolina

Innovate Carolina is UNC-Chapel Hill’s department for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development that provides a full-scale hub designed for today’s problem solvers: innovation-minded faculty, students and community partners who use their ingenuity to nudge the world forward.

Kimi Yingling kimberly.yingling@unc.edu
Sheps Data Analytics, Web and Database Programming, and Research Computing Services

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues, and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services.

Brian Cass brian.cass@unc.edu
Small Animal Imaging With Hyperpolarized Xe Gas

Our lab performs various magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments using hyperpolarized Xenon (HPXe) gas to look at the lungs of mouse models of cystic fibrosis.

Tamara Branca rtbranca@unc.edu
Goodman Grating Lab

Chris Clemens clemens@physics.unc.edu
Perinatal Research Service Center

Health Information Services provides data sets through the Perinatal Research Service Center (PRSC). Currently we have a complete integrated data set for Deliveries, and our plan is to develop other perinatal domains that include prenatal, postpartum, lactation, NICU, ICU, diabetes, & hypertension.

Randall Blanco randall_blanco@med.unc.edu
Abacus Evaluation

Abacus is a program evaluation and research consultancy committed to amplifying our clients’ impact and effectiveness. Our work fosters innovation and advances equity in research and health outcomes through evaluation.

Gaurav Dave gjdave@unc.edu
Preclinical Research Unit

PRU provides outstanding technical services and a seamless approach in working with the IACUC, DCM, and other core facilities on campus for labs that utilize small laboratory animals in their research. We offer technical expertise with small laboratory animal models for reproducibility of research.

Charlene Santos csantos@unc.edu