Research Core Facility
Morehouse School of Medicine has opened a newly designed biomedical research technology core facility, available to internal investigators and external collaborators. Morehouse School of Medicine’s facility renovations were sponsored by a $10 million grant investment from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health. The newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility continues a master plan to improve Morehouse School of Medicine’s research infrastructure.
The new design allows MSM to optimize its use of space for equipment, drives cross-disciplinary scientific exchange, and promotes a collaborative environment.
The open core concept allows:
Improved Access to Research Resources
Researchers can now access shared use equipment 24 hours a day, 7 seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Enhanced Core Efficiencies
A centralized location of core labs.
New and updated equipment.
- Increased freezer storage capacity
- Increased work bench space
- A New Biological Manipulation Core
- Online access, data collection, and billing through iLabs, a newly implemented lab management software
The new facility provides ample research-focused training tools, essential to the success of educational programs.
Currently, there are five "umbrella" cores that encompass multiple labs with similar technologies:
- Analytical Chemistry and Protein Profiling (ACPP)
- Biological Manipulation
- Biomedical Technology Service Lab (BTSL)
- Cells and Tissues Imaging
- Gene Profiling