Research Cores

Research Cores

The School of Medicine provides access to a variety of research support cores for clinical investigators. These cores are generally subsidized by the School of Medicine but investigators are charged for the use of the cores to help offset the cost of the service. Complete information about the services provided, contact information and cost is provided by following the links below.

 

Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics core provides data analysis and statistical support as well as pathway and functional analysis for large data sets generated by gene expression and sequencing assays.

Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF)

The Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility core provides procurement and processing of human tissues and specimens for research purposes. There is also potential access to archived tissues and specimen.

Biostatistic Consultation

The Biostatistic Consultation core conducts collaborative biostatistical research and provide statistical collaboration and consulting supports for the School of Medicine, the Health Sciences Center, industry, government agencies, and foundations. The Division facilitates and enhances biomedical research in the School of Medicine and provides high-priority assistance in developing grant proposals. This assistance includes designing studies, developing analytic plans, and analyzing pilot data. For other projects, the Division offers a Biostatistical Consulting Service.

Clinical Data Repository

The Clinical Data Repository is a data warehouse that contains clinical data from the UVA Health System and makes these data available for research purposes.

Clinical Research Unit (CRU)

UVA’s Clinical Research Unit is available for both inpatient and outpatient research studies.

DNA Sciences

The DNA Sciences core provides DNA sequencing and genomics as well as gene expression analysis and genotyping by RNA-seq, Affymetrix microarray gene chips, and real time PCR. Human gene sequencing that will be used for clinical decisions must be done in a CLIA-approved laboratory. This can be arranged through the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in the Department of Pathology. See more on Molecular Diagnostics & Human Genetics

Exercise Physiology

The Exercise Physiology core provides assessment of VO2 max, body composition and resting metabolism.

Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry core provides all investigators at the University of Virginia access to high quality, cost effective flow cytometry services. By providing these services, as well as the scientific expertise necessary to effectively use this technology, the facility serves to enhance the scope and quality of scientific research performed at the University.

Hormone and Cytokine Assays

The Center for Research in Reproduction Ligand Assay and Analysis Core provides high quality, cost-effective assay services for CRR projects and other Reproductive Sciences Branch-supported projects, both internal and external. See more on laboratory facilities and services and costs.

Investigational Drug Services Research Pharmacy

This office, provided by the Medical Center, supports clinical drug trials from study design and submission of IND applications, to drug preparation, storage, logging, and dispensing.  Contact Amy Adams at 434-982-1048 or apa4n@virginia.edu for more information.

Proteomics

This core within the Biomolecular Research Facility identifies and analyzes proteins from gels and solution using current mass spectrometry techniques. The lab uses techniques to compare samples which have different amounts of the same proteins.  See more

 

Looking for other Cores?
See the 2013 Research Cores Handbook.