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Facilities

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology faculty, postdocs, and students have access to the department's core research equipment. In addition, UIC offers many centralized services to the research community.

The Research Resources Center (RRC) maintains and supports high-technology scientific equipment for use by research faculty and staff. RRC personnel provide user access to the instruments, training on use of the instruments, and their own service and expertise in the application of the equipment for solving a wide range of problems for chemical, biological and structural characterization. Research support services include:

  • UI Biorepository
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Center for Research Informatics
  • Metabolomics and Proteomics
  • Core Imaging (light microscopy)
  • Nanotechnology Core Facility
  • DNA Services
  • Protein Research Laboratory
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Research Histology & Tissue Imaging
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Small Animal Imaging
  • Genomics
  • Scientific Instrument Shop
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Scientific Supply Center
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Transgenic Production Service

The Biological Resources Laboratory (BRL) is the centralized animal facility at UIC. The staff of the BRL oversees the procurement, care, and maintenance of animals used in the research at UIC. This includes ensuring that the UIC animal care program meets federal regulations, the requirements of AAALAC, and currently accepted standards for providing adequate veterinary care and proper animal husbandry. The professional staff is also responsible for consulting with research and teaching staff, conducting graduate and technical courses, directing the postdoctoral training program, and supporting the protocol review system of the institution's IACUC, the Animal Care Committee (ACC).

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) serves as the intellectual and geographic home for clinical and translational research at UIC. The CCTS has been funded by the National Institutes of Health via a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) since 2009. The CCTS now serves as the institutional home for clinical and translational research by coordinating resources and services that facilitate health research and advance knowledge across the translational spectrum. To provide support at all stages of the translational spectrum, the CCTS offers a variety of consultative services:

  • Biomedical Informatics Core
  • Drug Discovery UICentre
  • Biostatistics Core
  • Recruitment & Retention Program
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Regulatory Support & Advocacy Core
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Navigation
  • Dissemination & Implementation
  • Research & Policy Program