An extensive infrastructure of biomedical research core facilities will support your work as a doctoral student and ITiMS trainee at the University of Michigan.
The core facilities available to the research community on a subsidized fee-for-service basis include:
- A Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core.
- A Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis Core.
- A Biosafety Containment Core.
- A DNA Sequencing/Microarray Core.
- A Flow Cytometry Core.
- A Transgenic Animal Models Core.
Associated services include:
- A Hybridoma Core.
- A Vector Core.
- A Microscopy (light, electron, and confocal) and Image Analysis Laboratory.
Notably, the DNA Sequencing Core is home to state-of-the-art instruments for DNA sequencing and other modern genomic analyses.
Of particular interest to ITiMS program faculty and trainees are the recently established Microbial Systems Laboratories (MSL).
- Comparative analysis of microbial communities, including DNA isolation, sequencing, and assistance with data analysis.
- Support for routine microbiological plating on selective media for bacteria and fungi.
- Cultivation of fastidious, anaerobic and extremely oxygen-sensitive microbes.
- Assistance with the implementation of procedures for microbial enrichment and isolation.
- Germ-free breeding colonies of mice maintained for monocultural or polymicrobial colonization and other specific studies.