Division of Biology and Medicine
BioMed Core Facilities

BioMed Core Facilities

Serving as centers of intellectual exchange and collaboration, the technology-focused BioMed Core Facilities provide a broad spectrum of investigators access to cutting edge instrumentation, current technologies, and expert consultation to support research and discovery at Brown University.

The BioMed Research Operations Office oversees the business operations for the core facilities including budgets, billing, purchasing, reporting and rate setting.
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The Leduc Bioimaging Facility provides equipment and training dedicated to high-resolution imaging in the life sciences.
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The Drosophila Media Facility is dedicated to providing investigators with high quality media for Drosophila research.
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The Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorter Facility is a full service facility that provides instrumentation, expertise and access to state-of-the-art flow cytometry and cell sorting instrumentation.
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The Genomics Core Facility provides state-of-the-art genomics equipment and services including Next Generation Sequencing, DNA/RNA shearing, sample QC, Affymetrix microarray, qPCR services as well as other self service instrumentation.
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The Brown University MRI Research Facility (MRF), provides infrastructure and support to facilitate research and educational activities using magnetic resonance imaging technology. The centerpiece of the facility is a state-of-the-art Siemens 3 Tesla PRISMA scanner, equipped with 64 receiver channels for significant gains in signal-to-noise ratio and acquisition speed.
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The Molecular Pathology Core provides all-inclusive histology and histopathology services, equipment and training. The core houses an automated tissue processor, a paraffin embedding center, automated microtomes, a cryostat, a vibratome and a multiheaded light microscope.
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The Proteomics Core provides protein and proteomic analysis instrumentation for protein identification, characterization, and quantification.
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The Rhode Island Biobank is a state of the art cryogenic facility for human tissue and fluid samples. The facility provides a secure, centralized biorepository and bioregistry for tissues and fluids that will be available for biomedical research.
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The Structural Biology Core Facility provides state-of-the art equipment for structural modeling in crystals and in solution using X-ray diffraction and scattering as well as magnetic resonance.
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Mouse Transgenic and Gene Targeting Facility provides services including generation of genetically modified mouse and cell models through embryonic delivery of CRISPR/Cas reagents, transgenic constructs, or injection of gene targeted embryonic stem cells into blastocysts; cryopreservation and rederivation of mouse lines; molecular design and genotyping.
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A directory of core research facilities, services, and instrumentation in Rhode Island
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Other Research Resources

The Brown University Herbarium was founded in 1869 when the University acquired the collections of Stephen Thayer Olney. The collection includes around 100,000 plant specimens and is an important repository of Rhode Island and New England collections.
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The Center for Animal Resources and Education is dedicated to supporting the education and research mission of Brown University, while maintaining compliance with federal, state and institutional regulations, guidelines and policies.
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The Chemistry Department facilities include fully equipped research laboratories, dedicated laboratories for NMR and Mass Spectrometry, radioisotope use, fully staffed chemistry stockroom, machine shop, and an electronics workshop, as well as classrooms and office space.
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DEEPS research advances knowledge in the earth and planetary sciences through five major thematic areas: Geophysics; Climate and Environment; The Planetary Perspective; Environmental Science, and Geochemistry.
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Specialized research facilities available in the School of Engineering make significant contributions to breakthroughs in science.
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Instrumentation for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) administers a state-of-the-art equipment infrastructure that consists of four facilities: Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), Nanofabrication Central Facility (NCF), NanoTools Facility (NTF), and the Joint Engineering & Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS).
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The Plant Environmental Center is comprised of six computer controlled research greenhouses totaling approximately 5,000 square feet. These greenhouses are used for research experiments, as well as to house various plant collections used to support biological science classes.
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