OHSU has recently been awarded three new Shared Instrumentation Grants (S10) from the NIH National Center for Research Resources.
One of these new instruments, housed in the Imaging and Morphology Core at the West Campus ONPRC/VGTI building, is a state of the art laser-based tool that offers efficient and precise dissection of single and small groups of cells. Specifically, tool will enable isolation of pure cell populations or microscopic-size anatomical areas out of complex tissues. Researchers will be able to use the system to isolate cell RNA, DNA, and proteins.
According to Core Director, Anda Cornea, Ph.D., studies using this new technology will be able to gain a better understanding of various diseases. The instrument may also lead to more reliable diagnostic tools and targeted therapies.
Sound like something that might benefit your research? Contact Dr. Cornea at the ONPRC for more information on access and training–this resource is available to investigators at OHSU as well as those outside the university.