Research Cores & Shared Resources

OHSU's cores are your campus technology partners dedicated to the success of your project.  For optimal results, take advantage of the state-of-the-art scientific resources within the OHSU community.

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OHSU Core Service Centers

Advanced Computing Center - Consulting, research storage, application hosting, support for research computing systems.
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Advanced Imaging Research Center - Novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), data analysis, and user education. 

Advanced Light Microscopy - Access to and education on the use of advanced instrumentation for fluorescence microscopy in cells, tissues, and animals.
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Bioanalytical/Pharmacokinetics - Support and consultation for the analysis of small molecules using state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS, GC/MS, or HPLC instrumentation. 
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Biomolecular Structure Laboratory - Crystallization, x-ray diffraction and computational analysis of macromolecules and complexes. 

Clinical and Translational Research Core Services - Study Coordination, Education, and Career development, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Investigator Support and Integration, Community and Practice Research Funding. DNA Services

Elemental Analysis Core - ICP-MS: determination of elemental content, sample preparation, data analysis, and consolation.
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Flow Cytometry - Cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry, data analysis, consultation, and user education and training.
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Gene Profiling - Microarrays, real-time PCR, and targeted sequencing: RNA profiling and DNA variation analysis (Affymetrix/ Illumina microarrays, RT-PCR, Ion PGM sequencing); RNA/DNA isolation and quality assessment. 
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Histopathology - Specimen imbedding, sectioning, staining, and immunohistochemistry. 
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Massively Parallel Sequencing - Sample preparation and genomic scale sequencing services on the Illumina HiSeq 2000.
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Multi-Scale Microscopy Core - State-of-the-art electron and light microscopy facility providing imaging services, access and technical support to OHSU and external customers.

Proteomics - Mass spectrometric services to allow protein identification, detection of post-translational modifications, and profiling of changes in relative protein abundance.
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Small Animal Research Imaging Core - State-of-the-Art In Vivo Imaging Technology for the OHSU Small Animal Research Community.

Transgenic Mouse Models - Development of genetically engineered mouse models, cryopreservation, and other services.
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Virology - Production of viral vectors, virus stocks and antigens. Viral diagnostics for virus quantification and serology. User consultation and education.

Acknowledgement & Authorship Policies

Acknowledgement Policy

The use of data generated in a core facility in a grant application, progress report or publication contains the implicit understanding that the PI or authors will acknowledge the use of the core facility.  Since many of our facilities are supported by federal agencies, such acknowledgments are essential for obtaining continuing support. 

Authorship Policy

If core personnel provide significant intellectual input to the results submitted for publication, then it is reasonable and appropriate to include them as co-authors.  Since circumstances vary widely, each case should be considered individually, and the core should be consulted for review prior to publishing.