Core Facilities

Successful research requires the support of more than one laboratory. Departmental core research facilities offer state-of-the-art equipment and the latest knowledge to support and assist researchers. Highly trained staff in these technologies provide quality control of experiments and support of experimental design in a cost efficient manner.

The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology has three facilities available to department faculty and some cores are available on a fee-for-service basis to outside researchers.

Along with the departmental cores, UNMC offers the entire research community on a fee-for-service basis over 25 shared cores located across campus.

Use of all cores is by appointment.

The UNMC Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology occupies approximately 23,000 square feet of space on the fifth and sixth floors of the Durham Research Center (DRC). This space includes 25 research laboratories, office space and support facilities (cold rooms, instrument rooms, imaging rooms, dedicated freezer rooms, state-of-the-art conference rooms and a machine shop).

Graduate Student Offices. During the 1st year of graduate study, each student is assigned a desk in one of the shared Graduate Student Offices located on the 5th floor of the DRC. During the ensuing research-intensive years of graduate training, each student occupies desk space in their mentor’s laboratory.

Computer Facilities. The department is fully computerized, with both Windows- and Mac OS-based computers connected to the University's network that provides rapid internet and email access. Cellular & Integrative Physiology students share a windows-based computer system located in the DRC 5th floor Graduate Student Office, as well as multiple Windows-based workstations housed in “computing clusters” at various sites on campus.

 In addition, numerous specialized research resources and core facilities are available on campus.