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Core Facilities

Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

Core Facilities

3D printing and related digital manufacturing capabilities to support the translation of new technologies in biosensors and medical devices from lab bench to human testing.

This facility conducts research using live animal imaging technologies. Equipment is capable of fluorescence and luminescence imaging independent of or concurrent with CT imaging.

Provide analytical and high resolution scanning probed based microscopy, including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) related techniques as well as force measurements.

Unique facility for the study of interactions between biological macromolecules and smaller molecules. The facility supports discovery-based research and assay development for translational applications.

Offers equipment for expression, separation, and isolation of biomolecules that allows users to culture cells and then separate biomolecules of interest.

Two cell culture facilities for both biological and bio-engineering approaches. Biosafety cabinets, incubators and general wet lab supplies.

Provides consultative and collaborative service in computational and molecular modeling.

Provides gold-standard verification of wearable and point- of-care devices and other medical devices. This lab offers a full suite of mechanical testing capabilities to characterize materials and their fabricated devices.

Designed to have CMOS processing technologies serve as a key enabler towards personalized healthcare and preemptive medicine. We aim to develop smart and miniature devices with biomedical applications.

Transmission (TEM) and Scanning (SEM) Electron Microscopes as well as related sample preparation equipment.

Provides state-of-the-art characterization related to photoluminescent, semiconductor, and conducting materials, including device fabrication and methods for determining charge carrier mobility and solar cell efficiency.

Allows researchers the ability to characterize and evaluate the mechanisms through which exercise impacts health. Facilities include: clinical exam rooms, body composition/bone density, strength and cardiovascular assessment, and exercise training equipment.

Enables researchers to image structures ranging from single molecules to whole model organisms and performs microscope-based high-throughput screens.

Provides solutions for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and advances instrumentation for DNA, RNA analysis. Facility is equipped with instruments including Illumina NextSeq 500 and MiSeq.

World-class measurement capability for frequencies into the Terahertz range. High frequency spectral analysis and testing high-speed communications technologies.

Provides world-class computational infrastructure, indispensable in the increasingly sensor and data-rich environments of modern science and engineering discovery.

The Small Molecule Screening Facility assists researchers in developing high-throughput (HT) screening assays, performs HT screens of chemical libraries to identify new small molecules that can be used to probe biological processes of interest.

Whole-body non-invasive imaging and spectroscopy technologies for academic and industry-based research.

High precision assessment of human movement, balance control and muscle activity with and without robot interaction. Used in both the assessment of human health and the calibration/validation of new sensor technologies.

Nine different Nikon microscopes available that enable a full range of light microscopy methods and applications. Expert support offered for acquisition and analysis of data.

Built home environment with kitchen and dining/living space. Allows for the evaluation of biosensor and human behavior in a natural environment.

Expertise measuring molecular weights of small molecules, biological and synthetic macromolecules, qualitative and quantitative proteomics, protein dynamics by hydrogen-deuterium exchange, metabolite identification and elemental quantitation by mass spectrometry.

Develops algorithms and processes for large scale wearable sensor networks to support the development of novel hardware.

Device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures taking best advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities.

NMR facility

Elucidates molecular structure, conformation, inter-actions and dynamics for chemical science, materials science, biochemical science, and natural products.

Isolates and concentrates bioactives, thermally treats them by ultrahigh pasteurization and agitating retort, produces emulsion systems by homogenization, and encapsulates by freeze or spray drying.

Provides a unique set of custom, moving web-based tools for the translation of advanced materials and nanomanufacturing processes to industrially relevant scalable platforms for the development of next generation life science innovations.

Two separate chambers-including the largest single chamber in the U.S-used to conduct long duration (24 hours +) assessments of energy expenditure as well as the calibration/validation of wearable technologies.

Miniaturizing systems in preparation for human testing.

Equipped with EEG systems for recording sleep physiology (sleep staging). A central control room will allow for on-line observation and monitoring of sleep in populations from infants to the elderly.

Housing several instruments dedicated to the structural analysis of crystalline materials, the determination of highly periodic morphologies in self-assembled systems over a large length scale range.