Cross-Disciplinary Laboratories

Cross discipline laboratoriesMany of the more complex research projects cut across traditional disciplines and require new approaches and techniques to be developed.  Our cross-disciplinary core labs create investigative procedures, methods, validations and optimization techniques to solve problems utilizing expertise in a wide variety of scientific fields.

Solutions for scientists of all disciplines:

  • Novel applications or configurations could include using standard or custom-designed instruments to answer research questions
  • Advanced computing infrastructure that spans university-wide
  • Develop tools such as actometers to help relate molecular activity to animal behavior
  • Use of spectroscopic and crystallographic data mapping in images
  • Train students, researchers, and visiting scientists from academia and industry to use lab equipment and analysis methods themselves, or provide these capabilities on a fee-for service basis
  • Use multiple methods of nano-science, micro-fluidics and micro or nano fabrication in the preparation and analysis of dynamic samples for use in imaging devices
  • Specialize in providing spectroscopic and crystallographic analysis of samples as large as tens of centimeters down to the atomic scale, and in 2-D, 3-D and over time
Laboratories and Centers
Advanced Computing Facility
Animal Care Unit
Center for Research Computing
Instrumentation Design Lab
Microscopy and Analytical Imaging


Biochemistry & Protein Science

Bioinformatics & Modeling


Materials Characterization

Molecular Structures

Translational Biology

Ability to set up 24 NMR experiments at one time and eliminate periodic user intervention
Screen up to 100,000 compounds in two days for endpoint assays
Next-generation genome sequencing
Near-infrared and bioluminescence imaging instrumentation to track gene of interest and/or tumor growth
Expertise in the design and stability of various pharmaceutical dosage forms
More than 40 computational chemistry software programs and databases
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