Core Facilities & Shared Resources
A number of Core Facilities have been developed at the University of Miami, which are available to researchers and trainees. These Core Facilities allow centralized access to specialized equipment and services, providing cutting-edge technologies, reagents, and special products needed to conduct high-quality, interdisciplinary research in a cost-effective way.
Available Core Facilities include
Coral Gables Campus
Center for Advanced Microscopy, College of Arts & Sciences
Mass Spectroscopy Laboratory, College of Arts & Sciences
Zebrafish Core Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
Tissue Culture Core Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
Stable Isotope Core Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
Molecular Core Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
Imaging Core Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
X-Ray Crystallography Resources, College of Arts & Sciences
Electronics Shop, College of Arts & Sciences
Computational Resources, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
Center for Supramolecular Science, College of Arts & Sciences
NMR Laboratory, College of Arts & Sciences
Neuroimaging Facility, College of Arts & Sciences
Prototyping Facility, College of Engineering
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Miller School of Medicine
For information on Core Facilities in the Miller School of Medicine, please visit the RIM website.
Information for Core Directors
Core Directors of UM facilities are invited to attend bi-monthly Roundtable Discussions to network with other Directors of Core Facilities, hear about other cores and discuss best practices. Each Roundtable includes a 30 minutes presentation from one of the Core Directors, and 30 minutes of discussion.
Roundtables are typically held at the Miller School campus, with video-links to the other campuses.
For a schedule or further information, please contact Dr. Karin Scarpinato.
Please remember to acknowledge the contributions of the core facilities in your publications, abstracts, presentations, posters, and grant proposals. It is standard practice to provide explicit thanks for simple fee-for-service work by inclusion in an Acknowledgements section. In some cases, core managers/staff provide expertise, advice, and/or technical innovation that makes them candidates for authorship; these issues should be considered carefully and discussed as early in the process as practicable.
Karin Scarpinato, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost, Research
Phone: (305) 243-1660