The Bioanalytical, Histology, Metabolic Phenotyping, and Imaging Core - Core B provides state-of-the-art centralized research services, including modern facilities, equipment and technical expertise, not currently available in Mississippi but essential for cutting-edge obesity, cardiorenal and metabolic disease research.
Core B optimizes all assays and core services by consolidating bioanalytical methods and technologies into central facilities in order to perform a larger volume of high-quality measurements at a relatively low cost. Core B provides precise and consistent results using the most up-to-date technology and services needed by COBRE investigators. By providing expertise and major equipment in centralized facilities, Core B provides access to services not feasible for individual labs.
The core also provides support for maintenance of equipment and services, and trains all COBRE investigators in the proper use of equipment located in Core B. Core B faculty and staff will develop new assays as required by the changing needs of the COBRE investigators, improve existing assays, assist with interpretation of results and data, and provide training, technical support and supervision for COBRE investigators, staff and their tools within the core.
Core B has multiple components including: