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Office of Research Cores and Infrastructure

With more than a dozen specialized areas, UMMC's Office of Research Cores and Infrastructure (ORCI) offers researchers tools, technologies, and expertise to compete for grants and make their investigations stand apart.

Core facilities, often directed by faculty researchers and staffed by expert technicians, offer investigators services from ultracentrifuge analysis to complete veterinary care. Core facilities collaborate across departments, universities, states and nations.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has an ever-growing list of core facilities available for researchers. You may get information, including contact information, for these core facilities by following the left-hand links.

Our Mission

To promote and facilitate faculty and student research by supporting access to cutting-edge scientific technologies and methodologies across multiple disciplines. The ORCI through supporting integrated core facilities infrastructure will serves as nucleus for interdisciplinary research and training initiatives across UMMC to increase competitiveness of extramural funding and advancement of biomedical sciences.

Our Vision

The ORCI will advocate, facilitate, and  promote access to cutting-edge technologies to enhance the research mission and increase competitiveness of researchers for extramural funding at UMMC.

The Office of Research Cores and Infrastructure will:

  • Advocate for institutional investment in technologies needed for competitive research application
  • Facilitate integration and cooperation between Core Facilities and Departments/Service Centers
  • Seek and develop new technologies to accelerate and advance research
  • Provide education opportunities for faculty, staff, and student education to integrate core technologies.