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Shared Resources at MD Anderson Cancer Center provide researchers with access to state of the art instrumentation and technologies run by extremely talented core personnel.  Many of our core facilities are available through the UT System Core Sharing Network which is dedicated to advancing research across the State of Texas, and beyond.

Some of our core facilities are partially funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) or the Bone Disease Program of Texas (BDPTx). In prioritizing use of CCSG facilities, precedence will be given to MD Anderson peer-reviewed investigators. Please cite the appropriate funding source when using these facilities. 

 

Browse the "Core Facilities" tab to learn more about our institutional core facilities

 

 

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Administrative Contact:

Katherine Stemke Hale, Ph.D.

Director of Shared Resources

(713)745-0509

khale@mdanderson.org

iLab Cores at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biospecimen Extraction Facility

The Biospecimen Extraction Resource BER provides a centralized laboratory for standardized, high quality DNA, RNA and protein extraction from blood, tissues, saliva, cells, or other patientderived biospecimens.

Bone Histomorphometry Core Laboratory

The Bone Histomorphometry Core Laboratory provides histomorphometric analyses of nondecalcified bone specimens, including processing mouse bone specimens for nondecalcified histology and performing static and dynamic histomorphometric analyses of mouse bone specimens.

Michael Starbuck mwstarbu@mdanderson.org 713-563-1212
Characterized Cell Line Core Facility

The Characterized Cell Line distributes well characterized and validated cell lines to researchers across the world and offers cell line validation using short tandem repeats STR profiling.

Karina Eterovic
Core for Biomolecular Structure and Function

The purpose of the Core for Biomolecular Structure and Function is to provide biophysical resources to the Texas Medical Center.

Todd Link tmlink@mdanderson.org
DNA Methylation Core

The DNA Methylation Core is funded by the Center for Cancer Epigenetics and provides services related to the analysis of DNA methylation for researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Marcos Estecio mestecio@mdanderson.org 713-792-9108
E-Health Technology

eHealth Technology supports technology enabled primary, secondary, and tertiary cancer prevention research through the development and implementation of multimedia intervention and data capture tools that address research questions

Core Email e-Health@mdanderson.org 713-794-4344
Gene Editing/Cellular Model Core Facility

The Gene Editing Cellular Model Core Facility provides custom cellular model construction services using two technical platforms.

Dr. Junjie Chen jchen8@mdanderson.org 713-792-4863
Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility (GEMF)

The Genetically Engineered Mouse Facility provides unique models with wide application to basic and translational research. The GEMF supplies indispensable expertise to generate these models in an efficient and costeffective manner using stateoftheart procedures.

Jan Parker-Thornburg, Ph.D. jpthorn@mdanderson.org 713-745-2654, 713-745-1419 (lab)
High Resolution Electron Microscopy Facility (HREMF)

The mission of the High Resolution Microscopy Facility is to provide scanning and transmission electron microscopy services to researchers.

Robert R. Langley, Ph.D. rlangley@mdanderson.org 713-792-9142, 713-792-8747 (fax)
Laboratory Animal Genetic Services

The Laboratory Animal Genetic Service Core provides services for speed congenics, background characterization, microbial PCR testing, rodent STR and murine genetic consultations.

Fernando Benavides, DVM, PhD, DACLAM fbenavid@mdanderson.org 512-237-9343
Molecular Cytogenetics Core Facility

<p>The primary goal of this facility is to offer conventional and molecular cytogenetic services, including species identification, karyotyping, analysis of genomic instability, fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral karyotyping.</p>

Asha S. Multani Ph.D. amultani@mdanderson.org 713-563-1892
Monoclonal Antibody Core Facility

The Monoclonal Antibody Facility develops high quality, cost effective customized MAbs to meet the basic, translational, and clinical research needs of MD Anderson investigators.

Laura Bover lbover@mdanderson.org 713-563-3301 or 713-563-2281
NORTH Campus Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging Core Facility

The Flow Cytometry and Cellular Imaging Facility was established to provide access to state of the art cell analysis technology for researchers, and provides cell sorting, analytical flow cytometry, cellular imaging and custom monoclonal antibody mAb conjugations to its users.

Joan Hoover-Zuniga jezuniga@mdanderson.org 713-745-1749
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

The NMR facility is used for structure determination of compounds developed in drug discovery, pharmacology, and diagnostic imaging laboratories.

John S. McMurray, Ph.D jmcmurra@mdanderson.org 713-745-3763
PROSPR

PROSPR provides assistance to researchers with collection and assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes, behavioral data, and measures of fitness and body composition.

Susan K. Peterson, PhD, MPH speterso@mdanderson.org 713-792-8267
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Facility

The mission of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Facility is to assist researchers with the design and synthesis of compounds for use in cancer research.

Barbara Czako Ph.D BCzako@MDAnderson.org 713-745-2050
Pharmaceutical Science Facility

The mission of the Pharmaceutical Science Facility is to provide MD Anderson Investigators, and Texas Medical Center researchers, access to state of th eart bioanalytical support to advance their clinical and preclinical projects.

Edd Felix efelix@mdanderson.org 7135631423
Protein Array & Analysis Core (PAAC)

The Protein Array and Analysis Core PAAC at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park provides investigators access to innovative and cutting edge cancer research tools for the discovery and characterization of novel proteinprotein interactions.

Cari Sagum casagum@mdanderson.org 512-237-9328
Proteomics and Metabolomics

The mission of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility is to provide the research community with cutting edge expertise and services for sensitive, precise, and accurate measurement of proteins and metabolites using mass spectrometrybased technologies.p

David Hawke, Ph.D dhawke@mdanderson.org 713-834-6096
RPPA-Functional Proteomics

Functional Proteomics Reverse Phase Protein Array RPPA Core provides cancer center members with access to a powerful, highthroughput, quantitative costeffective antibodybased assay to characterize basal or ligandinduced protein expression and modification, and timeresolved responses appropriat

Keri Sherman ccsgrppa@mdanderson.org 713-792-5743
Research Histology Core Laboratory

The Research Histology Core Laboratory includes specialized equipment for immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridization FISH, laser capture microdissection, and tissue microarray construction.

Jacqueline Furr jfurr@mdanderson.org 713-792-3119, 713-563-0544 (fax)
Science Park Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging Core

pThe Flow Cytometry and Cell Imaging Core Facility at Science Park provides cutting edge cell analysis resources. These include cell sorting and analytical flow cytometry to phenotype, quantify and isolate cells and confocal microscopy to capture high resolution images.p

Pamela Whitney - Lab pjwhitney@mdanderson.org 512-237-9427
Science Park Molecular Biology Core

pThe Molecular Biology Core Facility at Science Park provides investigators access to sophisticated and stateoftheart molecular techniques, services and instrumentation.p

Jianjun Shen, Ph.D. jianshen@mdanderson.org
Science Park NGS

pThe Science Park NGS facility is built around a user group of 30 cancer researchers at MD Anderson Science Park, UT Austin, and Texas State University San Marcos.p

Jianjun Shen, Ph.D jianshen@mdanderson.org
Science Park Research Histology, Pathology & Imaging Core

The Science Park Research Histology, Pathology Imaging Core provides investigators with expert imaging and experimental pathology support. Our staff consult with investigators to formulate an integrated imaging, pathology and histology protocol for each study.

Fernando Benavides, DVM, PhD, DACLAM fbenavid@mdanderson.org 512-237-9343
Sequencing and Microarray Facility (SMF)

The Sequencing and Microarray Facility provides essential genomic analysis services to support researchers in basic science, translational, and populationbased research programs

Erika Thompson, M.S. ejthomps@mdanderson.org 713-834-6381
Sequencing and ncRNA Program

The Sequencing and Noncoding RNA Program is one of an MDA institution supported shared genomic service resources providing not only instrumentation but also expertise in applications of next generation sequencing and microarray services to investigators

Chang-gong Liu, Ph.D. cgliu@mdanderson.org 713-792-2287
Small Animal Imaging Facility

The Small Animal Imaging Facility provides access to imaging instrumentation and expertise that allows researchers to integrate powerful and cuttingedge imaging technologies into routine preclinical research with confidence that their scientific objectives will be achieved.

Charles Kingsley charles.kingsley@mdanderson.org (713) 563-6709
shRNA and ORFeome Core

The shRNA and ORFeome core Facility makes the following libraries available to MD Anderson members human and murine shRNA libraries, human ORFeome collaboration and LentiORF libraries. The core not only provides center members with individual shRNA and ORF clones but also builds customized librar...

Dr. Sun, Yutong ysun2@mdanderson.org (713) 792-3677
siRNA Core Facility

The siRNA Core Facility at MD Anderson performs High Throughput and High Content siRNA screens to assist experimental cancer therapy studies. The cores ultimate goal is to develop relevant three dimensional models that represent the human body..

non-iLab Cores at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
RNAi Screening Service

Xinna Zhang xzhang12@mdanderson.org 713-792-3974
UT System Core Sharing Network

Mike Mantell mmantell@utsystem.edu 713-724-9351