Main Core and Shared Equipment Facilities
Genomics Core Facility
The Genomics Core is a resource of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and supports large-scale genomic technologies including whole genome sequencing, microRNA sequencing and transcriptome analysis for basic and clinical applications. It is located on the 7th floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building, Room 748D.
Imaging, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, Gene Therapy Program
The Imaging facility is located on the 6th floor of the Clinical Sciences Research Building. The resource is affiliated with the Department of Medicine, the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center and the Center for Human and Molecular Genetics.
Immunology Core Laboratories
Study of the Immune dysfunction in T Cells and Macrophages of patients with Cancer and Infectious Disease.
This core is located at the Research Institute for Children and utilizes Biacore technology to study intermolecular interactions in real time.
Proteomics Core Facility
The Proteomics Core Facility is a resource of LSU Health Science Center New Orleans, sponsored jointly by each of the Basic Science Departments, the Neurosciences Center , and the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. It is located on the 5 th floor of the Clincial Sciences Research Building.
The mission of the Biospecimen Core is to collect high quality samples of fluids (i.e. whole blood, cellular blood components, plasma, serum, urine) and tissue from patients with tumors compiled with an appropriate clinical data.
Eelectron Micropscopic Imaging
This Core is located on the 4th floor of the Lions Building and provides services in electron microscopy and histology.
Clinical Trials and Translational Research
The Clinical and Translational Research, Education, and Commercialization Project (CTRECP) is a join effort of the LSUHSC-NO and Tulane University HSC with funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents' Research Commercialization and Educational Enhancement Program (RC/EEP).
Other Collaborative Core Facilities
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center Transgenic Core Facility produces knockout and transgenic mice for LSUHSC faculty on their "in-house" fee schedule, which is a significant discount over the fees charged at other available institutions.
The mission of the NIH-funded Pennington/Louisiana Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC) is "to facilitate and promote collaborative and multi-disciplinary interactions that will foster new research ideas and enhance the translation of basic nutritional research findings into the clinical arena and ultimately into practical application." Our goal for this new 5-year grant cycle is to promote, initiate, implement and maintain collaborations both within Pennington Biomedical and with other Louisiana researchers interested in obesity research. It includes sustaining a data management and storage system that allows data sharing by NORC members at Pennington and in other institutions across Louisiana. Most importantly, it provides state-of-the-art core services available to all obesity researchers across the state. Pennington NORC's platform includes three scientific cores:
- Molecular Mechanisms core - genomic and cellular
- Human Phenotyping core - characterization of phenotypes predisposing to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and behavioral interventions
- Animal Models and Phenotyping core - ES and CRISPR technology
The major goal of the Core, located at Xavier University, is to maintain a state-of-the-art innovative polymeric vaccine delivery research facilitiy in order to support inter-disciplinary research.