Per the latest University of Michigan Research Guidelines, laboratories and research spaces are now operating at a density capacity that safely allows for at least six feet of social distancing between personnel. For the latest Core updates, please visit the BRCF Research Reactivation Guidelines.

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Our Mission

We believe in serving you, advancing health, and paving the way for great discoveries in biomedical research at the University of Michigan and beyond.

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Core Facilities

Cores are centralized facilities or labs which offer shared services, shared equipment, resources and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis.

Advanced Genomics

provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis, including genotyping, gene expression analysis, DNA quantification and quality control

Bioinformatics

develops and applies computational tools and methods to biological or biomedical research data including acquisition, storage, organization, analysis, or visualization of data

Biomedical Research Store

provides easy, on-site procurement of more than 700 different items, including enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry

Epigenomics

provides resources and services to prepare samples for analysis in epigenetic regulation in both genome-wide and locus-specific manners

Flow Cytometry

provides instrumentation and expertise in flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting

Metabolomics

measures and analyzes concentrations of small molecules in biological samples, including targeted and untargeted assays. 

Microscopy

offers equipment for microscopic imaging, including fluorescence microscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy

Proteomics & Peptide Synthesis

exceptional access to research services in peptide synthesis, qualitative and quantitative proteomics and protein analysis by mass spectrometry and other techniques

Transgenic Animal Model

produces transgenic mice and rats, CRISPR/Cas9 pipeline, mouse knockout models, ES cell lines, and BAC Recombineering

Vector

produces gene transfer vectors, using AAV, adenovirus, lentivirus, retrovirus, and plasmids, that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells

 

Standing Together Against Racism

Michigan Medicine leadership recently issued the statement that “we unequivocally recognize racism as a public health issue and we stand together against bias and inequality.”

Here at the Medical School Office of Research, we wholeheartedly endorse this message and the institutional strategy and actions required to take on and defeat racism. Michigan Medicine and the university are adding new tools and resources every day to foster culture change, and we encourage you to connect with the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience if you are struggling with issues of racism and how it impacts your personal and professional life.

Racism has no place in the Medical School Office of Research. As current events unfold across the country, and the fall-out of the pandemic continues to contribute to anxiety at both a personal and community level, we continue to be committed to nurturing an environment of compassion and inclusion that ultimately helps us fulfill our mission to support research and improve the lives of patients.

The Biomedical Research Store

Provides University of Michigan research investigators with easy, on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry.

More than 700 different items from 13 vendors are stocked at five locations for immediate purchase.

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The Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus. The new Michigan Research Cores web portal now enables researchers to easily find and identify the location and capabilities of 70 research cores across campus. Visit the site to learn more!

News

  • Dr. Dolinoy Featured in Society of Toxicology’s new Adverse Reactions Podcast

    Epigenetics expert Dana C. Dolinoy of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Faculty Director for the BRCF Epigenomics Core illuminates how our nascent understanding of the epigenome is leading to breakthroughs in understanding the causes—and potential treatment—of some …

       
  • Standing Together Against Racism

    Michigan Medicine leadership recently issued the statement that “we unequivocally recognize racism as a public health issue and we stand together against bias and inequality.” Here at the Medical School Office of Research, we wholeheartedly endorse this message and the …

     

Events

  • Introducing StarBright Dyes, Exceptionally Bright & Stable Dyes

    Presented by Bio-Rad and the BRCF Flow Cytometry Core Please join us for this informative data-driven seminar highlighting the utility and capabilities of our new StarBright franchise of flow cytometry dyes. We will show how these dyes can help improve …

     
  • Introduction to Visium Data Analysis

    Presented by 10x Genomics and the BRCF Advanced Genomics Core Build a more comprehensive multidimensional understanding of complex biological systems with Visium Spatial solutions from 10x Genomics. Analyzing datasets that measure different molecular readouts—such as RNA, protein, and morphology—in a …