About the BRCF

As part of a vital and growing research program at the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) helps researchers economically take advantage of the latest technology and collaborate with top experts in the field. Established in 1986, the BRCF was formed to offer centralized access to research services and equipment.

Our services include:

  • consultation
  • on-site procurement of research materials
  • sample submission and analysis
  • equipment and instrumentation rentals
  • sample preservation and archives
  • and much more
  • BRCF Advisory Committee

    The BRCF Advisory Committee is responsible for assessing the scientific direction and research impact of current and possible BRCF Cores, and evaluating the prioritization of Cores within the strategic research mission. Recommendations are to be made to the Senior Associate Dean for Research.


    • Cassandra Wong, Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities


    • Peter Hitchcock, Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
    • Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Chair of Research, Glancy Family Scholar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Genetics
    • Evan Keller, DVM, Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Professor of Pathology and Associate Professor of Comparative Pathology, Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine
    • Ron Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Internal Medicine; Director, Medical Scientist Training School
    • David Kohn, M.S.E., Ph.D., Professor, Dentistry, Department of Biologic and Materials Science, School of Dentistry; Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    • Ben Margolis, M.D., Professor, Biological Chemistry Department; Professor, Internal Medicine Department
    • Miriam Meisler, Ph.D., Professor, Human Genetics Department
    • Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn H Vincent Professor, Diabetes Research; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
    • Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Ph.D., Ruth Tuttle Freeman Research Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Radiology

    Core Facility Leadership

    • David Adams, M.S.Ed., Managing Director, Flow Cytometry Core
    • Anitha Chennat, M.B.A., Associate Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
    • Chris Gates, M.S., Managing Director, Bioinformatics Core
    • Maureen Kachman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Metabolomics Core
    • Olivia Koues, Ph.D., Managing Director, Advanced Genomics Core
    • Claudia Lalancette, Ph.D., Managing Director, Epigenomics Core
    • Thomas Lanigan, Ph.D., Director, Vector Core
    • Henriette Remmer, Ph.D., Director, Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core
    • Thomas Saunders, Ph.D., Director, Transgenic Animal Model Core
    • Carrie Schray, Business Manager, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
    • Christina Stilson, Manager, Biomedical Research Store

    Administrative Staff

    • Julie Power, Administrative Specialist, Biomedical Research Core Facilities