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Introduction to San Antonio Life Sciences Institute

5UT Health Science Center: 210 562 4035

UTSA: 210 458 6767

Phone: (210) 458-8176
Location: NBP 2.130Q


UT Health Science Center: 210 567 8270 | UTSA: 210 458 6767'

UT Health San Antonio | The Research Core Laboratories (RCL) at UT Health SA delivers a spectrum of research services with advanced technologies that are available to the full university and the biomedical research community. The research services and education provided by the RCL fulfill a vital function in the scientific mission of the Health Sciences Center. Led by internationally-recognized faculty advisors and expert technical staff, the RCL make valuable research partners.

Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy | Research Administration Building Biomolecular
NMR Spectroscopy offers advanced, high-field NMR instrumentation for structural studies of biological macromolecules.

Flow Cytometry | School of Medicine
Flow Cytometry offers services as well as continuous education and consultation in the utilization of the facility. Instrumentation at the lab enables digital, high-speed cell sorting and multicolor analysis and downstream genomic/metabolomic analysis, as well as clonal expansion. The Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Shared Resource has been integrated in the institutional Flow Cytometry Facility (FCF).

Biobanking & Genome Analysis  |  School of Medicine
The Genomics lab provides services such as whole genome SNP genotyping and copy number variation analysis, whole genome gene expression microarrays and whole genome methylation microarrays.

Center for Macromolecular Interactions (CMMI) |  Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC)
CMMI gives researchers access to instrumentation and expertise in several areas. Technology services include light scattering, isotermal Titration Calorimetry and Density Scanning calorimetry research, surface plasmon resonance and protein expression and purification. Studies conducted at CMMI are both academic collaborations and industry fee-for-service projects.

Mass Spectrometry  |  STRF building
Mass Spectrometry provides metabolomics and proteomics instrumentation and software. It is a Cancer Therapy and Research Center Shared Resource.

Micro CT  |  School of Medicine
The Micro CT lab allows the researcher to access equipment with high resolution, non-destructive imaging which allows for the same sample to be used in histology or biomechanical testing after microCT imaging.

Optical Imaging  | Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC
The Optical Imaging facility provides for acquisition and analysis of optical data and imaging of living cells, tissues, and animals. Services include consultation, education and assistance regarding the theory and application of optical imaging techniques.

X-ray Crystallography Core Laboratory |  School of Medicine
The X-ray Crystallography Core Laboratory is equipped for detailed 3-D analyses of biological macromolecules. The lab also offers advice and technical assistance in sample preparation.


The University of Texas at San Antonio offers the following core facilities for UTSA and UT Health SA researchers.

Behavior Core Facility | BSB 3.03.22 F, L
The Behavior Core provides support and training to help increase throughput while promoting rigor and reproducibility in behavioral testing without introducing bias.  The core will provide a battery of behavioral tests for any investigator interested in the effects of their physiological manipulations on behavior.  Behavioral testing can also be coordinated among projects to increase throughput of data without unnecessary duplication and overuse of animals.  The methods used to obtain these goals will be disseminated in the form of best practices for the greater scientific community. Contact: Carlos Paladini | (210) 458-4746

Immune Defense Core Facility | BSE 3.108-1
The Immune Defense Core Facility provides centralized services, training, access, and support to researchers in the usage of flow cytometry equipment and related services including technical training opportunities. Contact: ChiungYu Hung | 210) 458-4089

RCMI Biophotonics Core Facility | BSE 3.108
The RCMI Biophotonics Core Facility provides cutting edge technology for the study and manipulation of biological samples using light, including long-term in-depth imaging of live tissues and the technology to probe at the molecular level for protein-protein interactions within live samples. Contact: Brandi Betts-Obregon | (210) 458-7043

RCMI Computational Systems Biology Core Facility | BSE 3.114
The RCMI Computational Systems Biology Core Facility provides computational support for basic and translational health research, including computational infrastructure to support modeling and simulation of biological systems, live cell imaging, and protein biomarker research. The facility provides hardware, software, and programming scripting support, as well as computational research expertise. Contact: cbiadmin@utsa.edu | (210) 458-7100

RCMI Nanotechnology and Human Health Core Facility | FLN 1.01.28
The RCMI Nanotechnology and Human Health Core Facility focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for imaging, labels for bioassays, and active targeting for in vivo or in vitro diagnostics. The Core studies the interaction of nanoparticles with living cells for application in the targeted delivery of drugs, genes, and proteins; tissue engineering scaffolds; artificial organs and implants; and bioimaging and cell labeling. Contact: M. Josefina Arellano-Jimenez | (210) 458-8735

Genomics Core Facility | BSE 3.108
The Genomics Core Facility prepares and sequences DNA libraries for Next Generation Sequencing, including whole genomes and whole transcriptomes. It also prepares nucleic acids from single cells for genomic analysis. Contact: Heidi Gildersleeve | (210) 458-4089


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