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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 San Antonio: 210 567 8270 | UTSA: 210 458 6767'

UT Health San Antonio | Institutional Research Cores (IRC) at UT Health San Antonio delivers a spectrum of research services with advanced technologies that are available to the university and the biomedical research community. The services and education provided by the IRCs fulfill a vital function in the scientific mission of the University. Led by internationally-recognized faculty directors and expert technical staff, the IRCs make valuable research partners.

Bioanalytics & Single-Cell (BASiC) | South Texas Research Facility Lab #257                                                                                                                  Provides standardized, high-quality services to support translational research, including pre-analytical biospecimen single-cell processing and isolation procedures, as well as analytical technologies. Contact: Dr. Nameer Kirma|(210) 562- 4068|kirma@uthscsa.edu

Biobanking & Genome Analysis  |  Long School of Medicine, Rooms 5.570C, 5.571C and 5.573C                                                                              Services such as whole genome SNP genotyping and copy number variations analysis, whole genome gene expression microarrays, and whole genome methylation microarrays. Contact: Dr. Robin J. Leach|(210) 567-6947|leach@uthscsa.edu

Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy | Research Administration Building, Room 5.210
Advanced, high-field NMR instrumentation for structural studies of biological macromolecules.                                                                    Contact: Dr. Kristin E. Cano|(210) 567-8706|canok@uthscsa.edu

Flow Cytometry | Long School of Medicine, Room 5.044V
Digital, high-speed cell sorting and multicolor analysis and downstream genomic/metabolomic analysis, as well as clonal expansion.          Contact Karla Gorena|(210) 567-3911|moncadak@uthscsa.edu

Macromolecular Interactions |  Long School of Medicine, Room MED 415B
Technology services include: Dynamic and Static Light Scattering, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy, and Protein Expression, and Purification. Contact: Dr. Eileen Lafer|(210) 567-3764|lafer@uthscsa.edu

Mass Spectrometry  |  Long School of Medicine, Room 428B
Provides metabolomics and proteomics instrumentation and software.                                                                                                                  Contact Dr. Susan T. Weintraub|(210) 562-4062|weintraub@uthscsa.edu

Optical Imaging  | South Texas Research Facility, Laboratory #252
Acquisition and analysis of optical data and imaging of living cells, tissues, and animals.                                                                                      Contact: Dr. Exing Wang|(210) 562-4062|wange3@uthscsa.edu

X-ray Crystallography Core Laboratory |  Long School of Medicine, Room 545C
Detailed 3-D analyses of biological macromolecules. Contact: Dr. Alex Taylor|(210) 567-3781|taylorab@uthscsa.edu


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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