Shared Research Facilities and Equipment

Many facilities across North Carolina support life sciences research.

The listing covers core laboratory facilities at university and nonprofit research institutions that are open to researchers or collaborators outside of their home institutions.

Representatives of the core facilities listed below have voluntarily submitted their information. Not all institutions list available core lab facilities, but many are in the process of organizing and compiling these resources. As this information becomes available, we'll add those links.

NCBiotech has funded equipment in many core facilities in the state.

The Center's ongoing role is to provide this information portal. If you would like to submit a new listing or update an existing listing please fill this form.

 

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Region
Category
Facility Institution
Appalachian State University
West
Boone
The Enology Services Laboratory offers basic and advanced chemical analysis of craft beverage products. Detailed analyses such as phenolics, aroma compounds, and microbiology panels are also available. Call to discuss tailored analytical services.
More information/services:

Fermentation, wine, beer, grape, hop, phenolics, alcohol, distillate, food science, GC, HPLC, biofuels, sensory analysis

  • Other -omics & Analytical
Russell Kuhfeld
enology@appstate.edu
(828) 406-6014
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Triangle
Chapel Hill
The facility houses both Inova 400 and 500 MHz spectrometers, as well as a 400MR spectrometer. The laboratory has experience and capabilities with both small molecule and natural product NMR, as well as biomolecular structure and dynamics.
More information/services:

NMR; small molecule NMR; natural-products NMR; biomolecular NMR; biomolecular structure and dynamics

  • Crystallography, X-ray Diffraction, NMR, & EPR
  • Other -omics & Analytical
Dr. Karl Koshlap
koshlap@unc.edu
(919) 962-0060
Gateway Research Park
Piedmont Triad
Greensboro
This is an ISO/IEC 17025 certified lab, fully operationalized for ASTM, AATCC and ISO testing. Services include static testing at elevated and sub-ambient temperatures, dynamic and impact testing, conditioning, machining, metrology, train gaging, nanoindentation, research and quality control. A wide array of materials including cmposites, metals, plastics, ceramics, sandwich composites and core materials can be tested.
  • Nanotechnology
  • Imaging & Microdissection
  • Design Services & Machining
Evan Kimbro
evank@gatewayurp.com
(336) 217-5184
Piedmont Triad
Greensboro
Gateway University Research Park ("Gateway") is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit entity created to manage and operate the joint collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro for the purposes of supporting research and economic development within the Triad. Gateway is the bridge to successful commercial application of the research being performed at Greensboro’s two high research universities. The park’s flagship is the nation’s only Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering whose faculty, students and business partners will forge the products of the future. Gateway is developing two 75-acre campuses. The South campus is located on approximately 75 acres located off Lee Street near the I-40/85 interchange. The South Campus currently has one building comprising 63,000 square feet of space with another 105,000 square feet, which is the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, currently under construction.
More information/services:

Gateway Research Park is a joint venture created by NC A&T State University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro to catalyze university research, innovation and economic development.

  • Nanotechnology
John Merrill
johnm@gatewayurp.com
(336) 375-9232
Triangle
Durham
The Share Resource serves Duke and non-Duke researchers with Illumina (Hiseq 2000/2500 and MiSeq), Ion Torrent (PGM and Proton), and PacBio sequencing.
More information/services:

Roche 454, Illumina, SOLiD

  • Genetics & Genomics
Oliver Fedrigo
sequencing@duke.edu
(919) 684-3359
North Carolina State University
Triangle
Raleigh
The GSL provides Next Generation DNA sequencing, Sanger sequencing, genotyping and other support services to NC State faculty and the greater scientific research community.
More information/services:

High-throughput sequencing using lllumina and LifeTech platforms, DNA sequencing (Sanger) and genotyping. Automated pipelines for nucleic extraction from tissues and high-throughput processing of samples using robotic liquid handling.

  • Genetics & Genomics
David Andrew Baltzegar, Ph.D.
dabaltze@ncsu.edu
(919) 513-0738
East Carolina University
East
Greenville
The Genomics Core Facility provides DNA sequencing services for East Carolina University. The facility includes an Applied Biosystems 3130 Genetic Analyzer, Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer, thermal cyclers, and Nanodrop 2000.
More information/services:

DNA and RNA quality analysis; nucleic acid sample preparation; DNA amplification; DNA sequencing; next-gen sequencing using the Ion Proton

  • Genetics & Genomics
Denise Mayer
mayerd@ecu.edu
(252) 328-2607
Triangle
Raleigh
BTEC houses 63,000 GSF of fermentation, cell culture, recovery, purification, and analytical lab space for training NC State students and industry professionals in bioprocessing. BTEC also offers its space and expertise for protein production and purification, process/technology development, and analytical testing/development, serving both industry and other academic labs. Pre-clinical processing for non-human use only, Good Large-scale Safety Practice only
More information/services:

pre-clinical process development, analytical testing, analytical test development, cGMP training, fermentation, BL-2 laboratory, cell culture, centrifugation, homogenization, chromatography, ultrafiltration, diafiltration, filtration, clean utilities

  • Bioprocessing
  • Cell/Tissue Culture & Flow Cytometry
  • Other -omics & Analytical
Gary Gilleskie, Ph.D.
glgilles@ncsu.edu
(919) 515-0176
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Triangle
Chapel Hill
The UNC HTPSA Facility (part of the UNC Center for Structural Biology) provides researchers with high quality services for peptide synthesis, purification, and characterization of synthetic peptides and preparation of custom designed peptide arrays. We specialize in synthesis of multiply modified peptides containing PTMs, unnatural amino acids, and fluorescent tags.
More information/services:

PTI Symphony Multiple & PS-3 Peptide Synthesizer, Waters 2545 preparative HPLC system, Waters 1525 semi-prep HPLC system, Waters Alliance HPLC system, Mettler Toledo XP26 DeltaRange Microbalance, GeneMachines OmniGrid 100 Microarray Printer

  • Bioprocessing
  • Cell/Tissue Culture & Flow Cytometry
  • Crystallography, X-ray Diffraction, NMR, & EPR
Krzysztof Krajewski
kka@med.unc.edu
(919) 843-3935
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Triangle
Chapel Hill
The mission of the Histology Research Core Facility is to provide high-quality, cost-effective and timely histological results to researchers in the UNC system and abroad. This includes performance of existing, and development of new methodology for histological processing, sectioning and staining of both plant and animal specimens and all immunohistochemistry procedures. Other services provided: nissl, x-gal, beta gal, sectioning, staining, counterstain, prussian blue, cresyl violet, sudan iv
More information/services:

histology, paraffin, frozen, microtome, cryostat, cryosection, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, hematoxylin, eosin, H+E, masson's trichrome, oil red o, sirius red, picrosirius red, alcian blue, PAS, von kossa, DAB, fluorescence

  • Pathology/Histology
J. Ashley Ezzell
jezzell@email.unc.edu
(919) 966-1202
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