VCU is pleased to support a number of core laboratories that facilitate a wide variety of research in the arts and the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences.
Some of these core laboratories are institutional, while others are associated with specific schools, programs or departments. However, all are available to VCU researchers, typically on a fee-for-service basis. Access to core laboratories is also possible, on a more limited basis, for outside academic and commercial users.
Frank Corwin, Ph.D.
Jennifer Koblinski, Ph.D.
Rebecca Martin, Ph.D.
Alberto Cano, Ph.D.
L. Ashley Cowart, Ph.D.
Tytus Bernas, Ph.D.
Massimo Bertino, Ph.D.
Jolene Windle, Ph.D.
- Clinical Pathology Research Services
- Cytogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory
- Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center - Bioinformatics
- Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center - Biostatistics Shared Resource
- Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center - Health Communications and Digital Innovations Shared Resource
- Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center - Health Equities and Disparities Research
- Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center - Proteomics Shared Resource
- Molecular Pathology NGS Services
- School of Nursing Behavioral Research Laboratory
- School of Pharmacy Bioanalytical Laboratory
- Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory
- Wright Center Biomedical Informatics Core
- Wright Center Clinical Research Unit
- Wright Center Collaborative Advanced Research Imaging
Accessing research resources at other Virginia research institutions and the Hunter McGuire VA Medical Center
VCU has entered into a reciprocal resource-sharing agreement with several other Virginia research universities and the Hunter McGuire VA Medical Center.
Adherence to the NIH Public Access Policy including assignment of PubMed Central (PMC) ID numbers is mandatory for those publications utilizing Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center affiliated shared resource cores and is strongly recommended for all other publications making use of VCU Core laboratories
MCC: Please cite usage by including the following language, “(service provided) was performed at the VCU (fill in a laboratory) core laboratory, which is supported, in part, by funding from the NIH-NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA016059).”
Cancer Mouse Models Core Laboratory
NCC: Please cite usage by including the following language, “Nanomaterials characterization was performed at the VCU Nanomaterials Characterization Core Laboratory, which is supported, in part, with funding from the NSF.”
CTSA: Please cite CRS usage by indicating, "Core laboratory services were provided by the VCU Clinical Research Services Core Laboratory, which is supported, in part, with funding from the NIH-NCATS (UL1TR002469)."
Suggested grant language
Refer to each of the core labs above for boilerplate language suitable for direct inclusion in your grant applications. Researchers are encouraged to contact individual core directors prior to inclusion of VCU cores on a grant application, especially if a large volume of work is contemplated. In some cases it may be appropriate to consider a component of salary support. Again, please seek guidance by contacting individual core directors.
Questions about core laboratories at VCU?
Paul Fawcett, Ph.D.
Director of research infrastructure
Core users must appropriately acknowledge the use of core resources in their publications. Please include the suggested citation language.