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Core Laboratories at Universidad Central del Caribe

This is a summary list of all core laboratories at Universidad Central del Caribe . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.

Biomedical Proteomic Facility


The mission of the UCC Biomedical Proteomic Facility (BPF) is to accelerate discovery by giving investigators access to cutting edge mass spectrometry. This facility focuses on understanding and elucidating the molecular mechanisms behind HIV-1, cancer, multiple sclerosis, substance abuse, neurocognitive disorders and on the development of biomarkers for early detection of diseases. BPF uses quantitative powerful proteomics approaches for both discovery and targeted proteomic analyses to understand global proteomic dynamics in a cell, tissue or organism. "

"The facility is open to all investigators on collaboration or a fee-for-service basis. User fees will be adjusted depending on demand and to keep costs competitive.

Data Management and Statistical Research Support Unit (DMSRSU)


The DMSRSU provides study design, data management, quality assurance, and statistical analysis support for UCC researchers. The DMSRSU has a strong infrastructure which includes the following subunits: Data Abstraction and Management; Data Entry; Quality Control; Data Analysis and Consultant; and Administrative and Computer Systems. Each of these subunits consists of experienced professionals readily available to assist researchers and to provide data management and statistical research support to investigators. In addition, the DMSRSU counts on a highly experienced and reliable consulting team.

HIV and Substance of Abuse Laboratory Core


The laboratory supports research in the areas of HIV/AIDS and substances of abuse. Specialized facilities are made available to researchers for scientific studies in fields of immunology, drugs of abuse, HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. The core lab provides researchers with assays for nucleic acids detection, virus genotyping, flow cytometric phenotyping, lymphocyte proliferation, cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic activity, cytokine and chemokine determinations, and drugs of abuse quantification.

Optical Imaging Facility


The facility offers microscope-based systems that allow the assessment of cellular responses, such as calcium signaling with fast temporal resolution. The facility offers
1) Confocal imaging services;
2) Brightfield, darkfield, phase contrast, Nomarski and epi-fluorescence imaging;
3) High spatial and temporal resolution imaging,
4) Collection of serial sections (Deconvolution capabilities) and
5) Morphometric analysis.

Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory


The TEM laboratory provides access to ultrastructural analysis of biological specimens via a Jeol 100 CX transmission electron microscope. The TEM is equipped with AMT 4 MP digital camera to facilitate image acquisition and 3D reconstruction from serial sections. In addition, to conventional EM procedures of in situ and cell culture specimens the laboratory also offers imunnogold labeling and the visualization of fluorescent dyes after photoconversion.

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