Core Facilities and Equipment at Florida Institutions

 

Institution Name Name of Core POC Details
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Engineering & Technology core Gabe Alsenas Tools for engineering projects

75, 300, 600KHz RDI Workhorse ADCPs
6 MHz Nortek Velocimeter
150 KHz RDI Ocean Surveyor small vessel transect ADCP
SeaBird 9 plus CTD with several sensors and coaxial electro-mechanical cable
Benthos acoustic modems & releases
LinkQuest acoustic modem pair
Biosonics split-beam acoustic system
XBT Launcher
R/V Ocean Power
R/V Lee
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Engineering & Technology core Gabe Alsenas Senior and project engineers assist in developing and completing projects

Project Design
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Water Analysis Tara Root High resolution, high sensitivity and high stability ICP-OES spectrometer

J.Y. Horiba Ultima 2 ICP-OES
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Water Analysis Tara Root Automatic sample testing of environmental samples, including water, soil etc.

SEAL AQ2 Discrete Analyzer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Water Analysis Tara Root Liquid and vapor measurements

Picarro L2120-I water isotope analyzer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Biostatistics Core Katherine Freeman-Costin Statistics services

various statistics services
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Anni Vuorenkoski Dalgleish Custom polarization sensitive scattering meter

Environmental Particle Distribution
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Mingshun Jiang Light weight undulating tow vehicle for water column survey

Acrobat, Seascience
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Amy Wright NMR spectrometer

JEOL ECA 600 MHz NMR, Sequoia
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Amy Wright LC-MS Low resolution

Thermo Finigan LTQ MS
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Amy Wright Prep HPLC with MS and Pda detection

Preparative HPLC, Waters Corp
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Amy Wright HPLC with PDA detection

Analytical Semi-prep HPLC, Hitachi
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Amy Wright Flash chromatography system

Combiflash RFx4 , Isco Teledyne
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Marty Riche Elemental analyzer

ICP-OES, Perkin Elmer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Marty Riche UHPLC

UHPLC, Thermo Scientific
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Marty Riche GC-MS

GC-MS, Perkin-Elmer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Jim Sullivan Spectro Flourometer
Spectro-photometer
Volume Scattering Meters
Spectro-radiometers
spectral backscattering sensors
Lisst particle analyser
Dual-magnification in situ holography system (HOLOCAM)
rosette bottle sampling systems , Seabird-scientific, SBE-32C
SUNA NO3/NO2 sensor, Seabird Scientific
Coulter Counter, Beckman
Flow Cytometer BD Accuri C6, BD Biosciences
Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometry (FRRF), Satlantic FIRe, Sea-bird Scientific
Flourescent Microscope, Nikon Eclipse Ni
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Jim Sullivan Measurement of conductivity, temperature, depth

CTD, Sea-bird Scientific SBE-49
CTD, Sea-bird Scientific, SBE-25
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Frasier Dalgleish Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Wave glider, Liquid Robotics
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) HBOI Frasier Dalgleish Buoyancy-driven autonomous underwater vehicle

Spray Glider, Bluefin Robotics
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Biology Rod Murphey Confocal system; 32 channel miltianode PMT; 40 mW multiline Argon; 561nm diode; 405nm; 638nm

Confocal Microscope, Nikon Instruments
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Ram Narayanan Blotting, microarrays

Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, Typhoon 9410
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences Rhona Frankel (Scott Kelso) 3D behavior capture system; 35 ft range, temporal resolution 2000 Hz 

Vicon, MX8 camera
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Lyndon West 6120MSD for LC/MS analysis & mass-based fraction collection for compound purification.

LC-MS-HPLC System, Agilent Technologies
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Andrew Terentis Horiba Jobin LabRam800
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields Microwave-assisted peptide synthesizer

CEM Liberty Blue
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields Spectropolarimeter with temperature control unit

Jasco J810
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

Microflex LT, Bruker
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields Cell-imaging multi-mode plate reader

Citation 3, Biotek
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields Microplate reader

Synergy H1, BioTek
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields HPLC w/diode array, fluorescence, and UV/vis detectors

Agilent Technologies 1200 HPLC
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Gregg Fields HPLC w/diode array detector and fraction collectors

Agilent Technologies 1200 HPLC
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Predrag Cudic Peptide synthesizer

Ggyros Protein Technologies P53
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Predrag Cudic RP-HPLC system

Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity
Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity II
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Predrag Cudic Flash and preparative chromatography system

CombiFlesh Rf+ Teledyne Isco
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Mare Cudic Microplate reader

Epoch BioTech
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Mare Cudic Multi-mode plate reader

Citation 5, BioTek
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Mare Cudic Microcalorimeter

PEAQ-ITC, Malvern
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Mare Cudic Automated peptide synthesizer

Protein Technologies P53
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Mare Cudic HPLC

Agilent Technologies 1260 Infinity
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell 400 MHz NMR

Mercuryplus, Varian
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell 500 MHz NMR

Inova 500, Varian
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer

Voyager de pro, Applied Biosystems
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell Linear ion trap mass spectrometer

LTQXL Thermofisher
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell Spectropolarimeter with temperature control unit

Jasco J81-
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell GC-FID

Clarus 580, Perkin Elmer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Science, Chemistry Floyd Russell GC-MS

Turbomass, Perkin Elmer
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz 60,000-pound capacity with pressure transducer weighing

Tinius Olsen
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz Multipurpose, servohydraulic testing systems for static & dynamic tests

Material Testing System MTS 810
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz 11,240 lb capacity tension compression

Hydraulic pressure tester Tinius Olsen 314Q
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz 400 kips

Compression testing machine, Gilson
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz These are 3D printers designed for fast prototyping on a small scale. Using PLA, they allow small

Monoprice 3D printers
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz This 3D printer is a versatile machine printing in almost any filamented material. One of the highest rated desktop 3D printers on the market with heated bed, cooled nozzles and running open source Cura slicer

Ultimaker, 3D printers
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz The Form 2 by formlabs is a 2nd generation SLA printer featuring galvanometer projection technology for perfect surface finishes. Along with formlabs wide selection of SLA resins cartridges, this printer is perfect for projects that need precise details.

Form 2 3D printers
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz This 3D printing pen has an external power supply, lcd display and easy functionality buttons to help the user with loading and unloading filament. Useful in applications that need free hand printing.

3D printing pen RP-700A
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz 6L Ultrasonic cleaning bath with integrated 200W heater. Has built in exhaust valve for draining tank

Vevor Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz Desktop cloud based PCB printer / conductive paste dispencer / pick and place can help create quick turn PCBs. This machine can print PCBs on a variety of materials including kapton, RF4 and transparencies.

BotFactory Squink
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering Hassan Mahfuz This manual pick and place features a X/Y guiding system for precision placement of smt parts. It also features a 360° spinning placement head with changeable tips and an integrated pneumatic solder paste dispenser.

Manncorp SMT Place 2000
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) SeaTech Richard Granata high/low vacuum, ESEM

FEI Qanta 200 SEM
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Cell Imaging Core Jana Boerner Confocal microscopes

Nikon A1R Confocal Microscope with Laser TIRF on TI-E inverted microscope
Nikon C1si Confocal System on Eclipse 90i Upright Microscope
Nikon N-SIM E Super-Resolution System with A1+ Confocal Microscope on the Eclipse Ti2 inverted microscope
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Cell Imaging Core Jana Boerner Multiphoton 

Nikon A1R Multiphoton with FN1 Upright Microscope
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Cell Imaging Core Jana Boerner Fluorescence microscope

Keyence BZ-X710 All-in-one Fluroescence Microscope
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Human Imaging Core Marian Mirsky Biometrics, switched-pulse dual energy (100KVp/140kVp)

Hologic DXA Discovery Model A scanner
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)     GE Lunar IDXA Scanner
biometrics
Florida International University (FIU) Advanced Mass Spectroscopy Faciltity (AMSF) Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Director 305-348-6656 The Mass Spectrometry Facility provides researchers and students with expertise in mass spectrometry methodology and instrumentation. 

LDI MS Training
MALDI Training
Liquid Chromatography
Mass Spectrometry Training
Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Training 
MALDI Top-Down Sequencing Analysis
Training LDI MS/MS
Florida International University (FIU) Advanced Material Engineering Research Institute (AMERI) Dr. Arvind Agarwal, Director 305-348-1651 AMERI provides analytical instrumentation, materials characterization and micro/nano process and device development laboratories to support the development and characterization of new materials over the continuum from the nanoscale to bulk materials.

Ebeam Lithography
TEM
SEM
FIB
Analytical Services
PECVD
Florida International University (FIU) Animal Care Facility (ACF) Dr. Horatiu V. Vinerean, Director 305-348-7408 The ACF, part of the Office of Laboratory Animal Research, ensures the humane care and use of animals in biomedical research and teaching.  The facility provides assistance to research personnel and investigators on usage, procurement and general handling and care of animals.

Training
Veterinarian Professional Services
Technician Professional Servces
Anesthesia Machine for Rent
Florida International University (FIU) Aquarius Reef Base Underwater Laboratory Dr. James Fourqurean, Director 305-348-4084 Aquarius provides scientists with the opportunity to conduct crucial research covering a variety of areas including water quality, coral reef biology, ecology and physiology, long-term ocean monitoring, restoration science, ocean acidification, and global climate change.

Saturation Diving
1-ATA Operations
Dayboat and Support
Operations
Undersea Laboratory Missions
Technology Development consultations
Facility usage for auxiliary training programs
Florida International University (FIU) CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Dr. Todd Crowl, Director 305-348-8402 The CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE) addresses the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to man-made and natural stressors in South Florida’s aquatic environments.

Data analysis/Data reduction
Instrument Access
Method Development
Soil TC/TN
Soil TP
TOC & DOC
Florida International University (FIU) Center for Imaging Science MRI Control Room: 305-348-2089
CIS Reception Area: 305-348-3213
The CIS includes a research-dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility that supports a 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma.

MRI Scan
MRI Read
Florida International University (FIU) EH & S Dive Safety 305-348-2621 The FIU Diving & Boating Safety Office supports research by providing classroom and aquatic training in accident prevention and management in the aquatic and marine environment.

CPR/First aid/ AED Training
Oxygen Provider Training
Scientific Diver Training
Recompression Chamber Supervisor
Diving Medical Technician Training
Equipment Service Regulator Annual
Florida International University (FIU) Field Operations Center (FOC) Rafael Gonzalez-Collazo 305-348-4240 The Field Operations Center (FOC) maintains and schedules a fleet of eleven vehicles, five airboats and twelve saltwater boats.

Large Marine Boat
Medium Marine Boat
Unmanned Surface Vessel
Airboat
Small Marine Boat
Simrad EK60_120khz Transceiver
Florida International University (FIU) Forensic and Analytical Toxicology Facility (FATF) Dr. Anthony P. DeCaprio, Director 305-348-2195 The FATF provides state-of-the-art research, training, continuing education, and analytical services in forensic and clinical toxicology to researchers, faculty, and graduate students at FIU and other academic institutions and to law enforcement agencies within the U.S. and abroad.

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Screening
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) low resolution (QQQ)
LC/MS High Resolution (QTOF)
Sample Preparation (Liquid Liquid Extraction (LLE) or Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)
Method Development
Training and Laboratory Demos
Florida International University (FIU) Forensic DNA Profiling Center Dr. DeEtta Mills, Director 305-348-7410 The Forensic DNA Profiling Facility provides teaching, research and service support for DNA profile (fragment) analyses.

Equine DNA Typing
Pipette calibration
Equine DNA Typing
Microbial screening of DUI Blood
Cannabis DNA Typing
Presumptive Species ID
Florida International University (FIU) Periphyton Analysis Laboratory Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Director
305-302-2716
305-348-6145
305-348-7286
The Periphyton (Algae) Analysis Center focuses on how algae regulate the dynamics of ecosystems and how changes in the abundance of algae species can be used to diagnose sources of environmental change.

Wet lab pre-processing
Biomass analysis
Preparation of samples for external analysis
Environmental measurements
Diatom Species Composition
Soft algae species composition
Florida International University (FIU) Plant Tissue & Sedim Laboratory (PSAL) Dr. Piero Gardinali, Director 305-348-3095 The Plant Tissue and Soil Analysis Laboratory (PSAL) provides teaching, research, and service support for the analysis of plant and soil elements using state-of-the-art analytical equipment and techniques.

Run only Phosphorus content
Weighed and Run Phosphorus content
Fulled Prepped and Run Phosphorus content
Run only Carbon and Nitrogen content
Weighed and Run Carbon and Nitrogen content
Fulled Prepped and Run Carbon and Nitrogen content
Florida International University (FIU) Soil & Sediment Laboratory Dr. Piero Gardinali, Director 305-348-3095 The Soils and Sediment Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SBL) specializes in the extraction and analysis of chemical components from soil/sediments and soil/sediment pore water.

Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients
Total Phosphorus in porewater / surface water
Total Phosphorus in Soil, Sediment, or Tissue
Total Carbon and Nitrogen in Soil, Sediment or Tissue
Complex Extraction
Enzyme Assays (MUF-P, -C, -N, -S)
Florida International University (FIU) Stable Isotope Laboratory Mark Kershaw, Lab Manager 305-348-1588 The Stable Isotope Laboratory (SIL) is a full service stable isotope facility specializing in biogeochemistry.

Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope duel Analysis
Individual Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope
Compound Specific Carbon Isotope Analysis
Compound Specific Hydrogene Isotope Analysis
Oxygen Isotope Analysis for Organic and Inorganic Compounds
Decarbonation Processing
Florida International University (FIU) Trace Evidence Analysis Facility Dr. Jose R. Almirall, Facility Director 305-348-3917 The Trace Evidence Analysis Facility (TEAF) assists faculty and student esearch with state of the art instrumentation. The TEAF also provides technical expertise, training and services to the forensic science and more general analytical sciences communities.

Elemental analysis by HR-ICP-MS
Specialized training and method development
Elemental analysis by HR-ICP-MS WO
Forensic training and laboratory demos
Elemental analysis by ICP-MS (standard solution mode, quadrupole)
Elemental analysis by ICP-OES (solution based)
Florida International University (FIU) NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Dr. Arindam Chowdhury, Director 305-348-2824 The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility was funded by NSF to be a national facility that enables researchers to better understand wind effects on civil infrastructure systems and to prevent wind hazards from becoming community disasters. WOW is powered by a combined 12-fan system capable of repeatable testing in up to 157 mph wind speeds through its flow management system.

WoW Research Facility time
WoW personnel time dedicated to supplemental pre-testing setup
WOW personnel time dedicated to supplemental post-testing setup
Florida State University (FSU) Analytical Lab and Research Facility Margaret Seavy
Dano Fiore (850) 644-5444
The Analytical Lab and Research Facility incorporates state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for performing biological analyses, developing methods to aid in research, and training faculty and graduate students in equipment operation and research techniques.

 
Florida State University (FSU) The Biological Science Imaging Resource Dano Fiore The Biological Science Imaging Resource is a well-equipped, multidisciplinary facility incorporating modern technologies in imaging and analysis. Faculty and students university wide as well as outside users have access to a variety of equipment for use in their research. 

 
Florida State University (FSU) DNA Sequencing Facility Steve Miller The DNA Sequencing Facility offers sequencing and fragment analysis services using an Applied Biosystems 3730 Genetic Analyzer with Capillary Electrophoresis. DNA sequencing chemistries are performed using Big-Dye terminator chemistry on double or single stranded DNA and PCR products. They also offer Next Generation Sequencing utilizing an Illumina MiSeq. 

 
Florida State University (FSU) Hybridoma Facility Dano Fiore The Hybridoma Facility provides the expertise and assistance necessary for the production of monoclonal antibodies. 

 
Florida State University (FSU) Molecular Cloning Facility Dano Fiore The Molecular Cloning Facility provides expertise and assistance in designing and implementing molecular biology techniques.

 
Florida State University (FSU) Protein Expression Facility (PEF) Joan Hare The primary purpose of the PEF is to facilitate the large scale expression of recombinant proteins in eucaryotic cells.

WAVE bioreactor
BelloCell bioreactor
Florida State University (FSU) Genomics and Personalized Medicine Daniel Vera The Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (CGPM) at Florida State University aims to enable research programs by providing consulting, data analysis support, and training for research projects with genomic components.

 
Florida State University (FSU) Translational Science Core Roger Mercer This core houses several instruments for proteomic and nucleic acid analyses.

LTQ
MALDI-TOF
Off-Gel Fractionator
BioAnalyzer
Synapt G2 HDMS
Orbitrap
Xevo TQS
Illumina HiSeq 2500
Florida State University (FSU) Histology/Molecular Laboratories   Cryostat
Microtome
Vibratome
Ultra-microtome
Nanodrop
Biorad thermal cycler
Scintillation counter
Gamma counter
Fluorescence and Stereo investigator equipped microscope
Lase Capture Microdissection
X-ray film processor
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, DC Field Facility Tim Murphy The facility contains 14 resistive magnet cells connected to a 56 megawatt DC power supply and 15,000 square feet of cooling equipment to remove the heat generated by the magnets. The facility also includes several superconducting magnets operating at millikelvin temperatures. Among these instruments are several record holders, including the 45-tesla hybrid magnet, which offers scientists the strongest continuous magnetic field in the world. This facility is available through a peered reviewed application process.

 
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility (ICR)  Chris Hendrickson The facility features Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometers for chemical biological, environmental, and petrochemical applications.  This facility has the highest field ICR magnet available in the world as well as featuring world record mass resolving power.  The facilities combined with custom software allows users to solve problems involving complex mixtures.  This facility is available through a peered reviewed application process.

 
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Electron Magnetic Resonance Facility (EMR)  Steve Hill EPR/ESR has proven an indispensable tool in a large range of applications in physics, materials science, chemistry and biology, including studies of impurity states, molecular clusters, antiferromagnetic, ferromagnetic and thin film compounds, natural or induced radicals, optically excited paramagnetic states, electron spin-based quantum information devices, transition-metal based catalysts; and for structural and dynamical studies of metallo-proteins, spin-labeled proteins and other complex bio-molecules and their synthetic models. This facility is available through a peered reviewed application process.

 
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Nucear Magnetic Resonance Facility (NMR) Tim Cross This facility provides unique magnets, equipment and expert scientific support with advanced capabilities for technique and instrumentation development. About 20 spectrometers and scanners are available for use with an array of solid state, solution state, MRI/S (animal and human), MR microscopy and diffusion capabilities and techniques. This facility is available through a peered reviewed application process.

 
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Magnet Science and Technology (MS&T) Mark Bird The division builds systems for the MagLab and works with industry to develop the technology to improve high-field magnet manufacturing capabilities. The division's highly experienced engineers push the state of the art beyond what is currently available in high field magnet systems through research and development. The division also contracts with other institutions to design one-of-a-kind magnet systems; MagLab technology has been adopted by some 20 labs worldwide.

 
Florida State University (FSU) National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) David Larbalestier The ASC advances the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications. We do this by investigating low temperature and high temperature materials through our research grants and through our collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. We continually educate post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students by our research and public service.

 
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Cell Therapy Core Sara Tavakoli The Cell Therapy Core provides expertise in
processing of cells from primary tissues, expansion
and differentiation of cells including immune and stem
cells, genetic modification of cells by viral vectors, and
development of cell based therapy products, among
other services.

 
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Flow Cytometry Sara Tavakoli The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides researchers
with sophisticated methods and instrumentation in flow
cytometry, for the fluorescence analysis and preparative
sorting of both human and mouse cells to the BSL-2
plus level.

 
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Genomics Core Facility (GCF) Sara Tavakoli The GCF provides access to sophisticated technologies for
the study of functional genomics with a focus on
rapid run next-generation sequencing (NGS) on
Illumina’s NextSeq 500 platform and direct multiplexed
measurement of gene expression using NanoString’s
novel digital color-coded barcode technology on
the nCounter Analysis System.

 
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Imaging Sara Tavakoli The NSU Imaging Core Facility provides users
with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation and
microscopy training. The principal assets of the core
consist of the following: a confocal microscope (Zeiss
LSM 880 with Airyscan), an Inverted automated imaging
system (Life Technologies EVOS) and a High-content
screening platform (CellInsight CX7).

 
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Vivarium Sara Tavakoli The state-of-the-art Vivarium Core is outfitted with
Tecniplast greenline IVC cages. Each room is equipped
with temperature, humidity and light controls.

 
University of Central Florida (UCF) MicroDevice Prototyping Facility (Cleanroom) Cathryn Anderson
Email
Photolithography
Metal Deposition and Lift Off
Materials Growth
Dry Etching
Characterization
Other Device Processing Tools
University of Central Florida (UCF) MicroDevice Prototyping Facility (Cleanroom) Leonid Chernyak Chronos Cathodoluminescence Electron Microscope
University of Central Florida (UCF) Materials Characterization Karen Glidewell
Email
Physical Electronics
X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
XRD #1 Basic Diffraction
XRD #2 Environmental Diffraction
XRD #3 Thin Film Diffraction
Scanning Probe Microsopy - Molecular Imaging
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy
Ultramicrotomy
Scanning Electron Microscopy
Confocal Scanning Microscope
Micro-Raman Spectometer
Transmission Electron Microscope
University of Central Florida (UCF) Materials Characterization Nina Orlovskaya Thermal Mechanical Spectroscopic System
University of Central Florida (UCF) Advanced Microfabrication Facility (AMF) Karen Glidewell
Ed Dein
Pattern Generator
EVG 620 Dual sided mask aligner
AutoGlow Plasma Asher
LFE Barrel Asher
Nanonex NEX2500 Nano-Imprinter
Quintel Mask Aligner
Tamarak Contact Printer
MJB -3 Mask Aligners
AJA Six-Gun Sputtering System
AJA Three-Gun Sputtering System
AJA 2-Gun, 10 Pocket E-Beam System with Ion-Assist Source
CHA E-Beam Evaporation
EVG 510 Wafer Bonder
Plasma Technology - RIE
Edwards Filament Evaporator
Cryo Filament Evaporation
Cryo Small Single Sputtering
J.A. Woollam Spectral Ellipsometer
Rudolph Ellipsometer
Signatone 8" Four Point Probe
Magnetron Four Point Probe
Keithley CF System
HP 4145B Transistor Analyzer
HP 4192LF Impedance Analyzer
DC Probe Station
Tektronix Curve Tracers
VEECO-Interferometric Profiler
Alpha Step Profilometer
Nikon Measurement Microscope
Nikon Inspection Microscope
Micro-Positioner
Micropositioner - 6 Axis
Mini-Brute 4" Phosphorus and Boron Diffusion furnaces
Exhaust hoods, wet processing benches, including RCA-1 & 2 cleans, TMAH silicon etch, and chemical metal etching
Isotemp Programmable Furnace
Mini-Brute 4" wet and dry silicon oxidation furnaces
University of Central Florida (UCF) Nanophotonics Systems Fabrication Facility James Ross Temescal metallization
Shuttleline ICP-RIE
Leica e-beam lithography system
Karl Suss UV aligner
Veeco Surface profilometer
RTP 600S annealer
Flip-Chip bonder
Wire bonder
Wafer scriber and cleaver
Atomic force microscope
Optical Microscope
Plasma de-scum
Si Tube furnace
III-V oxidation furnace
Leybold dielectric thin film deposition
Cary Spectra-Photometer and Microscope
University of Central Florida (UCF) Nanophotonics Systems Fabrication Facility Eric Van Stryland Nonlinear Optical Spectrometer
University of Central Florida (UCF) Nanophotonics Systems Fabrication Facility Axel Schulzgen Refractive index profiler
University of Central Florida (UCF) Optoelectronic Fabrication Cleanroom Patrick LiKamwa Suss MJB-4 aligner
Plasma-Therm 790 RIE/ PECVD
Edwards thermal evaporator, along with a bonder, a scriber and microscope
University of Central Florida (UCF) Optoelectronic Fabrication Cleanroom Sasan Fathpour Nanoimprinter Lithography Tool
University of Central Florida (UCF) Scanning Electron Microscope Facility Masahiro Ishigami Vega SBH SEM (tungsten filament scanning electron microscope
University of Central Florida (UCF) Zygo Facility Martin Richardson Zygo NewView 6300 scanning white light and optical phase-shifting Interferometer
University of Central Florida (UCF) CREOL Machine Shop Richard Zotti Sharp LMV milling machines
16-50G lathe
University of Central Florida (UCF) Biomedical Sciences CORE Facility Richard Zotti FACS Canto II
FACS Aria
Ultraview Confocal Microscope
Zeiss
University of Central Florida (UCF) Biomolecular Research Annex Core Thomas Andl Lecia Sp5 Confocal
Leica DMi8
Biotek Synergy Multimode Plate Reader H1
BioRad PMI personal molecular imager
Beckman Coulter Avanti J-25 centrifuge
Beckman Coulter LS6500 Scintillation Counter
University of Central Florida (UCF) Biomolecular Science Center Main Campus Core Li-Mei Chen Flow cytometer
Bio-Plex® 200 System
SpetraMax® i3x Multi-Mode Detection System
EnVision Multilabel Reader
Fast Real-time PCR System
Nanodrop
Agilent Bioanalyzer
LI-COR Odyssey Imaging System
Personal Molecular Imager™ System
Leica Tissue Processor
Leica Tissue Embedding StationEG1160
Microm Microtome
Microm Cryostat Microtome
University of Central Florida (UCF) Flow Cytometry Core at Lake Nona Alicja Copik Beckman Coulter CytoFlex
BD FACSCanto II Analyzer
BD FACS Aria II Sorter
University of Central Florida (UCF) Imaging Core at Lake Nona Alicja Copik Zeiss Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope
Perkin Elmer Ultraview Live Imaging System
Perkin Elmer
University of Florida (UF) Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS) Angie Fuhr AMRIS is a state-of-the-art NMR facility for high-resolution solution NMR, solid-state NMR, microimaging, animal imaging, and human imaging. There are currently nine spectrometer systems, including a 750 MHz wide bore, an 11 T/40 cm bore horizontal animal imaging magnet, and two 3T human systems.

 
University of Florida (UF) Animal Care Services ACS Animal Care Services provides oversight for the care and well-being of all animals used for research, teaching, and testing at the University of Florida. ACS maintains AAALAC accredited animal housing facilities and provides animal husbandry services, veterinary care, training, and technical services to UF researchers and instructors.

Mouse Models Core
University of Florida (UF) Bioinformatics ICBR The Bioinformatics core provides services and expertise on experiment design and analysis of large-scale data sets acquired from next-generation sequencing, gene expression, and mass-spectrometry analytical technologies.

 
University of Florida (UF) Cell & Tissue Analysis Core (CTAC) Email The CTAC maintains high-end instrumentation as well as standard microscopy systems for the acquisition and analysis of bright field, ultrasonic, intravital, fluorescent, and bioluminescent data from both in vitro and in vivo experimental models. The Histology Self-Serve Lab houses several Histology instruments for hands-on access, as well as the ability to process and paraffin-infiltrate your fixed tissues.

In vitro imaging
In vivo imaging
Histology Self-Serve
University of Florida (UF) Cytometry ICBR The Cytometry core provides a variety of tools and expertise for cellular measurements.

 
University of Florida (UF) Electron Microscopy Core Facility Email This facility provides consultation, service, teaching, and access to equipment to investigators that wish to incorporate ultrastructural studies in their research program.

 
University of Florida (UF) Gene Expression & Genotyping Gene Expression
Genotyping
The Gene Expression service provides state-of-the-art technical services and consultation on Affymetrix and Agilent gene expression arrays and miRNA arrays, RNA-seq libraries (low and high-throughput using the Agilent Bravo robot), sequence capture libraries, and up-to-date gene expression analysis methods, allowing scientists to be on the cutting edge of research.

 
University of Florida (UF) Molecular Pathology Core Email MPC is a comprehensive histology and microscopy facility for paraffin and frozen blocks and for all aspects of specimen collection, preparation, fixation, processing, staining, and analysis.

Leica LMD7000
University of Florida (UF) Monoclonal Antibody Email The Monoclonal Antibody core develops new mouse monoclonal antibodies for investigators to use in basic and applied research.

 
University of Florida (UF) NextGen DNA Sequencing Email The NextGen DNA Sequencing Core provides high quality, massively parallel, high-throughput sequencing services covering a broad range of applications for biological research.

 
University of Florida (UF) Powell Gene Therapy Center (PGTC) Email The PGTC has been instrumental in the development of newer, safer agents for the delivery of therapeutic genes to patients with genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency. New programs will extend the use of the harmless virus, called AAV, that is used as a carrier for therapeutic genes to the study of other genetic disorders.

Vector Core Lab
Human Application Lab
Toxicology Core
University of Florida (UF) Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Email Protein Biomarkers provides a variety of services related to biomarker discovery, such as protein abundance analysis using gel-based 2 -D Fluorescence Difference Gel Electrophoresis,  protein separation using 1-D or regular 2-D gel electrophoresis and Western blotting; 2-D gel-based phosphor protein and glycoprotein profiling.
Mass Spectrometry provides a variety of services related to protein fractionation, qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry analysis, de novo protein sequencing and protein database searching.

 
University of Florida (UF) Stereotactic Radiosurgery Lab Frank Bova The RadioSurgery/Biology Lab contains a computer-controlled six Mev linear accelerator for use in cerebrovascular, cancer and fundamental cell and molecular research.

 
University of North Florida (UNF) Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF) Paul Eason MSERF offers a variety of materials characterization and testing methodologies, giving users the ability to explore the structure-processing-property relationships of materials. Our partnerships with Tescan, Oxford and Shimadzu afford a variety of materials, characterization methods and techniques.

MIRA3 FE-SEM
VEGA3 SEM
Oxford Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
Oxford Electron Backscatter Diffractometry
Shimadzu UV3600
Shimadzu AIM 9000