The Research Cores at Roger Williams Medical Center are dedicated to developing and providing state-of-the-art research resources to facilitate biomedical research. The Research Cores are comprised of six distinct facilities:
Flow Cytometry Core
The Flow Cytometry Core facility is dedicated to advancing research projects requiring cell sorting and/or analysis of cell populations by flow cytometry. The core offers training on and access to shared-use instrumentation for analytical flow cytometry, services for fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as technical consultation and support on experimental design, execution, and data analysis.
The Imaging Core Facility provides technical and logistical access for fixed and live-cell fluorescence imaging via visual and digital fluorescent microscopes. This core also offers the ability to visualize fluorescent and bioluminescent markers in live animals via an IVIS imager.
The molecular core offers the capability of performing PCR analysis, quantitative real-time PCR analysis, and digital gel documentation.
GMP Production Facility
The Cell Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy GMP facility support the manufacture of investigational new drug (IND) products for principal investigators under FDA rules and regulations.
Tissue Bank Core
The Tissue Repository Core (TRC) is designed to facilitate translational cancer research by procuring and storing diseased and normal control tissues, with the associated clinical data, for RWMC investigators and outside clients.
Animal Services Core
The Animal Care Facility is fully maintained, certified, and is supervised by a certified veterinarian, and our Office of Research Administration.
These facilities are available on a fee-for-service basis to the entire Roger Williams research community, as well as others not affiliated with the medical center. A description of each core, the usage fees, and scheduling calendars can be reviewed by clicking on the appropriate links to the right.
For more information, contact:
John W. Morgan, Ph.D.
Core Facilities Manager
Roger Williams Medical Center
825 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02908