Research Core Facilities

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Biological Process Development Facility

Contact: Timothy Wei
Location: Othmer Hall 304B
Phone: (402) 472-2342

Biological Process Development Facility (BPDF) provides process research and development capabilities to transition biopharmaceuticals from discovery to Phase I/II clinical trial.

Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory

Contact: Gustavo Delhon
Location: Veterinary and Basic Science 203
Phone: (402) 472-8538

The BSL3 Laboratory provides the necessary environment and equipment for working with infections agents requiring a biosafety 3 level of containment.

Cell Development Facility

Contact: Deepak Rudrappa, Ph.D.
Location: E235 Beadle Center for Genetics
Phone: 402-472-8969

The Cell Development Facility is an experienced non-profit service provider at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We construct cell lines that make high-yield high-quality proteins to fulfill the needs of academic research laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, and diagnostic companies. We specialize in biotherapeutic proteins, antibodies, biosimilars, and VLPs

Center for Advanced Land Management and Information Technologies (CALMIT)

Contact: Bryan Leavitt
Location: Hardin Hall
Phone: (402) 472-8179

The CALMIT research center focuses on applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems.

Center for Applied Genomics and Ecology (CAGE)

Contact: Alison Mansfield
Location: Food Science 323
Phone: (402) 472-5575

The core specializes in high-throughput sequencing of 16s amplicons on titanium platform, complemented by high-throughput DNA extraction capacity and web-accesible client database.

Center for Biotechnology

Contact: Director, Daniel Schachtman
Location: Beadle Center E243
Phone: (402) 472-1448

The UNL Center for Biotechnology promotes research on all aspects of molecular life sciences research, leading to improvements in agriculture, health care and the environment.

Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior

Contact: Jennifer Nelson
Location: East Stadium
Phone: 402-472-0321

The Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) is an interdisciplinary research center that provides state-of-the-art brain imaging equipment and salivary bioscience services within its research core. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Facility features a Siemens Skyra 3 Tesla MRI scanner; capabilities for simultaneous use of a high-density electroencephalography (EEG) system and eye tracker; and an MRI simulator, which mimics the sounds and experience of an MRI scan to help prepare some populations, such as children, for a real MRI. The Salivary Bioscience Laboratory (SBL) is equipped to assay biospecimens, specifically saliva, for biomarkers of stress response and immune function.

Extreme Light Core Facility

Contact: Shouyuan Chen
Location: Behlen Laboratory
Phone: (402) 472-6038

Designed to provide cutting-edge technology to NU researchers from a range of disciplines including engineering, physics, medicine, etc. ELCF can offer researchers access to the novel capabilities of ultra-short pulses of high-peak power laser light.

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP)

Contact: Lynn Niemann and Debra Lambrecht
Location: Food Industry Complex 143
Phone: (402) 472-4484

FARRP takes a comprehensive approach working with and collaborating with research institutions, governmental authorities, consumer groups, and scientific societies around the globe to share our experience and knowledge to improve the safety of food products for consumers with food allergies and sensitivities.

Food Processing Center

Contact: Jayne Stratton
Location: Food Industry Complex 231
Phone: (402) 472-2829

The Food Processing Center offers comprehensive laboratory services for the analysis and evaluation of food products and ingredients. Our diverse facilities include microbiological, analytical, product development and sensory laboratories.

Holland Computing Center

Contact: David Swanson
Location: 118K Schorr Center (Lincoln); 152 PKI (Omaha)
Phone: 402-472-5006

The Holland Computing Center (HCC) boasts the fastest resources in the state of Nebraska at two locations: the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) at Omaha and the Schorr Center at UNL. Personnel based in each location assist users, engage students and researchers, and maintain systems. HCC provides such services to researchers associated with any campus of the University of Nebraska system. Many are available in a shared manner for free, but dedicated (reserved) arrangements are also available for a modest price.

Nano-Engineering Research Core Facility (NERCF)

Contact: Joseph Turner, DIRECTOR
Location: N213C Voelte-Keegan NanoScience Research Center, 855 N. 16th Street, Lincoln NE
Phone: (402) 472-1668

The Nano-Engineering Research Core Facility (NERCF) in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) was completed in Spring 2016. The goal of the NERCF is to create a centralized, shared-user core facility that houses the state-of-the-science research instrumentation necessary to position the UNL researchers at the forefront of global research efforts focused on advanced manufacturing of materials, nanostructures and nanodevices. The NERCF enhances research capacity and quality by providing in-house nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities open to use by faculty across the University of Nebraska system. Further, it is the intent of this facility to become a regional hub for nano-engineering. The equipment and operations are funded in part by the Nebraska Research Initiative and the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development. The mission of the NERCF is to advance materials manufacturing efforts within the university and the state of Nebraska.

Nebraska Bioenergy Facility

Contact: Karl Dana
Location: Beadle Center E236
Phone: (402) 472-8969

Providing research and development support related to bioenergy technology. The services of the NBF include molecular biology assays for DNA, RNA and Protein; Industrial enzyme analysis; microbial genetic engineering; Bioreactor studies for modeling scale-up; and Bioenergy metabolomics.

Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Contact: Shelli Krupicka
Location: Nanosciences Research Center N201
Phone: (402) 472-7886

NCMN is a multidisciplinary organization with over 75 faculty members from UNL and other University of Nebraska campuses. We are concerned with atomic manipulation, properties affected by nanoscale dimensions, self-assembly, ordered nanoarrays, quantum dots and wires, nanoelectronics, quantum computing, nanomechanics, nanooptics, molecular design, nanoelectro-mechanical systems, and nanobiological function and life sciences.

Nebraska Center for Virology

Contact: Danielle Shea
Location: Morrison Center 102A
Phone: (402) 472-4559

The Nebraska Center for Virology (NCV), a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), was formed in the fall of 2000 under the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.

Plant Phenotyping Facilities

Contact: Tala Awada
Location: NIC Greenhouse, Beadle Center, ARDC
Phone: (402) 472-7088

Transformative technologies in high-throughput plant phenotyping platforms offer the opportunity to integrate proximal remote sensing and imaging measurements of intricate morphological and functional characteristics of plants. This integration is of paramount importance in the quest to link phenomics to genomic expression, optimize yields, achieve crop efficiencies (e.g., water, nutrient, and photosynthetic), understand resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, and develop biomass for bioenergy and other valuable traits in plants. This investment in cutting-edge instrumentation and supporting infrastructure for plant phenotyping builds on existing programmatic expertise at UNL across the plant sciences including areas of plant and landscape phenotyping, and aligns with capacity growth initiatives in these and related areas in IANR. Investments were made in three facilities: the HTS Lemnatec Chamber System for small plants located at the Beadle Center; the Lemnatec 3D High Throughput Scanalyzer for plants up to 2.5 m tall at the NIC Greenhouse; and the Spidercam Field Phenotyping Facility on 1 acre land at ARDC.

Redox Biology Center

Contact: Hannah Kahler
Location: Beadle Center N146
Phone: (402) 472-3173

The Redox Biology Center (RBC) is organized as a broad-based interdisciplinary and multi-institutional entity involving researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (UNMC).

Research Instrumentation NMR Facility

Contact: Martha Moton
Location: Hamilton Hall 834B
Phone: (402) 472-6255

The Research Instrumentation Facility (RIF) in the department of Chemistry is equipped with a wide variety of instrumentation for chemical analysis including NMR, optical spectroscopy, thermal analysis and GC-MS.

SBSRC Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility

Contact: Mindy Anderson-Knott
Location: 234 Whittier Research Building
Phone: 402-472-7670

The Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility, part of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC), provides state-of-the-art methodological support and services that promote and sustain excellence in the social and behavioral sciences. The facility includes service units that support innovative approaches to sample design, data collection, analysis, and evaluation in a collaborative environment of transdisciplinary research.

The Biomedical and Obesity Research Core (BORC)

Location: Leverton Hall Lower Level
Phone: 402-472-4243

The Biomedical and Obesity Research Core (BORC) is the major shared research facility at UNL campus which offers state-of-the-art services to promote biomedical research in the area of molecular and cell biology, obesity, metabolism and cancer. The BORC has diverse facilities including analytical and phenotypical measures of live cells and small animals, metabolic chemistry analysis and all kind of molecular biology assays and techniques.

Water Sciences Laboratory

Contact: Daniel Snow
Location: Water Sciences Laboratory 202
Phone: (402) 472-7539

The mission of the Water Sciences Laboratory is to support environmental and water related research by providing technical services and expertise in analytical and isotopic methods.