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.

Sub Facilities:

Analytical Methods Laboratory
Fermentation Development Laboratory
Protein Purification Development Laboratory

Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Biomedicine (BM3) Instrumentation Facility

Contact: Alexander Gopenko
Location: Walter Scott 126B
Phone: (402) 472-2466

Our mission is to support interdisciplinary research in the areas embracing biomechanics, biomaterials and biomedicine (the BM3) engineering. The BM3 provides engineering faculty and their collaborators access to the critical research infrastructure that typically lies beyond the reach of an individual or small team of faculty in targeted interdisciplinary areas. The BM3 is intended to support the advancement of all College of Engineering faculty having interests in bio-engineering research, and will not be constrained to any particular department or group. We are making every effort to make these techniques available and affordable to anyone interested. The long term goal of the BM3 is to serve as a focal point for collaboration between engineering faculty and researchers in applied fields, such as human and veterinary medicine, dentistry, and pharmaceutics, and will seek to catalyze collaborative opportunities through networking activities.

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.

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: Barbara Gnirk
Location: Beadle Center N300
Phone: (402) 472-2635

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.

Sub Facilities:

Bioinformatics Core Research Facility (BCRF)
Genomics Core Research Facility
Morrison Microscopy Core Research Facility
Nebraska Center for Mass Spectrometry
Plant Transformation Core Research Facility
Protein Core Facility

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.

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.

Sub Facilities:

Electron Microscopy
Materials Preparation
Mechanical and Materials Characterization
Scanning Probe Microscopy
X-Ray Structural Characterization

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.

Sub Facilities:

Flow Cytometry

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).

Sub Facilities:

Macromolecular Crystallography Laboratory
Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility
Spectroscopy and Biophysics Core

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.

Survey, Statistics and Psychometrics (SSP)

Contact: Mindy Anderson-Knott
Location: 107 Benton Hall
Phone: (402) 472-7218

The SSP provides consultation, referrals, and workshops on survey research, statistical, and psychometric applications to support research initiatives. The SSP is designed to work across disciplinary and institutional boundaries to help identify, support, and promote interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty at University of Nebraska institution.

The Biomedical and Obesity Research Core (BORC)

Contact: Aktar Ali
Location: Leverton Hall Lower Level
Phone: 214-715-6540

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.