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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits — where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers.

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

As a leading-edge public research university, we're inspired to explore humanity's most fundamental questions - about science, medicine, the arts, and business. Our faculty includes members of esteemed national academies, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, White House Champions of Change, and celebrated thought leaders in numerous disciplines. We are leading projects that will change how we see the world, such as the OSIRIS-REx mission, which will scoop samples from a near-Earth asteroid in 2020.

Core Facilities at The University of Arizona

At The University of Arizona we have a diverse collection of core facilities. These facilities possess technical capabilities cutting across a wide range of disciplines, and are available for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. Providing the academic and business communities access to the latest hi-tech instrumentation, as well as experienced, professional staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data. We are confident this site will enable you to find the UA core that will meet your scientific needs.


Core facilities, research institutes and centers at the University of Arizona play key roles in advancing and maintaining excellence in shared scholarship, and the creation of new knowledge. Core facilities ensure that UA researchers are at the forefront of their fields, and that they have the greatest possible impact:

  1. in answering significant research questions;
  2. in graduate and undergraduate training and education, and;
  3. on economic development, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Core facilities promote synergism and are intended to be places where new cross-­disciplinary collaborations are born. They are often the primary point of contact between UA and companies needing our expertise to answer important research and development questions—a natural outgrowth of the UA's land grant mission. They are shared, highly specialized testbed facilities that offer: 

  • Specialized scientific instruments/equipment for experimental research;
  • Cutting-edge technologies for new product research and development, and;
  • Services including training, education, and expert consultation.

Core facility characteristics

Unique: Capabilities are not available elsewhere on campus and, in many cases, within the region

Enabling: Open to a broad range of research, fostering a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration

Accessible: In centralized locations to make them equally accessible to all users

Sustainable: Generally recover their cost, or a portion thereof, by charging user fees

UA Cores Coming to iLab

Machining & Welding Center

Pathology Core

...and many more

iLab Cores at The University of Arizona

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry

Analytical & Biological Mass Spec MassSpec@email.arizona.edu 520-626-4161
College of Medicine-Phoenix Research Cores

Cryogenics & Compressed Gas Facility - Unlocked

Core Facility Business Office CoreBusiness@email.arizona.edu 520-621-4064
Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Flow@email.arizona.edu 520-621-2047
Functional Genomics Core

Functional Genomics Core FGC@email.arizona.edu 520-626-3794
Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM) Core

Teodora Georgieva
Imaging Core Kuiper

Imaging Core Kuiper ImagingKuiper@email.arizona.edu 520-621-9942
Imaging Core Life Sciences North

Imaging Cores Life Science North ImagingLSN@email.arizona.edu 520-626-6009
Imaging Core Marley

Imaging Core Marley ImagingMarley@email.arizona.edu 520-621-5097
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core

Jared Churko jchurko@email.arizona.edu (520) 626-2347
Machining and Welding Center

Machine & Welding Center MachineShop@email.arizona.edu 520-621-2211
Micro/Nano Fabrication Center

Core Facility Business Office CoreBusiness@email.arizona.edu 520-621-4064
Microbiome Core at Steele Children’s Research Center

Daniel Laubitz microbiome@email.arizona.edu (520) 626-1401
Quantitative Proteomics Laboratory

Paul Langlais langlais@email.arizona.edu 520-626-1342
Translational Bioimaging Resource

Translational Bioimaging Resource rouse@email.arizona.edu 520-621-4247
UA Cancer Center - Bioinformatics, Behavioral Measurement and Interventions, Genomics, Biostatistics Shared Resources

Megha Padi mpadi@email.arizona.edu 520-626-8003
UA Cancer Center Analytical Chemistry, Experimental Mouse, Tissue Acquisition & Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resources

Wade Chew wchew@email.arizona.edu 520-626-2331
University Animal Care

University of Arizona Genetics Core

UA Genetics Core UAGC@email.arizona.edu 520-621-9791
University of Arizona Genetics Core Clinical Services

Gina Delgado ClinicalUAGC@email.arizona.edu 520-626-5002
Viral Production Core

<p>The Viral Production Core Facility offers services for the generation of high-titer AAV, Adenoviral and Lentiviral particles. We provide a full cloning service for the generation of plasmids of interest, a high quality purification of viral particles and analysis of specific viral properties.</p>

Olga Alekhina, PhD oalekhina@arizona.edu (520) 626-4198

non-iLab Cores at The University of Arizona

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Core Information Services

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