College of Medicine-Phoenix Research Cores


Overview of Services

The College of Medicine-Phoenix Research Cores is currently comprised of three distinct cores: Biomedical Imaging Core (BIC), Flow Cytometry Core (FCC) and Molecular Discovery Core (MDC).


The BIC provides the latest innovative imaging technologies along with advice on experimental design, training and analysis.


The FCC provides advanced cytometry, expert advice, project/panel design, training, data analysis, assay development/optimization, new marker characterization and collaboration.


The MDC provides specialized technology for molecular imaging, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) for binding studies, kinetic data analysis, small molecule and/or fragment screening, and aggregation studies, as well as consultation on assay development and protein purification.


For more details please refer to the website.


Our Mission

The overall mission of the Research Office is to support the research enterprise of the College of Medicine–Phoenix, stimulating all types of research and growing the sponsored projects portfolio by providing all forms of research infrastructure and resources. Our Research Cores are a direct reflection of that mission in as much as they provide centralized access to specialized, state-of-the art and high end instrumentation, with expert scientific leadership for experimental design, training and analysis to meet the needs of the research community.


Flow Cytometry Core

Biomedical Imaging Core

Molecular Discovery Core

Mrinalini Kala, PhD, SCYM(ASCP)CM
Director, Flow Cytometry Core
Biomedical Science Partnership Building (BSPB - E511)


Kurt Gustin, PhD
Director, Biomedical Imaging Core
ABC1 - 328


Tim Marlowe, PhD
Director, Molecular Discovery Core
Biomedical Science Partnership Building (BSPB - E514)


Hours of Operation and Location

FCC  – Hours of Operation: 24 hours access for self usage. Assisted usage-7:45am-4:00pm. Access to FCC E535 loacted on 5th floor at the south side of building by card access only. Initial training required for each instrument and will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact Dr. Kala for more information on training, experiment designing, collaboration and access.

MDC – Hours of Operation: 8am-5pm, after hours by request only. Access to BSPB 5th floor laboratory doors at the west side of building by card access only. Initial training required for each instrument and will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact Dr. Marlowe for more information.

BIC – Hours of Operation: 24-hour access to instrumentation provided granted badge access and completion of appropriate training with core director.  The lab is located on the first floor of the ABC1 Building on the COM-P Biomedical Campus. Individual training is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00a.m. to 5p.m. and is to be requested.  Please contact Dr. Gustin for further information.


Molecular Discovery Core - Hourly Rates

Service Internal - Assisted External - Assisted Internal - Unassisted External - Unassisted
SPR process - assisted         $60.00       $99.90 $20.00 $33.30
Typhoon - assisted         $40.00       $66.60 $15.00 $24.98
Tecan - assisted         $50.00       $83.25 $20.00 $33.30
BMG - assisted         $50.00       $83.25 $6.00 $9.99
Prep-HPLC - assisted         $15.00       $24.98 $3.00 $5.00
LC-MS - assisted         $15.00       $24.98 $3.00 $5.00
Peptide Synthesizer - assisted         $15.00       $24.98 $5.00  $8.33
Lyophilizer - assisted           $2.50         $4.16 $1.00 $1.67
Director Consultion/Training           $59.83        $99.62 n/a n/a
Technician Consultion/Training           $28.02        $46.65 n/a n/a


Links and Resources

Please reach out to the Research Office with additional questions.



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