Florida State University

Department of Biological Sciences Cores

Analytical Facilities

Services include various HPLC analyses. There is also preparative equipment and gel quantification equipment.

DNA sequencing Facility

The facility offers sequencing services on Applied Biosystems 3730 Genetic Analyzer and Next-generation sequencing with Illumina MiSeq.

Hybridoma Core Facility

This facility offers expertise and assistance in monoclonal antibody production.

Molecular Cloning Facility

This facility provides assistance in the design and implementation of molecular biology techniques.

Institute of Molecular Biophysics Protein Expression Facility

This core facilitates the large scale expression of recombinant progestin in eukaryotic cells. They have a WAVE bioreactor and a BelloCell bioreactor.

Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Will provide assistance in genomic-scale data analyses, experimental design and implementation.

College of Medicine Cores

Translational Science Core

This core houses several instruments for proteomic and nucleic acid analyses:

  • LTQ
  • MALDI-TOF
  • Off-Gel Fractionator
  • BioAnalyzer
  • Synapt G2 HDMS
  • Orbitrap
  • Xevo TQS
  • Illumina HiSeq 2500.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility

MRI center is a research-dedicated space that includes a 3T Siemens Prisma (whole-body) scanner, an MR-compatible Brain Products system for EEG and psychophysiological measures, eye tracker, mock scanner, and a MagPro X100 equipped with Localite TMS Navigator for brain stimulation.

Department of Psychology Cores

Histology/Molecular Laboratories

The major equipment that this Core houses includes:

  • Cryostat
  • Microtome
  • Vibratome
  • Ultra-microtome
  • Nanodrop
  • Biorad thermal cycler
  • Scintillation counter
  • Gamma counter
  • Fluorescence and Stereo Investigator equipped microscope
  • Confocal Microscope (CLARITY enabled)
  • X-ray film processor.

Electronic Shop

Will help produce specialized equipment for experiments.

Instrument/Machine Shop

Will assist in the fabrication of equipment.

Graphics Office

Will provide assistance in the preparation of illustrations and printed materials.