Research Core Facility
Morehouse School of Medicine has opened a newly designed biomedical research technology core facility, available to internal investigators and external collaborators. Morehouse School of Medicine’s facility renovations were sponsored by a $10 million grant investment from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health. The newly renovated state-of-the-art research facility continues a master plan to improve Morehouse School of Medicine’s research infrastructure.
The new design allows MSM to optimize its use of space for equipment, drives cross-disciplinary scientific exchange, and promotes a collaborative environment.
The open core concept allows:
-Improved access to research resources Researchers can now access shared use equipment 24 hours a day, 7 seven days a week, 365 days a year.
-Enhanced core efficiencies
A centralized location of core labs
New and updated equipment
*Increased freezer storage capacity
*Increased work bench space
*A New Biological Manipulation Core
*Online access, data collection, andbilling through iLabs, a newly implemented lab management software
The new facility provides amble research-focused training tools, essential to the success of educational programs.
Currently, there are five "umbrella" cores that encompass multiple labs with similar technologies: