Cancer research involves the complex study of cellular, genetic, and molecular mechanisms that contribute to tumor development. Such research requires sophisticated and costly state-of-the-art technologies. The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division (BSD) provides shared technologies through the Core Facilities, which aim to support research and serve as educational resources for the UChicago community. The availability of shared facilities is also critical for attracting and retaining world-class researchers and clinicians.
Multiple levels of scientific and administrative oversight ensure the continued delivery of optimal state-of-the-art technologies to meet the needs of the research community. Thirteen of these shared facilities are supported by the UCCCC through its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant.
These facilities are integrated with the other Core Facilities and include:
- Biostatistics Core Facility
- Cancer Clinical Trials Office
- Cytometry and Antibody Technology Facility
- Genomics Core Facility
- Human Immunologic Monitoring-cGMP Core Facility
- Human Tissue Resource Center
- Image Computing, Analysis, and Repository Core Facility
- Integrated Microscopy Facility
- Integrated Small Animal Imaging Research Resource
- Pharmacology Core Facility
- Transgenic Mouse and Embryonic Stem Cell Facility