Resources & Facilities

Our shared facilities and resources provide researchers with the sophisticated equipment and methodologies that help expand their work.

Institutional Resources - Core Facilities

College of Medicine
  • Animal Care Management - animal care services and resources.
  • Bioinformatics Core - builds biomedical research capacity throughout the state by promoting faculty and student research at our Baccalaureate Partner Institutions (BPIs) - Castleton State College, Green Mountain College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Middlebury College, Norwich University and Saint Michael's College.
  • Biostatistical Bioinformatics Facility - a facility for developing and maintaining a comprehensive coordinated program of research support covering biostatistics, statistical genetics, and epidemiology for biomedical and health-related research activities.
  • Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory and Inhalation Facility - this new lab will be located at the Colchester Research Facility creating a competitive environment for grants in specialized research, including specific infectious diseases.
  • Cryoelectron Microscopy Facility - research focuses on the three-dimensional structure determination of macromolecular assemblies using electron microscopy combined with image processing.
  • Flow Cytometry Facility - designed as a multi-user resource for high speed analysis and sorting of cells.
  • Instrumentation & Model Facility - design and fabrication of custom mechanical, optical, electronic and microcomputer-based instruments, parts, and models for UVM research.
  • Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research - integrates epedemilogy, biochemistry, and molecular biology to help assess cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Mass Spectrometry - used to measure stable isotopically labeled compounds used to study metabolism in humans.
  • Microscopy Imaging Center - imaging in the Biomedical and Materials sciences from tissues and surfaces to molecules.
  • MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging - a research-only facility that specializes in functional and static brain imaging.
  • Neuroscience COBRE Core - includes Imaging and Physiology, Cellular/Molecular, and Translational Cores.
  • Transgenic Mouse Facility - contains five bubble chambers for newly derived transgenic founders, storage rooms, and clean room housing the microinjecting laboratory. It is a strict barrier facility and maintains a pathogen-free environment.
University of Vermont Cancer Center

The cancer programs of the UVMCC are poised to understand the basic mechanisms causing cancer and provide novel dimensions to mechanistically and clinically understand cancer, cancer patients, and their social and physical environments.

To this effect, the UVMCC Core Facilities and Clinical Research Office support initiatives that range from gene regulatory mechanisms to investigator-initiated trials. The UVMCC cancer programs are exploring unique parameters of psychosocial and behavioral issues that are associated with cancer along with unique approaches to evaluating quality of care and assessment of health outcomes; emphasis is placed on delivery of cancer screening and treatment to rural and underserved populations.

  • Advanced Genome Technologies Core - an overarching umbrella encompassing three distinct shared resource facility arms: The University of Vermont Cancer Center DNA Analysis, the Vermont Genetic Network Microarray, and the University of Vermont Cancer Center-College of Medicine Massively Parallel Sequencing Facilities.
  • Biostatistics - develops and maintains a comprehensive coordinated program of research support covering biostatistics, statistical genetics, and epidemiology for biomedical and health-related research activities.
  • Flow Cytometry - provides state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometry capabilities to UVMCC researchers. Investigators can use flow cytometry to analyze cells or cellular components for a wide range of immunologic, intracellular, genetic, and morphological characteristics. The facility features an EPICS XL four-color analytical flow cytometer that is capable of simultaneously collecting data from up to eleven parameters in parallel.
  • Microscopy Imaging - designed as a multi-user resource for the collection and analysis of biological images for clinical and research applications. The MIC consists of ten microscopy-based imaging systems. At the light and electron microscopic levels, it provides state of the art, quality assured, morphologically oriented services.