Core Facilities

Shared Core Facilities

Animal Care Management

Animal Care Management

Supports biomedical, biological and behavioral research with a commitment to using animals in an ethical and compassionate manner. The University veterinarian provides oversight and clinical care for animals utilized in University teaching and research activities.



Supports research study design, statistical analysis and reporting results. 

CBSR Image

Center for Biomedical Shared Resources

An innovative, dynamic, integrated model of core facilities.

Flow Cytometry

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting

Multi-user resource for the high speed analysis and sorting of cells.

Genomic Medicine

Genomic Medicine Laboratory

The Genomic Medicine laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and certified as compliant with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. 



Instrumentation and Model Facility

Instrumentation and Model Facility

Provides functional prototypes, custom instruments, integrated systems, precision parts, and accurate models.

Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry

Provides proteomic analyses focused on quantification of proteins and posttranslational modifications, small molecule quantification, metabolite pattern identification, and measurement of rates and kinetics. 

Microscopy Imaging Center

Microscopy Imaging Center

Multi-user resource for sample preparation and collection and analysis of images for biological and materials applications.


MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging

Specializes in functional MRI (fMRI) and neuro imaging and imaging of almost any anatomical structure via state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner.


Proteomics Facility

 Provides a central resource of mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to identify, characterize and quantify target proteins in various biological and biomedical samples.

Vermont Advanced Computing Core

Vermont Advanced Computing Center

Provides rapid access to large-scale advanced computing infrastructure while offering responsive technical support.


Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource

Offers DNA/RNA analysis services, microarray global gene expression profiling, genome-scale next generation DNA sequencing at the Massively Parallel Sequencing Facility, and bioinformatics genomic sequencing, epigenetic modification, or expression services.




Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network

Augmenting infrastructure and expertise needed for clinical and translational research, and supporting innovative studies to improve regional health outcomes. The Network is organized into six key component activities or Cores

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Norris Cotton Cancer Center - Geisel School of Medicine

Integrating cancer research with patient-centered cancer care provided at Dartmouth-Hitchcock regional partner locations in New Hampshire and Vermont.



Specialized Facilities

BSL 3 Lab

BSL-3 Lab

Performs a wide range of analyses to detect biological, toxicological, chemical, and radiological threats to the health of the population. 

Tissue Management and Analysis Core

Bio Bank

Tissue management and analysis core providing fresh-frozen surgical resection specimens of tumor and normal tissues from a wide range of anatomic sites. 

Cancer Translational Research

Cancer Translational Research Lab

Supporting the development of collaborative transdisciplinary partnerships between scientists and physician investigators.

xray crystallography

Center for X-Ray Crystallography

Allows visualization of proteins, RNA, DNA and their complexes at atomic resolution.


Centers and Institutes


Cardiovascular Research Institute 

Fosters cardiovascular research by bringing investigators together from multiple disciplines to promote synergy. Areas of focus include vascular biology and cardiac muscle research. 

Healthcare Services Research

Center for Healthcare Services Research

Facilitates and conducts rigorous quantitative health services research using secondary data. 

Cancer Center

UVM Cancer Center

Advances the prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship of cancer by providing state-of-the art cancer diagnosis and treatment, delivering compassionate cancer care, providing education to patients and the community, and advancing innovative research from the laboratory to the patient.

Vaccine Testing Center

Vaccine Testing Center

Performing phase I and II vaccine trials and enteric challenge models in development of vaccines of importance to global health, including typhoid fever, Campylobacter infections, dengue virus infections, cholera, rotavirus and polio infections.

COBRE Phase 1


The Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research Center (TIGR)

The TGIR-COBRE aspires to decrease the burden of global infectious diseases, particularly in low-income countries, and has two major objectives;  to develop institutional strengths in global infectious disease research and to develop the research careers of outstanding junior faculty in this field.

COBRE Phase 2

Behavior and Health

Vermont Center on Behavior
and Health

Investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death, focusing on understanding mechanisms underpinning risk, and developing effective interventions and policies to promote healthy behavior.

COBRE Phase 3


Vermont Center for Immunobiology and Infectious Diseases

Developing new strategies for the detection, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases.