Resource Providers at The Ohio State University Office of Research

This is a summary list of all resource providers at The Ohio State University Office of Research . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.

Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design

Type: Center

Summary:

The mission of The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is to educate, inform, and inspire innovative thinking and experimentation in the area of arts and technology through collaborative academic and research experiences for graduate students and faculty.



Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The research conducted in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Research Laboratories (AARL) extends from the very fundamental to the applied, from the very small laboratory scale to full application scale, and covers a wide variety of aerospace applications. AARL is located adjacent to The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Airport, and encompasses two additional laboratories: the Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) and the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL). AARL has been a major center of aerospace research and graduate education and has been the site of many innovative research activities and centers including NASA’s General Aviation Airfoil Design and Analysis Center in the 1970s, NASA’s Hypersonic Research and Training Center in the 1990s, and the Air Force’s Collaborative Center of Control Science in the 2000s.



Aerospace Research Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The new Aerospace Research Center (ARC) will focus The Ohio State University’s aerospace activities to optimize and connect core strengths and to address current and future air transportation challenges.

ARC is a unique concept among U.S. academic institutions. Adopting an industry model, the center unites many aerospace disciplines, including power and propulsion, aerodynamics, material science, control and manufacturing, all under one virtual roof.



Analytical Cytometry Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Analytical Cytometry Shared Resource (ACSR) provides state-of-the-art flow cytometry analysis and sorting of cell populations using selected cellular markers. Flow cytometry is a critical technology for cancer research, and the ACSR is used extensively by all scientific programs in the OSUCCC – James and by the broader Ohio State research community.



Analytical Spectroscopy Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Analytical Spectroscopy Laboratory provides centralized care of, and training on, a variety of instruments. Researchers may have access to instruments which are not available in their own labs because they are expensive or used infrequently. New ideas can be tested. Results and publications generated from ASL instruments can be used to justify proposals for instruments for a Principal Investigator's own laboratory.

The Lab Manager trains the users how to operate the instruments, and is available for advice on how to get the best results out of the measurements. Users who are certified have around the clock access.



Animal Imaging

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The 4.7T/40cm MRI Facility was created as part of the Ohio Cellular and Molecular Imaging Consortium (OCMIC) with the goal to advance state of the art technology for animal imaging at the molecular, cellular and system level, to serve as a resource for medical research, biotechnology advances and pharmaceutical development, and for probing in vivo gene function, disease processes and therapeutic applications including drug delivery and trials. The goal of the Consortium is to facilitate inter-institutional collaboration between Academic Institutions in Ohio and technology transfer to Industry.



Applied Pathology Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Applied pathology services include post mortem examinations performed on cases from the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center and on cases from referring veterinarians, a biopsy service limited to cases from the Veterinary Medical Center and a library which is responsible for distributing results, keeping records and microslides on autopsy and biopsy cases, and providing pathology teaching materials to faculty and students.



Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The ABRC collects, preserves, reproduces and distributes diverse seed and other stocks of Arabidopsis thaliana and related species. Resources are donated by researchers from around the world. More than 100,000 samples are shipped annually to researchers and educators from 60 countries.

ABRC holdings include:

Arabidopsis seed stocks and clones
Arabidopsis cell lines and protein chips
Seed and clone resources from related species
Cloning vectors and host strains
Education kits



Behavioral Measurement Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Behavioral Measurement Shared Resource (BMSR) assists investigators who wish to incorporate behavioral research into the broader research goals of the OSUCCC – James. The BMSR provides expertise and training to support the needs of prevention, cancer control, and clinical researchers in their pursuit of behavioral research investigation and methods.



Bio-Atomic Force Microscopy Core Lab

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is a high-resolution microscopy technique that produces precise topographic images of a sample by scanning the surface with a nanometer-scale probe called cantilever. One of the advantages of AFM imaging is that it enables imaging in air or liquid environment with minimal sample preparation. In the biomedical field, AFM is used to visualize single biomolecules, live or fixed cells or tissues at nanoscale resolution without drying or coating them.

Besides imaging, AFM has been widely used in mechanobiology. It can measure force from ~10 pN up to μN (limited by the spring constant of the cantilever), which is suitable for a wide range of applications, from single biomolecule study, protein-protein/DNA interaction, to cell-cell and cell-tissue interaction.

When coupled with a fluorescence microscope, the investigator can monitor intracellular dynamics while using AFM to apply precisely controlled force at desired location of the sample. This is particularly useful for the mechano-transduction study.

The latest tool for AFM in biological applications, the Bioscope II with Nanoscope V controller (Digital Instruments, Santa Barbara, CA), is available in the Bio-AFM core. The state-of-the-art instrument is coupled to an inverted Zeiss fluorescence microscope, which enables the user to perform simultaneous AFM and light/fluorescence microscopy on biological samples.

We also have a brand new JPK ForceRobot 300, which is specifically designed for high-volume automatic force measurement, for example nano-indentation and biomolecule force measurement.

We train and assist users in use of AFM for their research, consult and advise users on experimental design, offer equipment time or perform AFM experiments and related data analysis for them.



Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

This core was formed in 2002 to focus the department's investments in shared-use infrastructure. The goals of the core are to provide and maintain selected instrumentation and to provide sufficient training to facilitate end-user operation.



Biodynamics Laboratories

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

This area contains approximately 3,000 square feet dedicated to the latest state-of-the art, cutting edge technology motion capture and neuromuscular control assessment. The lab utilizes an inter-disciplinary team of experts to investigate rehabilitation approaches on a wide variety of musculoskeletal diseases, evaluating orthopaedic implants and surgical techniques, and evaluating sports capabilities.



Biological Sciences Greenhouse

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Biological Sciences Greenhouse Facility supports undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the areas of population ecology, systematics and evolutionary biology, genetics and biotechnology, physiology and toxicology, medical entomology, molecular biology, integrated pest management and biological control.

The facility offers a variety of plant growth spaces to meet the needs of our researchers. The facility has individually computer controlled greenhouse rooms in three sizes: large 24' X 40', medium 24' X 20', and small 10' X 12'. Researchers may request remote access to monitor greenhouse conditions through the environmental control system.



Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Biomedical Informatics Shared Resource (BISR) analyzes high-throughput, high dimensional biological data and other biomedical data and information using state-of-the-art informatics tools and high-quality informatics analysis for OSUCCC – James investigators.

The BISR has two service arms: Computational Biology Services and Data Sharing Infrastructure.

BISR offers computational biology and bioinformatics consultative services that include:

Analysis of next generation sequencing data including Exome-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, ChIP-sequencing and whole genome re-sequencing
Analysis of microarray datasets, including mRNA (Affymetrix), SNP, and micro-RNA
Analysis of nCounter NanoString data
Analysis of publicly available datasets using search parameters defined by the OSUCCC client—for example, from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database of microarray results, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) data portals that allows access to results of thousands of deep sequencing projects
Pathway analysis of results from microarray and sequencing data
Image analysis, including the processing of images in order to reconstruct a three-dimensional tissue, or improvement of image quality using specialized computer programs



Biophysical Interaction and Characterization Facility

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Instrumentation in the facility in includes circular dichroism, fluorescence techniques, titration, etc. for the needs of a biological researcher.



Biospecimen Services Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The broad mission of the OSUCCC Biospecimen Services Shared Resource (BSSR) is to support cutting edge translational research to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.



Biostatistics

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Our biostatistics faculty include nationally known experts on health metrics. Current research by the biostatistics faculty includes survival analysis, threshold regression methodology, cancer statistics, and environmental and occupational risk assessment. These partnerships result in well-designed studies and properly analyzed data.

Our experts collaborate with colleagues throughout the Ohio State Health Sciences campus as well as peers across the nation.



Biostatistics Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Collaboration with a biostatistician typically provides higher quality and reliable results that stand up to critical peer review. Issues that are not obvious to investigators are identified and addressed and all efforts are made to ensure the investigator’s aims are met through statistically rigorous methods.

Biostatisticians vary in their area of expertise. Some focus on clinical trial design, analysis and oversight, others focus on observational study methods, laboratory experimental design and analysis, or high dimensional studies (microarray, sequence data, etc.). Specific biostatistical expertise is also important to peer reviewers.



CNS/PNS Injury Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The CNS/PNS Injury Core is located in N229 Wiseman Hall. The primary service of the Core provides standardized peripheral nerve injuries or spinal cord injuries. This Core provides behavioral tools commonly used in spinal cord injury studies. Although this support covers costs of the behavioral technician, it does not provide for equipment or animal per diem charges



Campus Chemical Instrument Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) was founded in 1981 as a unit of the Office of Research. The mission of the CCIC is to provide state-of-the-art research facilities for the entire campus in three areas: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics. Since the NMR, MS and Proteomics Facilities are central hubs for the Ohio NMR and Ohio MS Consortiums, respectively, all researchers in the colleges and universities of the State of Ohio have access to all facilities of the CCIC with the same user fees. The OSU Office of Research provides personnel support of the CCIC. Equipment funding has been provided by Ohio Board of Regents, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Office of Research.



Campus Electron Optics Facility

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The OSU Campus Electron Optics Facility was established to provide state-of-the-art electron microscope services to OSU and the local community. It is a part of the Center for the Advanced Maturation of Materials (CAMM) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Instrumentation: TEM - CM200, TEM - Tecnai F20, TEM - Titan3, TEM - CM12, FIB - Helios 600, FIB - Nova 600, SEM – ESEM, SEM – Quanta, SEM – Sirion, XRD - Bruker D8, XRD - Scintag Pad V, XRD - Scintag XDS2000, XRD - Philips XRG3000.



Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility (CMIF) serves University faculty, staff and students as well as researchers outside Ohio State. It offers a full range of microscopes, and support instrumentation allows cell and tissue preparation with immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, freeze-fracture, cryo-ultramicrotomy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

This facility also functions as the Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) which facilitates cancer research by providing an accessible centrally-organized resource with technical support for confocal, light, 2D array live cell microscopy, and scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy. Highly qualified faculty and staff provide training and advice for sample preparation, processing fresh tissues, sectioning epoxy-embedded samples, basic microscopy, and advanced training in live animal multiphoton microscopy. The MSR, a part of the larger Campus Microscopy and Imaging Facility under the OSU Office of Research, is managed by the OSUCCC. The MSR is located within OSUCCC space in the Biomedical Research Tower. The ability to offer competitive pricing and exceptional service can be largely attributed to the generous support of outstanding institutional resources, including partnerships with the OSUCCC, the Office of Research, OSU Colleges and Institutes, and state and federal grants. The Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR) gives researchers access to state-of-the-art microscopes and to services ranging from standard light and electron microscopy to leading-edge, live-animal, multiphoton microscopy. MSR experts support high-level cancer research with the latest microscopy techniques.



Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The beginning of the 21st century brought growing concern about climate change, food security, poverty, and population growth. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased to 40% from preindustrial levels to more than 390 parts per million CO2. At the same time, there is growing concern over hunger with more than 1 billion hungry in 2009 according to the FAO.

The Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (CMASC) at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio conducts research on the best methods for reducing atmospheric CO2 through sustainable land management practices. Simultaneously, CMASC investigates strategies to enhance food security, improve water use efficiency, and reduce poverty. The research team is led by Distinguished Professor Rattan Lal, research staff, PhD students, MSc students, affiliated universities and other collaborators and sponsors.



Center for Accelerated Maturation of Materials

Type: Center

Summary:

The mission of CAMM is to develop research tools for the accelerated insertion of new materials and optimization of existing ones. This is done by developing and integrating computational modeling and simulation with advances materials characterization. An integration of academia and industry, CAMM performs world class R&D and develops technologies, which are captured in products that create wealth and jobs and provides an enhanced educational process. Inputting significant effort in developing and integrating characterization and modeling, CAMM develops new research tools and methodologies to accelerate the insertion of new materials into commercial products.



Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices

Type: Center

Summary:

The primary goal of the Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices (CANPBD) is to develop polymer-based, low-cost nanomaterials and nanoengineering technology to produce advanced medical diagnostic devices, cellbased devices, and multifunctional polymer-nanoparticle-biomolecule nanostructures for next-generation medical and pharmaceutical applications. Although challenging, this goal provides opportunities for scientific breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies and novel interdisciplinary system integration. Fundamental science and engineering is one of the major foci of our center. In Phase I, many useful nanotechnologies, devices and nanoconstructs have been developed. Each has specific merits and value-added capabilities providing for near-term applications. Following this success, we plan to establish a nanotechnology pipeline in Phase II to address the need for (1) ‘up-stream’ fundamental science, (2) high risk technologies meeting long-term research objectives, and (3) ‘down-stream’ devices and nanoconstructs requiring integrated system-level effort.



Center for Automotive Research

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on: energy, safety and the environment aimed at improving sustainable mobility. CAR offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff and industry partners. With a concentration on preparing the next generation of automotive leaders, CAR is recognized for: interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, advanced and unique experimental facilities, collaboration on advanced product development projects with industry and a balance of government and privately sponsored research.

In collaboration with the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, CAR provides students the opportunity to complete a graduate specialization in automotive systems engineering. Further, CAR directly offers a certificate program via distance learning for industry practitioners. Finally, CAR provides facilities and support for six automotive undergraduate student project teams.



Center for Chemical and Biophysical Dynamics

Type: Center

Summary:

The CCBD has been set up to provide OSU faculty, staff and students as well as external users with access to state-of-the art laser spectroscopy instrumentation. The Center is a part of the Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Material Science and includes high quality laser laboratory space, filtered air, temperature control, conditioned power, and closed circuit laser water cooling system. The Center integrates all the equipment necessary to measure transient UV/Vis, fluorescence, infrared, and stimulated Raman spectra on femtosecond time scale



Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Type: Center

Summary:

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (OSU CCTS) is a collaboration among the University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital dedicated to turning the scientific discoveries of today into life-changing disease prevention strategies and the health diagnostics and treatments of tomorrow.



Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis

Type: Center

Summary:

CEMAS will become the hub for business and academia for materials characterisation. Our point of difference will be our world-class multidisciplinary approach that enables academic and business partners to “see” more than ever before. We will be the center that breaks through the current characterisation limitations in medicine, environmental science, energy materials and beyond.

CEMAS will:

Deliver world-class capability that will position it as one of the top ten centers in analytical electron microscopy in the world;
Be the hub for multidisciplinary imaging research in physical and biological sciences at OSU;
Be the “go-to place” for comprehensive training for top research students and research associates;
Dramatically expand our business partnerships in characterisation of materials;
Be at the leading edge in the development of new techniques and methods for analytical electron microscopy.



Center for Emergent Materials

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center for Emergent Materials engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve. The CEM, established in 2008, is located at The Ohio State University and funded by a National Science Foundation MRSEC award.



Center for Resilience

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center for Resilience is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to improving the resilience of industrial systems and the environments in which they operate. In a nutshell, the center believes that short-term risk management and long-term sustainability are two ends of the enterprise resilience continuum. To pursue this mission, the center has joined forces with a powerful network of engineers, scientists, and business scholars at The Ohio State University and collaborating institutions, leveraging over $20 million in ongoing research programs.



Center of Health Outcomes Policy and Evaluation Studies

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Center for HOPES works with public institutions and private organizations in Ohio and neighboring states to achieve their goals through professional health services research.

The Center draws upon the academic knowledge and skills, networks, and resources at The Ohio State University to deliver high-quality, tailored research studies.

The experience of published, nationally recognized leaders in the field of health services research and an applied, collaborative approach to investigate issues in health care creates a positive, results-driven experience for clients.



Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Clinical Pathology Laboratories include the clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology laboratories. These laboratories provide diagnostic service and professional laboratory expertise to the Veterinary Medical Center, departments and research laboratories within the college and university and the university laboratory animal program. Samples from multiple species are analyzed daily using state-of-the-art automated equipment.

In addition to diagnostic services and specimen analysis, the clinical laboratories provide valuable case material for teaching veterinary medical students and preparing residents for specialty board certification in veterinary pathology, clinical pathology, internal medicine, and surgery.



Clinical Research Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) is a 13-bed research unit located on the 2nd floor of the Davis Medical Clinic in the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The Center is funded as part of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) through a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The research unit can facilitate both inpatient and outpatient studies in areas such as: AIDS, autism, cardiology, diabetes, , lupus, neuromuscular diseases, nursing, nutrition, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychology, and stress and immunity. Research areas located on the unit include a room for smoking studies, a pediatric room, exercise physiology and metabolic measurement equipment, and a specimen processing laboratory. In addition to the main nursing unit services are also available from the Bionutrition Laboratory and the Analytical & Development Laboratory.

Available nursing services include: Administering study medication, bronchoscopy assistance, DXA, EKG, phlebotomy, PKs or frequent blood sampling, questionnaire administration, telemetry, scatter nurse, specimen processing and short-term freezer storage, and teaching. Additional services may be requested as needed.

Available bionutrition services include: Expertise in diet design and diet analysis, body composition and indirect calorimetry assessments, and education and counseling services. The on-site metabolic kitchen provides regular, specialized, or nutrient controlled meals for research participants according to study specifications. Additional services may be developed as needed.
Available laboratory services include: Sample processing, assay implementation, and sample storage in monitored freezers for human as well as animal samples. New assays may be developed for investigators as needed.



Clinical Skills Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center’s mission is to promote and provide high quality clinical education and reliable assessment of skills and procedures, with the ultimate intent being to advance patient care. The Center allows Ohio State to expand existing programs, launch new instructional techniques, and employ new outcomes assessments with the goal of training competent, compassionate professionals while fostering educational research.



Clinical Treatment Unit and Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Clinical Treatment Unit and the Clinical Trials Processing Laboratory Shared Resource (CTU/CTPLSR) enable OSUCCC – James investigators to conduct successful phase I and phase II clinical translational research in a methodologically sound, expedient and cost-effective manner.

The CTU is an ambulatory phase I unit in the OSUCCC – James that specializes in treating early clinical trial patients who require intense monitoring or complex correlative sample collection and processing.

The CTPL enhances research quality by providing dedicated staff for high-volume procurement, processing, storage, delivery and shipment of research specimens critical to the correlative studies component of OSUCCC – James clinical trials.

The CTU/CTPLSR experts work closely with other OSUCCC – James Shared Resources, including the Clinical Trials Office, Pharmacoanalytical, Leukemia Tissue Bank and Biorepository, and Biospecimen Shared Resources. These collaborations provide protocol review and feasibility assessment, specimen kit assembly and specimen distribution to internal and external research laboratories.



Collaborative Human Tissue Network

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Cancer Diagnosis Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiated and supported the existence of the Collaborative (AKA Cooperative) Human Tissue Network (CHTN) in 1987 and therefore with the beginning of 2015 is entering its 29th year. The major goal of the CHTN is to facilitate the use of human tissues in biomedical research for basic and applied scientists from academia and industry to accelerate the advancement of discoveries in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The CHTN operates on a unique prospective procurement model rather than a banking model working directly with investigators to determine the appropriate tissue sources (e.g. surgery, autopsy, transplant) and tailor tissue-processing methods to meet the research needs of an investigator.



College of Arts and Sciences

Type: College

Summary:

The largest college at The Ohio State University



College of Dentistry

Type: College

Summary:

Our college is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and consists of ten academic divisions representing all major dental specialties. The divisions offer both patient care services and academic programs, allowing dentists to train as specialists. Also, our Outreach and Engagement activities include over 60 active programs and more than 42 extra mural sites, which continue to expand.

The College of Dentistry provides comprehensive patient care in an unparalleled learning environment with internationally recognized faculty and a supportive network of alumni and friends. In addition, our research programs provide students another dimension beyond classroom and clinical education. Students and faculty members are able to participate in both clinical and laboratory research in areas such as dental materials science, oral and maxillofacial pathology, hard tissue biology, microbiology, neuroscience, and immunology



College of Engineering

Type: College

Summary:

We create, transfer and preserve knowledge in the disciplines of engineering and architecture for the purpose of enhancing economic competitiveness regionally, nationally and globally.



College of Food, Ag & Environmental Sciences

Type: College

Summary:

Today, our world-class teaching, research, and outreach -- the everyday work of our college -- impacts local, state, national, and global communities. Our goal is to be the standard of excellence for colleges of food, agricultural and environmental sciences.



College of Medicine

Type: College

Summary:

All areas of the Ohio State College of Medicine are driven by our mission: to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care.

We share a common vision: to work as a team shaping the future of medicine by creating, disseminating and applying new knowledge and by personalizing health care to meet the needs of each individual



College of Nursing

Type: College

Summary:

The college offers outstanding preparation for leadership in the nursing profession at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate program provides a strong academic and clinical background for entry into professional nursing, as well as leadership preparation at the baccalaureate level for those who are already registered nurses. The master's program is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles as nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists or administrators. A master's option is available to prepare clinical nurse leaders. Individuals with a baccalaureate or higher degree in another field can take advantage of the graduate entry option, which affords a streamlined approach to advanced nursing practice. The PhD program, which offers both post-master's and streamlined post-baccalaureate entry options, prepares nurse scientists and scholars who are skilled researchers and will advance the knowledge of the discipline. Finally, the college has recently introduced their newest program: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), an enhanced level of preparation for experienced nurses holding master's degrees.



College of Pharmacy

Type: College

Summary:

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy advances the pharmacy profession and patient-centered care across Ohio and around the globe through innovative teaching and practice, ground-breaking research, and transformative outreach and engagement.



College of Public Health

Type: College

Summary:

The College of Public Health at The Ohio State University is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for schools of public health. Additionally, the Master of Health Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the primary accrediting agency for health management education. - See more at: http://cph.osu.edu/about#sthash.jg7D0x2R.dpuf



College of Veterinary Medicine

Type: College

Summary:

Whether you're a clinician, researcher or prospective student, or you're seeking clinical services for your pet or farm animal, you will find an innovative and supportive environment at Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Established in 1885, the College has graduated more than 7,200 veterinarians and our alumni practice in all 50 states and 40 countries. Within Ohio, our graduates make up 85 percent of the practicing veterinarians in the state. Our comprehensive referral Veterinary Medical Center admits more than 35,000 animal patients each year, representing a wide range of species including companion, farm and service animals.



Comparative Animal Core and Vet Med Clinical Trials (Veterinary Clinical Research Support SR)

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Comparative Animal Core (CAC) provides an integrated platform for preclinical and translational research and training for studies involving animals with natural disease. The CAC is made up of two major components: the Animal Tissue Biorepository and the Clinical Trials Office.

This core also functions as the OSUCCC's Veterinary Clinical Research Support Shared Resource (VCRS SR), which designs and conducts clinical trials in companion animals with spontaneous diseases to evaluate novel diagnostics and therapeutics and collects biospecimens, such as tissue biopsies, serum, plasma and urine, in support of comparative cancer research. The overriding goal of this resource is to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans through comparative and translational studies.



Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource / Histology and Immunohistochemistry Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource (CPMPSR) provides expert, affordable, experimental pathology support to OSUCCC – James researchers who use animal models to study human disease.

CPMPSR comparative pathologists are experts in the normal anatomy and physiology, and in background age- and strain-/breed-related lesions, infectious pathogens and husbandry practices of various animal model species. Lesion recognition and interpretation within individual investigations provides a critical component to research that incorporates animal models.

While intrinsically involved with the teaching and education missions of VBS, the combined service now offers anatomic pathology (necropsy, phenotyping, biopsy, and slide evaluation), clinical pathology, and histology (including immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays) support to researchers both within the CVM as well as throughout the Ohio State University, including Nationwide Children's Hospital. Services to non-University clients are by special prior arrangement.



Defect Spectroscopy Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

This unique, specialized laboratory is dedicated to the characterization and analysis of electrically active deep level defects in semiconductors and insulators. The lab houses complete, state-of-the-art facilities to conduct a variety of capacitance and current-based trap spectroscopies applicable to semiconductors that include GaN, InGaN, AlN, GaAs, InP, AlInGaP, SiGe, SiC, InGaAsN, ZnO, ZnMgO, and others. Both conventional deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) and photocapacitance-based deep level optical spectroscopy (DLOS) facilities designed by EMDL researchers are used in various configurations, the latter of which allows for unprecedented trap characterization abilities for materials having bandgaps up to ~5.5 eV.



Department of Biomedical Informatics

Type: Academic Department

Summary:

The mission of The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education, and patient care. We seek to achieve this mission by pursuing the advancement of health and biomedicine through the development, application, and dissemination of novel biomedical informatics theories and methods capable of driving biological discovery, generating and translating knowledge, and advancing personalized healthcare.



Department of Neuroscience

Type: Academic Department

Summary:

The Department is the recipient of a Neuroscience Center Core grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which funds core facilities and services in Mouse and Zebrafish Genetics, CNS & PNS Nerve Injury, Rodent Behavior, Neurophysiology, Muscle Physiology, Xenografting and Imaging.



Department of Radiology

Type: Department

Summary:

Our mission is achieving national and international distinction in education, scholarship, and public service; to educate skilled professionals in the basic and clinical medical imaging sciences, and allied medical professions; to create, evaluate and disseminate knowledge and technology; and to provide innovative solutions for improving the health of the general public.



Department of Statistics

Type: Academic Department

Summary:

Founded in 1974, The Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University has grown steadily over the last 40 years to become an internationally recognized hub of research in statistical science and of statistics education. The department currently has 23 tenure-track/tenured faculty members, 6 professors emeriti in residence, and 4 associated faculty members with expertise in statistical education and consulting. The department also regularly hosts visiting scholars from around the world.

In terms of its research profile, the department aims to contribute to virtually all areas of statistical science, including the development of novel statistical theory and methodology. Specific areas of excellence include Bayesian statistics, spatio-temporal statistics, statistical learning, and biostatistics. Research is directed toward modern and emerging areas of interest. For example, in concert with the big data or data science revolution, many faculty members include high-dimensional analysis and computing as primary foci of their research programs. A large portion of the department’s faculty and students are involved in interdisciplinary research and make significant scientific contributions beyond the field of statistics. Faculty members are highly successful at securing competitive grants from various research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH); research expenditures from these grants typically ranges from $1-2 million per year. In addition, the department is a partner in administering the NSF-funded Mathematical Biosciences Institute on the Ohio State campus.



Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

Type: Institute



Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Electronic Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory (EMNLAB) is a group within the physical electronics branch of Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University. The group focuses on using a wide array of analysis, processing, and growth techniques to investigate the surface, interface, and ultrathin film properties of semiconductors. The group is led by Dr. Brillson and consists of two full-size laboratories that house some of the latest surface analysis equipment.



Electrophysiology Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Provides technical expertise, equipment and consultation for conducting electrophysiological studies.

Uses extracellular or patch clamp recordings to screen for alterations in synaptic transmission, such as measurement of EPSP or EPSC or alteration in LTP or LTD, in cerebellar, hippocampal, hypothalamic, and spinal cord slices.

erforms electrophysiological studies of voltage- and ligand-channels using isolated or cultured neurons.



Electroscience Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The ElectroScience Laboratory is a major "Center-of-Excellence" within the Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is one of the largest Radio Frequency (RF) research laboratories in the world. Equipment and Facilities include Compact Radar Range, RF/Microwave Facility, Ceramics Fabrication Facility, LTCC Fabrication and Packaging Clean Room, Integrated Wireless Communication Systems Lab (IWCSL), Distributed-Memory Parallel Supercomputer, Northrop Grumman APN-241 Aircraft Weather Radar, Optics Facility, Automotive Measurements Facility, PCB Prototyping Facility, Printing on Polymers, Remote Sensing Lab, RFID Lab.



Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing

Type: Center

Summary:

The ERC/NSM is the leading university associated group in North America conducting R&D and providing education in metal forming (stamping, sheet & tube hydroforming, forging) since 1986. In addition to training students, the ERC/NSM conducts R&D projects for government agencies, e.g. National Science Foundation, and for a Consortium of companies worldwide as well as individual companies, on a confidential basis.



Exploration of Novel Complex Materials

Type: Center

Summary:

ENCOMM is an interdepartmental, intercollegiate and interdisciplinary center with the goal of nucleating and fostering collaborative teams in the area of materials research. This mission is carried out through three principle activities:

The hosting of a weekly internal seminar wherein faculty can speak to faculty about their current research with the goal of soliciting input and recruiting partners with complementary expertise
A seed funding program (closely allied with the CEM and IMR) to support these team-based research projects until they are competitive for external block funding
Support for open-access research infrastructure and technical support staff to bridge between the technical capabilities of individual research groups and facilitate the expansion of individuals and teams into new areas of research
These activities serve both to promote the most effective aspects of interdisciplinary science and to knit together the materials community across the Ohio State campus.



Flow Cytometry Shared Resource VBS Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Core functions to provide high quality, cost effective state-of-the-art flow cytometry. Flow cytometer is available for use by trained and eligible faculty, staff, and students on a fee-for-service, first-come-first serve basis. For accessibility, please contact the Cytometry Core Laboratory Coordinator.



Food Innovation Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The mission of the Food Innovation Center is: to improve global life quality by inspiring sustainable multi-disciplinary food solutions. The Food Innovation Center brings together more than 115 faculty members and 18 associate members from 13 colleges to collaborate in teams that tackle food needs within and across four broad themes: Foods for health: Improving human health through food, Biomedical nutrition: Discovering the medicine in food, Food safety: Promoting safe food, and Global food strategy and policy: Working toward a healthier, hunger-free world.



Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory (GDTL) at OSU has been engaged in application guided fundamental research in gas dynamics, aeropropulsion, aeroacoustics, aero-optics, flow control, and advanced laser based flow diagnostics since late 1980s.



Gas Turbine Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Gas turbine engines are of central importance to the global transportation and energy generation network. With applications for aircraft propulsion (jet engines), power generation, and many other purposes, improvements in the efficiency, reliability, or emissions of these engines can have far-reaching impacts. The Ohio State University Gas Turbine Laboratory seeks to combine the best aspects of academic and industrial research to advance the state-of-the-art in gas turbine design. Current research focuses include measurements and predictions for cooled full-scale turbines operating at scaled conditions and for flow inside the blade internal cooling passages. In addition, there are multiple aeromechanics research programs investigating the effect of engine-speed blade tip rub events as well as a variety of damping and monitoring techniques. All research projects are performed in close collaboration with industrial partners to ensure that the results are representative of engine conditions and relevant to current design questions.



Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory, formerly the Gear Dynamics and Gear and Power Transmission Laboratory, is a research group at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to aiding sponsoring industries and government agencies by

1) enhancing gear and power transmission technology through fundamental and applied research and transfer research results,

2) providing graduate and under graduate students with applied educational and research opportunities in gear and power transmission related disciplines, and

3) keeping sponsors updated on latest gear and transmission technologies.



Genetically Engineered Mouse Modeling Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Modeling human disease in mouse provides a powerful tool for elucidating mechanisms and interrogating experimental therapeutics. The Genetically Engineered Mouse Modeling Core (GEMMC) is available to investigators who work or intend to work with mouse models of human disease.



Genomics Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Genomics Shared Resource (GSR) provides both Nucleic Acid services and Microarray services. It offers instrumentation and expertise for DNA and RNA analysis using sequencing, genotyping, real-time PCR, Affymetrix GeneChips, nCounter Analysis, next-generation sequencing, DNA synthesis support and genome-wide analysis using the Illumina NGS platform and Affymetrix and customizable gene chips.

Both OSUCCC member and non-member investigators have unlimited access to training, consultation, troubleshooting and assistance in experimental design.



Glassblowing Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Ohio State's Glassblowing Facility can meet all of your needs for repair, modification and custom design of scientific borosilicate (Pyrex) or quartz glass apparatus. In addition, the shop can reduce your costs by reproducing standard catalog glassware (many designs on file in our shop library). Our glassblower is the third generation in a family of glassblowers and has been recognized by his peers by being awarded The Andrews Glass Award for best technical paper at The American Scientific Glassblowers Symposium, 1999 (see photo of liquid nitrogen cooled carbon monoxide laser). He is readily available for consultation on intricate design work and can perform on-site repair work in your lab as well as all in-shop services.



HSL Medical Visuals

Type: Department

Summary:

Medical Visuals, located on the 4th floor of Prior Hall at 376 West 10th Avenue, supports research and education through graphic arts. Services include medical illustration, graphic design, layout consultation, poster printing, and portrait photography. Trained in both art and science, our certified medical illustrator creates visuals that effectively communicate medical and scientific content to any audience. Award-winning graphics have been published in major medical and research journals including Cell and the Journal of Neurosurgery. Medical Visuals staff also designs informational graphics, conference brochures and promotional posters for scientific events. Medical Visuals is a primary campus resource for poster printing. Service-oriented staff consult with customers to create high quality professional posters on traditional paper or convenient foldable cloth material. Poster files can be uploaded conveniently online and proofs are generally available the same business day. Medical Visuals also provides studio portrait photography in Prior Hall. Digital portraits can be used for CVs, publications, presentations, and other promotions. For a complete list of Medical Visuals services, pricing, and hours please visit the Health Sciences Library web site.



Health Sciences Library

Type: Library

Summary:

The Health Sciences Library, located in Prior Hall, provides innovative services and resources to support research, education, and patient care for Ohio State’s faculty, staff, and students, targeting the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as the Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Basic reference service is available at the desk at the main entrance, and research consultations with librarians are available by appointment only. Other services available include poster design and printing, medical illustration, audiovisual assistance across the medical center campus, and access to a rich collection of electronic books and journals, databases, and print books and journals.

The Health Sciences Library also houses the Medical Heritage Center (MHC). The MHC preserves, promotes, teaches and celebrates the health care legacy of central Ohio as the essential foundation from which the future of the health sciences is born. Located on the fifth floor, the MHC’s holdings include rare books, archives, and medical artifacts.



Human Tissue Resource Network

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Human Tissue Resource Network (HTRN) provides a variety of services to researchers and clinicians at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as basic and translational outreach programs throughout the United States and Canada. Services include biospecimen and biofluid procurement and processing, biobanking, histology, tissue microarray (TMA), immunohistochemistry (IHC), fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), chromogenic in situ hybridization (CISH) and molecular testing, and virtual microscopy and digital image analysis.

Three federally funded research programs are supported by the HTRN including the Collaborative (AKA Cooperative) Human Tissue Network (CHTN), the ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials and Oncology, and the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center Total Cancer Care Program (TCCP) accompanied by corporate funding and department research programs.

HTRN sections that help to support these programs include the Pathology Core Facility (PCF), Tissue Archive Service (TAS), Research Tissue Procurement Service (RTPS), Specialty Labs including digital imaging and laser capture microscopy, and biorepository services.



Imaging Core

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

This Core provides two services 1) Light Microscopy, and 2) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Please see our Terms of Service for specifics regarding use of this Core.



Imaging Core Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Imaging Core Laboratory (ICL) through the Wright Center of Innovation at The Ohio State University performs visual reads, quantification, lesion tracking, perfusion and metabolic mapping, pharmacokinetic analysis, quantification of lesion heterogeneity, 3D segmentation and rendering in addition to conventional methodologies such as RECIST / WHO, Volume tracking and morphologic characterization.



Infectious Disease Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Our mission is to explore how foodborne and nosocomial microbes can affect animal and human health. As a team of scientists, we seek to unravel the epidemiology and molecular mechanisms of foodborne and nosocomial pathogens, with emphasis on antimicrobial resistance, to improve health and well being of humans and animals.



Informatics Research & Development

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Informatics Research & Development is a group of highly trained software engineers, IT professionals, and biomedical informatics technicians that is housed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics.In conjunction with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center IT (OSUWMC-IT) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), IR&D offers the following services:

- IHIS for Research
- Research Informatics Services Core
- Software Engineering



Institute for Ergonomics

Type: Institute

Summary:

The Institute for Ergonomics at The Ohio State University is dedicated to ensuring safe and effective designs of work environments and consumer products. This is accomplished by determining both the physical and cognitive capabilities and limitations of people, and understanding how one's performance is affected by using different tools, work practices, and support technologies.



Institute for Materials Research

Type: Institute

Summary:

The Institute for Materials Research represents more than 200 faculty members and research groups engaged in materials research from 6 colleges and 20 departments at The Ohio State University. With a network of state-of-the-art facilities throughout these departments and colleges, IMR provides coordination for a dynamic, world-class and multi-disciplinary materials research community that incorporates science and engineering from the sub-nano to macro scales, from soft to hard materials, from basic phenomena to devices, and from biology and medicine to agriculture, energy, communications, transportation and computation. IMR has a special mission: to create and sustain a coordinated, state-of-the-art environment that fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research in the science and engineering of materials that addresses the future needs of society.



Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Integrative Cardiovascular Physiology Core Laboratory (ICP) will support cardiovascular research using large research animal (e.g. rabbit, canine, porcine) models of human diseases. The core will provide both equipment and staffing support to assist investigators in the DHLRI. Equipment is available for cardiac echocardiography, hemodynamic and electrophysiology studies.

The core has the following equipment available:

1) GE Vivid 7 Echocardiograph

2) GE Mac-Lab IT hemodynamic and Cardiolab Electrophysiology amplifier with RF ablation interface and Image capture capability Bloom Four Channel Programmable Stimulator GE C-arm fluoroscope.



Interventional Cardiology Cath Core Lab

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The DHLRI Interventional Cath Core fosters the development of interventional devices, therapies, and techniques by providing a translational laboratory setting where basic research findings can be developed into clinically relevant treatments for cardiovascular diseases.
The Non-GLP core is set up to accomadate a wide variety of interventional cardiac procedures using large animal models. Minimally invasive chronic procedures are permitted in this space. Non-cardiac studies can also benefit from the use of fluoroscopic guidance allowing real time x-ray confirmation during procedures. Orthopaedic groups have found it useful for guiding injections into joints. The aide of a contrast agent make it possible for surgeons to look for leaks following procedures in the GI tract.

The core is equipped with an OEC 9800 mobile C-arm with cardiac package and digitally archived images.

Support equipment include an anesthesia machine, ventilator, basic monitoring equipment (ECG, pressue, pulse Ox), cautery, IV pump, and power injector.



Laser Capture Microdissection Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

LCM is able to capture a relatively pure population of cells for downstream molecular analyses from paraffin embedded or frozen tissues. Cells are collected on a 6 mm capsure cap for DNA/RNA/Proteomic analysis. The dissection process itself is simple although special care must be taken in tissue handling, staining, and preparation to ensure that cell capture will be successful.



Laser Capture Molecular Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Laser Capture Molecular (LCM) Core of The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) has been set up to enable investigators to incorporate the benefits of laser capture microdissection in their individual research projects. This exciting technology which was developed at the National Institute of Health helps to overcome the heterogeneity of tissue to isolate specific and pure populations of cells.



Leukemia Tissue Bank

Type: Repository

Summary:

The Leukemia Tissue Bank Shared Resource (LTBSR) helps scientists translate basic research to the clinical setting by providing central collection, processing and storage of tissue samples from patients with leukemia, myeloma or lymphoma enrolled on Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) protocols. These samples are available to investigators at Ohio State and to outside collaborators who study the cellular and molecular properties of these diseases. The ability to examine tumor cells from patients is an essential part of determining the causes of cancer and developing new and effective treatments.

A National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored biorepository, the HMSR has more than 40,000 vials of cryopreserved viable cells and 13,000 vials of matched frozen plasma and/or serum samples from more than 4,000 patients treated for leukemia and other malignancies.



Machine Shop

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The machine shop is equipped with Manual and Computer Controlled ( CNC ) machinery for high-precision fabrication of mechanical and optical instrumentation using a very wide spectrum of material.

Services Available:

Consultation of Design
Turning and Milling
Welding (MIG and TIG)
Helium Leak Test for Vacuum Welds
Soldering and Silver Brazing



Mass Spec Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

We train faculty, staff and students to utilize the mass spectrometers to perform mass analysis for chemical compound identification and/or confirmation. The facility contains a Bruker Microflex (MALDI) and a Bruker MicrOTOF (ESI) equiped with and Agilent 1200 LC.



Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility (MS&P) or Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR) as it is known within the OSUCCC, provides investigators access to advanced mass spectrometry instrumentation and analysis for protein identification, characterization, and quantification. Using a variety of analytical platforms, researchers are able to discover novel differentially expressed proteins in serum, urine, BAL fluid, saliva, frozen tissues, formalin-fixed tissues and cell lysates. The MS&P/PSR is part of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center managed by the OSU Office of Research, with significant operational management by the OSUCCC. The MS&P/PSR is located within OSUCCC space in the Biomedical Research Tower. This facility is an interdisciplinary unit that provides researchers with technical expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation needed to identify proteins, protein modifications, protein interactions and protein biomarkers as well as protein quantitation studies in cancer samples. The MS&P/PSR can identify proteins from solution, 1D and 2D gels using electrophoresis and imaging equipment, robotic sample handlers and (tandem) mass spectrometers.



Medicinal Chemistry Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Medicinal Chemistry Shared Resource (MCSR) provides medicinal chemistry support to investigators at the OSUCCC – James and to other academic and commercial institutions. It integrates the expertise of multiple disciplines, including synthetic and process chemistry, instrumental analysis and molecular pharmacology.



Microelectronics Cleanroom

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Semiconductor Processing Cleanrooms for Microfabrication includes 4000 square feet of class 100 and 1000 areas with additional associated laboratory space. There are facilities to process and fabricate silicon integrated circuits and III-V devices, and this capability has been demonstrated by the implementation of circuits in a variety of technologies (MOS, bipolar, FETs, optoelectronics, and photovoltaics). The processing equipment include a Technics Planar Etch II Plasma Reactor for dielectric deposition, hydrogen processing, and etching; ICP/RIE and E-Beam Photolithography; CHA 4-Pocket electron beam evaporator; NRC filament evaporator; ellipsometer; DekTak profilomiter; Karl Suss MJB-3 mask aligner; Kasper and Cobilt aligners and associated photolithography equipment; annealing, oxidation and diffusion furnaces; a pulsed laser deposition facility; West Bond wire bonder; Kenworth probe station with Hewlett-Packard 4145; 4-point probe; wet chemical clean benches, etc. In addition to ECE faculty, staff and students, the facilities are available to researchers from Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering and from outside Ohio State University. Arrangements for access by non-ECE Department personnel can be made by contacting Cleanroom Manager James Jones.



Microimaging Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Biomedical Research Tower (BRT) is a 10-story, 403,000-square-foot facility housing more than 180,000 square feet of lab space. The BRT is the largest research facility on the OSU campus, nearly doubling the amount of biomedical research space on campus.

Within the BRT (lower level), the Microimaging Laboratory is housed. It serves as part of the advanced structural, functional and molecular animal imaging infrastructure. The facility is part of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging resources/services.



Microscopy Core Lab

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The DHLRI Microscopy Core Lab provides instruments for both wide-field and confocal microscopy. Specimens can be imaged by either transmitted light or epi-fluorescence. Images can be captured as single planes, z-stacks through the depth of the specimen, or as time-series. The core also has software for post-acquisition processing and analysis, as well as 3-D reconstruction of z-stack images. A tunable infrared laser is available for multiphoton fluorescence imaging in live specimens. Core personnel are available to assist you in instrument setup and specimen analysis. Training is also available for investigators wishing to work independently.



Molecular Imaging Agent Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Molecular Imaging Agent Laboratory, led by Dr. Michael Tweedle, pursues problems in cancer diagnosis and therapy using biochemical in vivo imaging. The goal is hyper-effective cancer therapy through biochemically personalized treatment.



Molecular and Cellular Imaging Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The MCIC is a shared technology laboratory located at the Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster (OH). We house equipment and provide services in microscopy (light, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy), and in the area of genomics and molecular biology (small scale sequencing, genotyping, massive parallel sequencing). Our mission is to support research at the Ohio State University. The facility is also available to other research and educational institutions.



Mouse Genetics Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

This Core subsidizes the production of transgenic and knockout mice for qualified Core users. The transgenic animal facility (see link) is located in the Biomedical Research Tower.

Services Provided:

1) Generation of transgenic mice
2) Knockout mice
3) Rederivation
4) Assisted Reproduction



Muscle Physiology Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Provides assessment of skeletal muscle contractile function

Provides training in assessment of muscle contractile function
Consults on other striated musclefunction, including diaphragm and cardiac muscle function

Provides various contraction protocols, including twitch contraction, tetanic contractions, eccentric contractions, and fatigue experiments.



Museum of Biological Diversity

Type: Museum

Summary:

Biological research museums have a mission similar to that of libraries, but instead of preserving books, biological collections preserve individual organisms. Collections grow continuously through activities of faculty, students, and other researchers, as well as by exchange with other museums. As they grow, collections increase in value, preserving samples of natural variation, documenting the occurrence of species in space and time, and providing a critical basis for our understanding of species identity. Biological collections are also the source of information regarding phylogenetic (evolutionary) relationships, whether morphological or genetic. Without this phylogenetic context, no comparative biology would be possible. We do not have public displays, but focus on research and education.



Nanosystems Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

NanoSystems Laboratory (NSL) is a campus-wide user facility providing the OSU material science community with cutting-edge characterization equipment. The instruments available at NSL include, but are not limited to: a state-of-the-art dual beam Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope (FIB/SEM) with capabilities for electron beam lithography, in situ nanomanipulation, and EDS X-ray microanalysis, a high-resolution triple axis X-ray Diffractometer, two Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) Magnetometers, two Atomic Force/Magnetic Force Microscopes (AFM/MFM), a new Chemical Vapor Deposition System for diamond growth, three Physical Property Measurement Systems (PPMS) for high-magnetic-field electric and magnetic measurements, one of which has a PPMS-compatible cryogenic AFM/MFM, two Terahertz Spectrometers, an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer, and a rapid turnaround system for low-temperature magnetotransport measurements. In addition, NSL operates a Class 1000 clean room with instruments such as a Langmuir-Blodgett trough for molecular monolayer deposition, a combined magnetron sputtering/electron beam thin film deposition system, and a laser writer for mask-free photo lithography.



Nanotech West Lab

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

At Nanotech West Lab, we're passionate about micro- and nanotechnology and the potential to transform both research and industry applications. Current research programs at Ohio State span the fields of electronics, optics, advanced materials and characterization, energy, biology and medicine. If you have research to conduct, a market to conquer, or a product you'd like to evolve, Nanotech West Lab is the place to make it happen.



Network Based Computing Lab

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The objectives of the research group are as follows: Proposing new designs for high performance network-based computing systems by taking advantages of modern networking technologies and computing systems; Developing better middleware, API, and programming environments so that modern network-based computing applications can be developed and implemented in a scalable and high performance manner; Performing the above research in an integrated manner (by taking systems, networking, and applications into account); and Focusing on experimental computer science research.



NeuroMuscular Biomechanics Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Welcome to The Ohio State Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab! Our goal is to provide a scientific basis for the treatment of human movement disorders. To reach this goal, we apply mechanical engineering principles to clinical problems to study musculoskeletal mechanics, design medical devices and procedures, and seek to optimize the functional outcome of clinical and surgical interventions.



Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The CCIC NMR is a state-of-the-art campus-wide core facility that currently houses five high resolution Bruker NMR spectrometers (600 to 850 MHz) with a range capabilities: high-sensitivity cryoprobes for biomolecular studies, high throughput sample changers for metabolomics, solid state probes for biomolecules and materials, micro-imaging and diffusion. The facility and resources are available to all scientists within and outside the OSU.



Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Welcome to the NMR Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University. The facility houses six Bruker NMR spectrometers listed below that are located in CBEC 092 and Evans Laboratory 0083, 0086. These instruments are available 24/7 to trained users within the department via online scheduling. Please click on the link below for more detailed information on requesting usage, scheduling time, etc.



Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The OSU-NRL is used for a wide range of nuclear-related research endeavors, including evaluation of material elemental constituents using neutron activation analysis (NAA) and neutron depth profiling (NDP); evaluation of radiation damage to electronic components and other materials, such as optical fibers and optical fiber-based sensors; evaluation of neutron and gamma-ray radiation sensitive detector performance; isotope production; and biomedical experiments. The OSU-NRL staff provides a variety of instructional services ranging from general tours to group laboratory sessions, and facilitates research projects structured to student and faculty interests.

The OSU-NRL features The Ohio State University Research Reactor (OSURR), as well as a professional gamma-ray spectroscopy system and two gamma-ray irradiators. The OSURR is a pool‑type reactor, with multiple beam ports and dry tubes as irradiation facilities, that is utilized for a variety of instructional, research, and service activities. It is licensed to operate at thermal powers up to a maximum of 500 kilowatts, and at this maximum steady‑state power, the maximum thermal neutron flux in the central irradiation facility is approximately 1.4x1013 n/cm2/s. For current facility use rates, please email reactor@osu.edu



Nutrient and Phytochemical Analytics Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Nutrient and Phytochemical Analytics Shared Resource (NPASR) provides investigators with expert bioanalytical method development and quantitative analysis. This resource supports development of methods and techniques to quantitatively determine nutrients and phytochemicals in foods. It also identifies these compounds and their metabolites in biological samples from human clinical trials and animal model investigations.

NPASR personnel are specialists in analytical chemistry who concentrate their expertise in examining the bioavailability, metabolism and physiological significance of carotenoids, isothiocyanates, isoflavones and other phytochemicals found in many foods.



Office of Academic Affairs

Type: Division

Summary:

With authority delegated by the Board of Trustees and under the president, the executive vice president and provost at The Ohio State University has responsibility for the administration, coordination, and development of all academic functions of the university.



Office of Research

Type: Division

Summary:

The breadth, scope, and excellence of our research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally, and globally. New discoveries and innovations are everywhere and the enthusiasm of the Ohio State research community is palpable.



Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center

Type: Center

Summary:

OARDC is a premier institution committed to safe, healthy, and affordable food and agricultural products; sustainable food and agricultural systems; strong rural and urban communities; stewardship of natural resources and the environment; keeping Ohio positioned favorably in a global economy.



Ohio Cooperative Development Center

Type: Center

Summary:

Our mission is to improve the economic condition of rural areas in Ohio and West Virginia through the development of all types of cooperative businesses and "cooperative like" groups. OCDC is a part of a business development, research, and extension education team at the Ohio State University South Centers, allowing the center to effectively provide comprehensive resources for new and emerging cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia.



Ohio Supercomputer Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The Ohio Supercomputer Center empowers a wide array of groundbreaking innovation and economic development activities in the fields of bioscience, advanced materials, data exploitation and other areas of state focus by providing a powerful high performance computing, research and educational cyberinfrastructure for a diverse statewide/regional constituency.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center partners strategically with Ohio researchers — especially following the 2002 establishment of a focused research support program — in developing competitive, collaborative proposals to regional, national, and international funding organizations to solve some of the world's most challenging scientific and engineering problems.

The Ohio Supercomputer Center leads strategic research activities of vital interest to the State of Ohio, the nation and the world community, leveraging the exceptional skills and knowledge of an in-house research staff specializing in the fields of supercomputing, computational science, data management, biomedical applications and a host of emerging disciplines.



Participant Recruitment and Retention

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Recruitment and Retention can help design those first touch points with the community and share best practices to help researchers achieve their recruitment/retention goals.



Pathology Core Facility

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Weiqiang (John) Zhao, MD, PhD, FCAP serves as the director of the PCF. The lab is a CLIA approved, CAP certified laboratory performing many basic and advanced services. Five laboratories comprise the Pathology Core Facility (PCF) including histology, fluorescent (FISH)/in situ hybridization (ISH), immunohistochemistry (IHC), molecular, and research and development. The PCF provides a wide array of histology based research and clinical services with qualified, well-trained clinical technologists and research assistants maintaining a cohesive and seamless infrastructure ensuring consistent results and quick turn around times.

Aside from functioning as a histology based research service to investigators, the PCF provides laboratory services to the ALLIANCE for Clinical Trials and Oncology which is one of the multidisciplinary cooperative cancer treatment groups funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PCF’s role in this group is to prepare stained and unstained tissue sections, isolate nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from paraffin embedded tissue samples as well as construct tissue microarrays for further testing and data collection. The goal of this program is to seek improved methods of cancer therapy and prevention.

The laboratory also serves as the tissue repository for the Adenoma Polyp Tissue Bank (APTB) national clinical cancer treatment group, whose focus is to study the efficacy and safety of the drug celecoxib in preventing the occurrence of new adenomatous polyps, which put people at increased risk for colorectal cancers.



Pharmacoanalytical Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Pharmacoanalytic Shared Resource (PhASR) supports pre-clinical and clinical drug development at Ohio State by providing high quality and cost-effective bioanalytical method development, quantitative sample analysis, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic experimental design, data analysis and modeling. Expertise among PhASR personnel includes quantitative pharmacology; bioanalytical methodology, design and conduct of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies in animal disease models and in humans enrolled in clinical trials; data analysis and modeling of PK/PD data to inform drug development decisions. PhASR personnel are available for consultation on clinical or pre-clinical PK/PD experimental design and analysis.



Plant-Microbe Genomics Facility

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Facility, established in 2000, serves the entire Ohio State University as well as the researchers in the state of Ohio and beyond, by providing resources in order to study genomes from DNA sequence to protein activities. Despite our name, the Facility can study any organism's DNA, RNA or protein. The Facility provides 5 major services: 1) DNA Sequencing, 2) Genotyping, 3) Gene Promoter Characterization, 4) Real-time PCR, , and 5) Biomolecular Interaction Analysis. The procedures are designed to provide the opportunity to obtain high quality results at a reasonable cost. This is a cost recovery unit while tours and demonstrations for any group or individual are free. Please explore the website and feel free to contact us in order to learn about how we can assist you.



RT-PCR 7900HT

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

We provide RNA and DNA quality control using the BioRad Experion electrophoresis-on-a-chip system.

GeneChip data often need to be confirmed by single-gene oriented analytical approaches such as real-time PCR. The core is equipped with the ABI 7900HT real-time PCR System as well as Primer Express for primers design.



Regulatory Knowledge and Support

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Beyond the science involved in clinical research, there are important regulatory and ethical issues that need to be considered. How these issues are addressed impact the overall value, validity and integrity of a study.

The CCTS Regulatory Knowledge and Support Service provides expertise in revealing and resolving such issues that are particular to any one study. The result is to create a robust environment for human subject research that not only meets the applicable rules and regulations, but promotes the conscientious conduct of these endeavors.



Research Informatics Services

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

In collaboration with The Ohio State University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the Informatics Research and Development Research Informatics Services (RIS) core provides investigators, trainees, and research staff at OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) with access to state-of-the-art biomedical informatics expertise, technologies and data management platforms. Our team leverages the skills and tools that exist within OSU’s Department of BMI and OSUWMC’s Information Technology Department (OSUWMC-IT) in order to provide an informatics-based catalyst in support of novel, multi-disciplinary clinical and translational science endeavors.



Research Labs - Nursing

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Center for Nursing Research in the College of Nursing has two wet laboratories located on Newton Hall's lower level. The center also houses two wet laboratories which are staffed by a fulltime research specialist who is available to consult with faculty and students on laboratory methods and to assist with assays as needed. The laboratories are equipped with 3 refrigerated centrifuges, water baths, pH analyzers, microbalances, microscopes, a CO2 incubator and a level III biosafety cabinet for cell culture, an ultrapure water system, 4 refrigerators, one -20 freezer and three -80 freezers. Specialty equipment for analysis of nicotine metabolites includes a Hitachi Liquid Chromatography System with UV detector, a D-7500 Integrator and autosampler, and three Bedfont Mini-Smokerlyzer instruments for noninvasive monitoring of expired air CO than can be easily transported for analyses in outpatient settings.

Equipment for measurement of hormones, cytokines, immunoglobulins, and other bioactive peptides in blood, saliva, urine and cell culture fluids includes power sources for gel electrophoresis, a Gel-Logic Image System for viewing and quantifying band density on western blots and agarose gels, and two microplate readers for ELISA and other chromagen-based assays. Equipment for real-time PCR includes a PCR Workstation, a Nanodrop 2000, and an iCycler and CFX96 thermocycler which are interfaced with a dedicated desktop computer and software for data storage and analysis. Faculty and students also have access to a Meso-Scale Discovery Reader housed in the GCRC for analysis of up to nine different cytokines using a chemiluminescense platform.



Resources for Finding Funding

Type: College

Summary:

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides resources and education to the Ohio State research community for the identification of extramural funding opportunities.

One of the most comprehensive funding search tools is infoEd Global SPIN which is available to all faculty, staff, and students. SPIN provides a comprehensive and up-to-date database of grants, fellowships, awards, and other funding opportunities from public, private, domestic, and international sources in every discipline.

Users may create e-mail funding alerts based on key words, i.e., areas of interest, academic disciplines.

The InfoEd SPIN database contains over 40,000 distinct opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors. SPIN provides both active searching as well as automated, daily opportunity notifications.



Rodent Behavior Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Rodent Behavior Core is funded in part by an Institutional Core Grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (P30-NS045758). We are conveniently located in the Biomedical Research Tower on Central Campus. The Rodent Behavior Core staff provides scientists with consultation and technical expertise using a standard battery of behavioral testing to identify phenotype of mutant and transgenic rodents.



Semiconductor Epitaxy and Analysis Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Semiconductor Epitaxy and Analysis Laboratory (SEAL) includes the first University Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) facility developed in the state of Ohio (1994) and unique, world-class facilities to grow and characterize nanostructured electronic materials. SEAL’s inception as OSU’s MBE Laboratory came via interdisciplinary funding from OSU’s Center for Materials Research to Professor Ringel and rapidly became the central laboratory around which massive expansion of the electronic materials, optoelectronics and device research areas has occurred. Facilities for MBE growth of arsenide and phosphide based III-V compound semiconductors, epitaxial metallic multilayers, and SiGe, along with an array of sophisticated in-situ characterization tools, including x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and scanning tunneling microscopy, are linked along a common ultra-high-vacuum transfer assembly so that flexibly in-situ sample transfer between all deposition and characterization chambers is feasible. The ability to transfer between epitaxy chambers and atomic-scale and chemically-sensitive characterization tools within a UHV environment, coupled with the wide range of materials being studied III-V compounds based on (Al,In,Ga)/(As,P), IV-IV semiconductors, magnetic and nonmagnetic metallic layers make this a unique facility for leading edge research in electronic materials, heterostructures and nanostructures. SEAL incorporates major facilities obtained with equipment grants to EMDL and also to EMDL’s collaborators from the College of Engineering, Department of Physics and the Center for Materials Research who have contributed capabilities to the SEAL UHV cluster. Hence, the interdisciplinary nature of the Laboratory, which is at the core of its formation, translates into close collaborations between engineers, physicists, and industrial partners, providing unique research opportunities for students and senior researchers throughout the colleges of Engineering and Math & Physical Sciences.



Sensors and Measurements Facilities

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Several laboratories have been established at Ohio State to support the development of solid-state sensors. These facilities and accompanying capabilities, along with those in the Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM), include:

Thick-film and thin-film fabrication devices
Electronic nose along with artificial intelligence and neural-net software
A wide range of electrical measuring equipment
A complete sensor measurement and testing facility with the capability for controlled gas flow and mixing systems
Computer-controlled data acquisition and analyses



Small Animal Imaging Core

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Small Animal Imaging Core (SAIC) is a state-of-the-art, small-animal imaging facility available to all investigators and other academic and commercial institutions.

The SAIC houses high-resolution imaging equipment and offers assistance from professionals who are experts in operating each imaging modality, small animal handling, and analytical software support for quantitative image analysis.



Small Animal Metabolic Core

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The goal of the Small Animal Metabolic Core is to provide expertise in metabolic studies including whole body metabolism, food intake and physical activity in small rodents.



Small Animal Research Imaging Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The mission of the Small Animal Research Imaging Core (SARIC) is to provide non-invasive, whole animal imaging of rodents used in preclinical research studies at The Ohio State University.



Solid Tumor Translational Science Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Solid Tumor Translational Science Shared Resource (STTSSR) team works closely with clinical and translational scientists to develop a customizable portfolio of biomarker assays in order to provide innovative, correlative science studies associated with early-phase solid tumor oncology clinical trials. This resource works closely with clinical investigators in the design and management of studies and provides guidance related to assay development and analysis. The STTSSR serves as a central repository for specimens collected from patients on trials and is responsible for processing the tissue for any number of downstream analyses. In addition to developing novel assays, i the STTS-SR partners with other OSUCCC Shared Resources to utilize available technologies such as next-generation sequencing, RNA expression analysis and proteomics. In these situations, the STTSSR is responsible for obtaining and preparing the patient samples for downstream analyses and then collects and organizes the data.

The STTSSR resource also helps identify and develop partnerships among investigators and pharmaceutical companies to gain access to new drugs and compounds and to provide corresponding correlative testing and analyses for cancer studies.



Specialty Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

All samples received within the HTRN Specialty Lab are accessioned and processed based on the research protocol requirements. Services include blood sample processing into different subtypes (plasma, buffy coat and serum), nucleic acid extraction from blood and tissue, and various sample banking, pulling and distribution. Also, special leukemia cell differential staining and cell counting can be provided upon request.



Spine Research Institute

Type: Institute

Summary:

Our mission at the Spine Research Institute is to systematically improve the way we prevent, evaluate, and treat spine disorders through the identification of disorder causal pathways. We accomplish this mission through collaborative research, education, and the development of platform technologies.



Sports Medicine

Type: Center

Summary:

OSU Sports Medicine offers the largest team and the most comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of injuries in athletes and active individuals.

Our pursuit of excellence in research, patient care and education is enhanced by our position within a nationally prominent academic medical center, which allows the integration of strengths from many specialties.

Our team of experts provides personalized care in sports medicine, sports performance, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, nutrition, concussion management and sport psychology.



Surface Analysis Lab

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

What we do:

XPS

Students, staff and faculty are trained to operate the Kratos Axis Ultra XPS. The instrument is equipped with both monochromated (Al) and dual (Mg and Al) x-ray guns. Additionally, the instrument is equipped with a helium UV source to provide UPS and an Ar ion gun to provide depth profiling. See the lab manager for additional training if you would like to analyze air sensitive samples.
Please acknowledge NSF-DMR grant #0114098

Dry-box for XPS sample preparation

A dry-box is provided for sample mounting in an oxygen/water free environment. There is a removable chamber attached to the dry-box which may be fitted to our current XPS instrument. Contact the lab manager if you are interested in performing air-sensitive experiments.

SEM

Students, staff and faculty are trained to operate the JEOL JSM-5500 scanning electron microscope. The SEM is well suited for quick imaging on the order of a micron.

Metal Plasma Deposition Coater

The coater is configured with a gold target for SEM sample preparation of insulating samples.

AFM

Bruker Icon Dimension AFM. Students are routinely trained for operation in Tapping Mode and ScanAsyst. Some of the options available are heated transition imaging and liquid imaging. Please contact the lab manager if you wish to explore other options with the AFM in addition to traditional modes.



Target Validation Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Target Validation Shared Resource (TVSR) assists investigators in generating reliable proof-of-concept preclinical animal model data for grant applications, publications and IND applications for the FDA.

Preclinical mouse models of cancer have become indispensable for in vivo target validation studies, such as determining in vivo efficacy of therapeutics, unraveling in vivo off-target effects of therapeutics including unexpected negative side-effects in a whole organism, elucidating significance of biological pathways towards disease initiation/progression etc. The Target Validation Shared Resource assists investigators with these in vivo target validation studies.

The TVSR shared resource has expertise in establishing breeding programs for GEMM (genetically engineered mouse model) animals and immune-compromised mouse strains, developing xenograft/allograft mouse models of cancer, therapeutic compound administration and subsequent monitoring of the animals. It also provides consultation towards in vivo target validation study design.

The goal of TVSR is to assist investigators in generating reliable “proof-of-concept” preclinical animal (mouse) model data for grant applications, publications and filing of IND applications to FDA.



The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Type: Center

Summary:

Named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world.

Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system, with major themes focused on:

climatic reconstruction of glacial and post-glacial times;
polar ice-sheets: dynamics, history and ice-atmosphere interactions;
high-latitude landform evolution, soils and hydrology;
geologic evolution of Antarctica;
investigations of ocean dynamics and environmental-chemical processes;
and the history of polar exploration.



The Center for Pharmacogenomics

Type: Center

Summary:

The approach taken by OSU Center for Pharmacogenomics (C-PGx) spans across basic biomedical sciences and functional genomics to clinical implementation. In addition, the C-PGx educates academic and industrial scientists, health-care professionals, and the public, about the potential of pharmacogenomics in medical practice. The C-PGx focuses on the discovery of genetic variants that serve as biomarkers guiding successful drug therapy in individual patients. C-PGx has developed new approaches for the discovery of genetic variants, with focus on gene regulation, including innovative genome-scale technologies such as massively-parallel sequencing and data integration. Together with numerous collaborators across the world, C-PGx scientists have already generated clinically relevant biomarkers guiding optimal therapies for the individual patient.



The Fontana Corrosion Center

Type: Center

Summary:

Welcome to the Fontana Corrosion Center in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Home to one of world's richest traditions in corrosion research, with activities focused on aqueous corrosion, environmental fracture, high-temperature corrosion, oxidation, and modeling.



The Infant Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

The Infant Laboratory team explores infant development, assessing babies' physical (motor) and mental (cognitive) skills. The Infant Lab’s research looks at babies who are reaching their developmental milestones on schedule and those who are delayed. The goal is to develop techniques to identify developmental delays sooner and early intervention programs that will help infants with delays catch up.



The Knowledge Bank

Type: Library

Summary:

The Knowledge Bank is a collaborative service of the Ohio State University Libraries and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Faculty, staff and graduate students associated with the Ohio State University are invited to deposit digital materials for long-term preservation and world-wide electronic accessibility. OSU communities are invited to use the Knowledge Bank to distribute their intellectual output. Examples of communities are academic departments, administrative units, programs, and interdisciplinary centers. Types of content include working papers, post prints, annual reports, technical reports, proceedings of conferences, senior honors theses, digital stories, interviews, videos, images, books, newsletters and journals.



The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC), located at The Ohio State University, connects different segments of the bioproducts community to nurture business ecosystems and facilitate commercialization of new sustainable bioproduct technologies.

OBIC's internal staff, as well as a network of consultants, seeks to provide a series of services. We work with many different groups with varied interests to accomplish shared goals.



The OSU Pharmacogenomics Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Pharmacogenomics Core Lab in the OSU Center for Pharmacogenomics offers state of the art Next Generation Sequencing. We are an Ion Torrent Certified Service Provider for AmpliSeq transcriptomes and exomes as well as whole transcriptome analysis.



The Ohio State University

Type: University



The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Type: Center

Summary:

The OSUCCC – James is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation that we have maintained through competitive renewal since 1976. After the site review for our most recent renewal, we earned the NCI's highest ranking, "exceptional”. The NCI survey team stated that the OSUCCC – James "should serve as the model for other matrix university-based centers."

The OSUCCC – James has 21 Shared Resources that provide specialized services to cancer researchers. They offer cost-effective, state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation; expert guidance and training; and clinical, administrative and technical support.



The Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center

Type: Center

Summary:

Our mission is to provide food industry companies, the Department of Food Science and Technology, and related institutions with technical and scientific services through education, research, and product development with highly skilled personnel, a fully equipped pilot plant, and teaching facilities.



Tissue Bank

Type: Repository

Summary:

The Tissue Bank (Biospecimen Repository) collects samples of tumors and normal tissue from dogs and cats, and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators. The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University was selected by the Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) as one of three veterinary institutions nationwide to participate in populating the Pfizer-CCOGC multi-institutional Tissue Bank. this National Cancer Institute-sponsored endeavor emphasizes the importance of comparative oncology research. The Tissue Bank at The Ohio State University follows the guidelines established by the CCoGC for several specific types of tumors and similar established protocols for other tumors. Tissues are collected and archived only after receiving consent from the owners. This sample bank will serve as a tremendous resource with the ultimate goal fo developing new prevention and treatment strategies for dogs with a variety of illnesses.



Trace Element Research Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL) has world-class capabilities for elemental chemical measurements for an incredibly wide variety of applications in earth, environmental, chemical, biological, medical and materials sciences. Superb expertise and state of the art inductively coupled plasma based optical emission and mass spectrometry instruments are available. Most of the elements in the periodic table (other than C, N, O, F and noble gas elements) can be measured at concentrations from major (%) to ultratrace (part per trillion). Measurements can be made on solution samples, solids following digestion or, using laser ablation sampling, directly on solids.

The TERL provides facilities and expertise to researchers, students and faculty throughout The Ohio State University in variety of ways. Properly trained researchers, students and faculty can use the facilities independently or in collaboration with our staff. On the other extreme, TERL staff discuss research or analyses problems of interest with faculty, students or clients, design the appropriate measurements, make the measurements and provide analysis results.

Our mission includes teaching of the fundamental concepts and practical measurement techniques through traditional courses, short courses and one-on-one sessions. The TERL encourages faculty to use the facilities and staff expertise in their teaching activities.

We also provide services and expertise to other Universities, government organizations, individuals and industry at rates on a par with commercial laboratories with a special emphasis on unique method development and problem solving.



University Laboratory Animal Resources

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) facilitates the humane care and use of animals in biomedical research and teaching at Ohio State and also provides veterinary services. ULAR staff members oversee compliance with federal regulations and guidelines related to animal use and promote the responsible use of animals for the benefit of society.



University Libraries

Type: Library

Summary:

University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 15 locations across the Columbus campus, through the web site, library.osu.edu, and by phone, 614-292-OSUL (6785).



Veterinary Clinical Research Support Shared Resource

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The Veterinary Clinical Research Support Shared Resource (VCRSSR) designs and conducts clinical trials in companion animals with spontaneous diseases to evaluate novel diagnostics and therapeutics and collects biospecimens, such as tissue biopsies, serum, plasma and urine, in support of comparative cancer research. The overriding goal of this resource is to advance the diagnosis and treatment of disease in veterinary patients while enhancing the health of humans through comparative and translational studies.



Veterinary Medical Center

Type: Center



Wexner Medical Center

Type: Center



X-Ray Crystallography

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The x-ray diffraction lab has equipment for collecting macromolecular single-crystal x-ray diffraction data. Typical data collection times are a few hours for screening and analysis, followed by 1-2 days for collection of a full data set. The lab is equipped with cryogenic devices for low-temperature (-180°C) data collection



X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction is a leading technique for the determination of molecular and crystal structures and for obtaining the absolute configuration of molecules. This laboratory allows researchers to do small molecule single crystal structure determinations, where the metrical details of a molecule are ascertained (such as, bond lengths, bond angles, and conformation) along with the arrangement of the molecules within the solid state. Students with crystallographic experience can collect diffraction data and/or solve and refine their own structures. Otherwise, the complete structure analysis is done by the staff crystallographer



Xenograft Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The purpose of the Xenograft Core is to bring together investigators studying brain cancer (glioblastoma) biology and novel therapeutics to combat these cancers. The chief purpose of the Core will be to facilitate the analysis of brain tumors in animal models by providing the facilities and technical expertise to conduct these experiments. The Core will allow common experimental approaches to be centralized and a trained technician to perform the common experiments.

Services Provided:

Tumor cell implantation in rodents: Subcutaneous and orthotopic.

Tumor volume measurements

Follow up of Rodent Survival

Euthanasia and Tissue harvest



Zebrafish Genetics Core

Type: Service Providing Lab

Summary:

The facility contains 1,300 tanks of various sizes, and areas for experimentation, food production, cleaning and storage. Aquaculture systems support rearing of zebrafish from fertilized embryos to adults. The facility currently houses numerous wildtype lines and dozens of mutant and transgenic lines. A separate system for the importation of zebrafish lines from universities worldwide is also located in the facility. All phases of zebrafish husbandry are carried out by Zebrafish facility staff and members of the Henion, Beattie and Jontes labs. NIH grant P30- NS045758 partially funded a major expansion of the facility.

The Zebrafish Genetics Core provides expertise and support for targeted gene disruption and subsequent generation of mutant zebrafish. The engineered Zn-finger nuclease approach is also amenable to other model systems. In addition, the Core provides services for BAC engineering leading to the production of transgenic zebrafish or for use in other model systems.



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