Research Cores

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MUSC has a large number of research cores that are open to investigators both within and outside the institution. These provide expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation to support innovative biomedical research, ranging from basic to translational. Most cores operate on a charge-back basis, with varying degrees of support from the University, Hollings Cancer Center (HCC), centers such as COBREs, or from college or departments. Some interactions with cores are necessarily more collaborative in nature, especially when new technologies or approaches are being developed, whereas others are more service oriented.

Please navigate to an individual core’s web page to find information on services, instrumentation, pricing and contact information. Several cores use the Core Management System Infinity to handle service requests, some use SPARC Request or Calpendo, and others use simple e-mail. If you are planning to include core services in a grant application, it is very important to consult first with the core director to ensure the core can provide the desired service and to develop an appropriate budget.

Cores are overseen by Dr. Steven Rosenzweig, the HCC Associate Director of Shared Resources. Cores are reviewed annually by the MUSC Cores Committee.

For more information about research cores at MUSC, please contact Steven Rosenzweig, Ph.D., at or 843-792-5841.

Learn more about overall research core administration at MUSC.