Advanced Technology Core Facilities

Advanced Light Microscopy

120 Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 Rollins Street / 573-882-4895 / Director: Dr. Thomas E. Phillips

Equipment and services consist of confocal, super-resolution, digital light-sheet and widefield microscopes, laser capture micro dissection, image analysis and processing and sample preparation.

Animal Modeling

S121 RADIL Bldg., 4011 Discovery Ridge / 573-884-1804 / Director: Dr. Elizabeth Bryda

Provides a variety of essential services associated with the generation and characterization of animal models. Animal Modeling Core personnel provide expert advice on the design and approach used for generating animal models.

Bioinformatics and Analytics

106 Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 Rollins Street / 573-882-8831 / Director: Dr. Lyndon Coghill

Provides informatics support services, develops tools and leverages high-performance computing resources for the UM System and its universities and their researchers.

Cell & Immunobiology

M324 Medical Sciences Building, One Hospital Dr. / 573-884-7315 /

Provides a variety of essential services including preparation of normal and tumor cells for in vivo and in vitro experiments, mycoplasma testing and the revival and preparation of cell lines, as well as flow cytometry services.

Cognitive Neuroscience Systems

15 Melvin H. Marx Bldg., 1416 Carrie Francke Dr. / 573-882-4785 / Director: Dr. Brett Froeliger

Providing state-of-art instrumentation and laboratory space for conducting translational cognitive neuroscience research.

Electron Microscopy

0011 NextGen Precision Health Bldg., 1030 Hitt St. / 573-882-4777 / Director: DeAna Grant

Provides electron microscopy services and technology to investigators from academia and industry. The core offers access to scanning and transmission electron microscopes, as well as ancillary equipment and services.

Gehrke Proteomics Center

214 Bond Life Sciences Center / 573-884-7374 / Director: Dr. Michael Greenlief

The center provides advanced technologies in protein separation and mass spectrometry identification for researchers.

Genomics Technology

216 Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 Rollins Street / 573-882-0428 / Director: Nathan Bivens

Provides genomic services to UM System investigators, external academic researchers and commercial entities. The core is a resource to educate and train researchers / students in the use of sequencing technologies.

Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research

1020 East Campus Loop / 573-884-3808 / Director: Dr. Paul Anderson

The mission of the University of Missouri Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research is to provide state-of-the-art facilities to support research on infectious diseases. Our goal is to foster research in the development of novel approaches to prevent and treat diseases caused by some of our most deadly pathogens.

Metabolomics Center

243 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center / 573-882-5596 / Director: Dr. Lloyd W. Sumner

The mission of the University of Missouri Metabolomics Center (MUMC) is to provide advanced, cutting-edge metabolomics capabilities and expertise to both the MU community and outside entities. 

Molecular Interactions

442 Bond Life Sciences Center / 573-884-1281 / Director: Dr. Tom Quinn

The mission of the Molecular Interactions Core (formerly Structural Biology Core) is to enhance the research infrastructure available to MU life scientists by ensuring sustained access to functional state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in the fields of structural biology, molecular interactions and peptide synthesis.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core

125 Chemistry Building / 573-884-7807 / Director: Dr. Michael Greenlief

The mission of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility is to enhance the research infrastructure available to MU scientists by ensuring access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for the structural elucidation of molecules by NMR spectroscopy.

PET Imaging Center

900 E. Campus Dr. / 573-882-7821 / Director: Dr. Jeffrey Bryan

Housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the PET/CT Imaging Core is a crucial component and important tool in the effort to embrace science at the intersection of humans, animals and the ecosystem. The Core includes a combination positron tomography (PET) scanner and computed tomography (CT) – the PET/CT system – which improves accuracy and speed in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, vascular disorders and Lou Gehrig’s disease, among others. 

Plant Transformation

27 Agriculture Building / 573-882-3023 / Director: Dr. Felix B. Fritschi

The goal of the Plant Transformation Core at the University of Missouri is to enhance both basic and applied research in plant biology by providing fee-based plant transformation services.

Small Animal Phenotyping

C102A, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center / 573-882-9482 / Director: Michael A. Hill

Providing for in vivo study of cardiovascular function, metabolism, drug distribution and aspects of behavior and learning.

X-ray Microanalysis

Room 1 Geological Sciences Building / 573-882-9501 / Director: Dr. James D. Schiffbauer

At the X-ray Microanalysis Core (MizzoµX), we not only explore electron- and X-ray microscopy techniques on fossil materials, but also have built a broad group of collaborators outside of paleontology and geological sciences to apply these techniques to expansive specimen types. We are happy to provide free consultation to best plan and assess your analytical needs, and will work with you to provide full service through the completion of your project.