Scientific Cores

Transgenic Animal Genotyping and Phenotyping Core

Under the direction of Dr. Yumei Feng Earley, Ph.D., Core B aims to establish and operate a centralized facility that provides services, advice, training and technical support for evaluating transgenic animal genotyping and cardiovascular phenotyping research. Operations of a centralized facility is to provide an infrastructure for the success of cardiovascular research and facilitate the development of novel drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Major Cardiovascular Phenotyping techniques offered by this core are continuous blood pressure, heart rate, ECG monitoring by radio telemetry system, in vivo calcium imaging & optogenetics in live free-moving mice, echocardiography, laser doppler blood flow recording.

High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Imaging Core

Under the direction of Dr. Normand Leblanc, Ph.D., Core C aims to establish and operate a centralized facility to advise and train investigators in the use of new technologies by providing state-of-the-art high spatial and temporal resolution imaging methodologies for studying cellular structure, signaling pathways, and function in health and disease. The success of this centralized facility will enhance the overall capacity for biomedical research at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine.