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About the Facilities

Under the leadership of the Executive Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Aleister J. Saunders, Ph.D., research core facilities are central to Drexel’s multifaceted research mission. Drexel University is committed to the development of scientific capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and application through service. To further this mission, Drexel Core Facilities assists faculty in engaging in cutting edge research, high end instrumentation, technical support, education, and innovation aimed to influence societal change and to inspire young minds and future generations. Through strategic direction setting, policy formulation, and governance, Research Core Facilities play a driving role in enabling research and scholarship at Drexel University.

Currently, Research Core Facilities encompasses the following areas: The Materials Characterization Core, The Cell Imaging Center, University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), and The University Research Computing Facility.

The Materials Characterization Core

The Materials Characterization Core (MCC) at Drexel University is a multi-user facility that provides technical expertise and instrumentation for research in variety of areas including nanoscience and engineering, polymer research, biomedical engineering, and chemistry and physics of solid materials.

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The Cell Imaging Center

Housed in the in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), the Cell Imaging Center (CIC) is a multi-user facility that helps support the light microscopy needs of Drexel University researchers. 

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University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR)

Located on all three Drexel University campuses, the University Laboratory Animal Resources provide for the care, health and well-being, with the emphasis on the minimization of discomfort, distress and pain, of animals in research and education programs at Drexel University.

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The University Research Computing Facility

The University Research Computing Facility is a resource for high-performance and high-throughput scientific computing for use by Drexel researchers.

Learn more about URCF