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Core Facilities

Core FacilitiesResearch Core Facilities at Drexel accelerate discovery, promote collaboration, and enhance learning experiences of Drexel researchers by providing access to a range of state-of-the-art instrumentation, expert training and services. The shared resources and physical spaces of cores are a nexus for innovation cutting across disciplines. Expert technical staff care for the instruments and, most importantly, provide critical hands-on training to the next generation of researchers. Core facilities at Drexel help sustain Drexel’s strong research trajectory that was recently acknowledged by our attaining the Research 1 designation in the Carnegie rankings.

Cores at Drexel are open to all Drexel researchers as well as our external academic and industry partners. 

Core Facilities

Materials Characterization Core (MCC)

Contact: Craig Johnson, PhD, Operations Director, Research Core Facilities,
Purpose: 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.

Cell Imaging Center (CIC)

Contact: Harini Sreenivasappa, PhD, Manager,
Purpose: 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.

University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR)

Contact: Richard B. Huneke, D.V.M., M.P.H., DACLAM, Executive Director,
Purpose: 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.

University Research Computing Facility

Contact: David Chin, PhD, Sr. Systems Administrator,
Purpose: The University Research Computing Facility is a resource for high-performance and high-throughput scientific computing for use by Drexel researchers.