Research Core Facilities
The UMass Boston core facilities bring cutting-edge instrumentation, methodologies and expertise to our research community. These facilities not only provide high quality research services by our in-house experts but also constitute a major educational resource for our growing research enterprise. Operating as fee-for-service facilities, some are available to external researchers as well.
UMass Core Facilities Voucher Program - A new state voucher program (link is external) funded by the Massachusetts legislature gives small and medium-sized businesses (<50 FTEs) access to the University’s leading-edge research facilities at reduced rates. All UMass Boston core facilities are available for use with the voucher program.
- Start-ups and companies with 10 or fewer employees receive a 75% subsidy.
- Start-ups and companies with 11-50 employees receive a 50% subsidy
UMass Core Facilities Benefits
- Highly competitive rates
- Managed by full-time experienced professionals
- Tiered access to equipment and services
- Streamlined contracts
- State-of-art facilities and equipment
Find a list of core facility webpages and contacts below:
Institutional Core Facilities
|CPCT Genomics Core Facility||To promote advances in biology by providing researchers complete genomic solutions with the latest and most complementary technologies readily available. Genomics Sequencing provides services for traditional capillary sequencing, high-throughput next-generation sequencing, library preparation, and various data analyses.||
Director: Jill Macoska
|Vivarium Core Facility||The Vivarium provides services and resources for investigators to accomplish animal research. The Vivarium: houses mice, rats, axolotl and zebrafish; purchases animals, trains researchers and students regarding proper animal care and use, and monitors the safety of all personnel with laboratory animal contact. In addition to basic husbandry services, the Vivarium staff provides technical and veterinary services and mouse breeding management.||Consultant Vet: Michael Duggan
Technician: Elizabeth Boates 617-287-6389
Location: Integrated Sciences Center.
|Mass Spectrometry Core Facility||The Mass Spectrometry Core Facility enables UMass Boston investigators and academic and industry collaborators to carry out basic and translational proteomics research. We leverage cutting-edge technologies for research and clinical applications. We help investigators and clinicians analyze protein samples, identify protein variants contributing to disease risk, and reveal complex protein-based mechanisms involved in human disease.||Director: Jason Evans
Core Research Assistant: Dennis Zeh
|Fabrication Core Facility||A range of fabrication services are available.||Director: Filip Cuckov|
|Imaging Core Facility||Confocal microscope core.||Director: Alexey Veraksa|
|Flow Cytometry Core Facility||Provides cell sorters, analyzers and particle counters on which we offer a combination of training and service.||Director: Kate McCusker|
|Molecular Spectroscopy Core Facility||A range of complete mass spectrometry services are available.||Director: Walter Buchwald|
|Nanofabrication Core Facility||The Nanofabrication Core supports research in microelectronics, electronic materials, nanotechnology, MEMS, biomedical and optical devices. Our staff provides professional suggestions and ideas to lab users on their projects, including planning, design, and integration for fabricating devices.||Director: Matthew Bell|
|Center for Survey Research||A full-scale academic survey research center that conducts basic and applied research contributing to knowledge and understanding of important social issues. CSR maintains a professional interviewing staff, computer assisted telephone facilities and survey sampling capacity, as well as the ability to conduct mail- and web-based surveys. Since 1971, we have provided methodological expertise to university scholars and public and private agencies.||Director: Trent Buskirk|
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs oversees and supports the institutional core facilities. For information, please contact email@example.com.
Departmental Core Facilities
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs does not oversee department facilities. For information, please use the facility contact.