Imaging Core Facilities
State-of-the-art Research Support
Core facilities are shared resources that provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies to support research of all faculty. The core facilities at TTUHSC offer a wide range of services to the research community including cutting edge technologies, high-end instrumentation and technical support for basic, translational and clinical research. We are dedicated to enhancing and expanding the capabilities of your research projects.
TTUHSC Lubbock Campus
The imaging facility houses the IVIS Lumina XR from Caliper Life Sciences for real time tracking of cells expressing bioluminescent or fluorescent proteins simultaneously with X-ray digital imaging technology for living mice. Additionally, there are two fully equipped laser scanning confocal microscopes, a Nikon Ti-E microscope with A1 confocal and STORM super resolution and a Zeiss LSM 510/Meta confocal system attached to both inverted and up-right microscopes. As well as up-right and inverted fluorescence microscopes attached to a CCD camera. MORE
The Molecular Biology Core Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation to support experimental demands in molecular biology, ranging from routine bacterial cell growth, monitoring of mammalian cell growth, advanced approaches for cell transfection, monitoring protein and gene expression, RT-PCR, flow cytometer and cell sorting capabilities, exon amplification and single cell separation for whole genomic analysis. MORE
TTU Lubbock Campus
Provides instrumentation, support and training in various aspects of modern biotechnology including spectrophotometry, protein identification, protein purification molecular interaction, DNA applications and functional genomics. MORE
Prepare samples for both light and electron microscopy. The facility is open to all faculty, graduate students and area businesses interested in enhancing their research using the techniques of transmission electron, scanning electron, laser confocal or epifluorescence microscopy. Trained users are given independent access to the instruments they require. MORE
The Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI) is a multi-user neuroimaging facility that promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The TTNI provides researchers with brain and body imaging technologies including structural (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging and techniques, including multimodal data fusion of EEG, fMRI, and DTI data. MORE
Department of Medical Photography and Electron Microscopy
Specialize in producing a wide array of imaging services for a variety of needs including instructional use, research, student assignments or official business. An award winning core that provides photography, high quality research posters, graphic design and specialized transmission and scanning electron microscopic work. Contact the Department of Medical Education for contact information 806 743-3954.
Cancer Center Cores
TTUHSC Lubbock School of Medicine Cancer Center has several core laboratories available to non-cancer faculty.
- Cell Culture Core
Serves as the Cell Culture and Xenograft Repository for the Children’s Oncology Group and as the Texas Cancer Cell Repository
- Cell Identification Core
Carries out short tandem repeat analyses of cell lines and compares them to a > 3000 cell line database to verify identity.
- Flow Cytometry Core
Has a BD LSR-II analyzer and a BD FACSaria cell sorter.
- Immunocompromised Mouse Core
Part of the TTUHSC LARC and has laminar flow caging systems, animal irradiator, and anesthesia.
- Molecular Biology Core
Has a Taqman quantitative RT-PCR (TLDA-capable), and Agilent bioanalyzer, and an ABI sequencer optimized for STR analysis.