THE MIAMI PROJECT’S CORE FACILITIES
Offerings located at
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Lois Pope LIFE Center
1095 NW 14th Terrace
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY
The Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Core operates under the aegis of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and has had a long-standing tradition of providing high quality electron microscopy services to all University of Miami researchers. Read more…
HIGH CONTENT CORE FACILITY
Using a PerkinElmer Opera Phenix Plus high content screening (HCS) system, The HCS core at the University of Miami brings cutting-edge assay development and phenotypic screening technology to researchers in academia and industry. From 2D to 3D, widefield to confocal, antibody to dye-based, the core works with users to develop the assays and analytical pipelines that best suit their needs. Some of the core’s current specializations include assays for neurite tracing, lipid droplet quantification, cell viability, morphological and kinetic analyses, phagocytosis, cell marker detection, cell adhesion, and many others. Read more…
Yan Shi, M.S.
HISTOLOGY CORE FACILITY
Histology Core Facility The Histology Core provides a full range of histology services. These include paraffin and frozen tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and routine staining. The Core is staffed by five experienced technicians available to assist researchers with their histology needs. The facility also houses two Leica crystostats, a freezing stage microtome and vibratome which are readily available to researchers.
Maria Dominguez Torre
MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY
The Imaging Core facility at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis provides a wide range of microscopy and imaging instrumentation to Miami Project researchers and collaborators. The Core facility maintains brightfield and fluorescent microscope workstation equipped with MicroBrightField stereology analysis software and a laser scanning confocal system with spectral unmixing capability. Notably, the Core houses the advanced LaVision Ultramicroscope and a dedicated Imaris rendering workstation. As a full-service facility, our aim is to provide scientific and technical expertise in all aspects of imaging, from proper sample preparation, data acquisition at the microscope, to processing and analysis of image data.
Yan Shi, M.S.
VIRAL VECTOR CORE FACILITY
The Viral Vector Core (VVC) is open to all University of Miami researchers. The VVC specializes in producing lentiviral and adeno-associated virus (AAV) viral particles. Read more…