Office of Research - CORES

Research Cores and Shared Resources

The 2013 Research Shared Resources User Handbook is now available.  If you have not already submitted a fact sheet for your core to be included in this listing, please contact Janey Wang.

To search for specific core products or services, click here 

Click on a link below for more information about VUMC research core facilities that bill using CORES:



ACCRE - Advanced Computing Center for Research & Education

Carie Lee Kennedy

Analytical Resource Center

Vladimir Babaev

Biochemistry Tissue Core

Kim Johnson

Biostatistics Shared Resource


Seth Martin

Lynne Berry


Erica Bowton

Brain Institute


John Allison

Ginger Milne

Randy Barrett

Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research Core

Jared LeBouef

Cell & Developmental Biology Equipment Resources

Anthony Tharp

Cell Imaging Shared Resource

Sam Wells

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

  • Clinical Discovery Core

Becky Basham

Center for Stem Cell Biology Shared Equipment Resource

Kathy Gleaves

Jennifer Skelton

Center for Structural Biology


Markus Voehler

Joel Harp

Heather Darling

Structural Biology Computational & Chemical Biology Jarrod Smith

Clinical Research Center (CRC) Core Lab

Jennifer Adams

Clinical Trials Center

Jill Janssen

Clinical Trials Shared Resource

Lauren Hackett

Cooperative Human Tissue Network

Kerry Wiles

Data Coordinating Center

Jacqueline Kirby

Digital Histology Shared Resource

Joseph Roland

Division of Animal Care



Jarrod Smith

Eicosanoid Core

Ginger Milne

Energy Balance Core

Maciej Buchowski

Epidemiology Shared Resources


  • Biospecimen Core

Regina Courtney

  • Survey Research Shared Resource

John White

Epithelial Biology Center Imaginge Resource

Joe Roland

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

Kevin Weller

Free Radicals in Medicine (FRIM) Core

Sergey Dikalov

Health Services Research Cores


     OOR Supported Cores

  • Database Analysis Core
  • Human Factors and Systems Safety Core
  • Qualitative Research Core


Amy Graves

Christine Goldsberry

Clare Sullivan

     CTSA Supported Cores

  • Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC)
  • Effective Health Communication Core


Yvonne Joosten

Kathryn Goggins

High Performance Research Data Storage - Blue Arc

ITS Service Delivery

Hormone Assay and Analytical Services Core

Dale Edgarton

Immunology Core

Mike Rock

Innovative Translational Research Shared Resource (ITR)

Kimberly Dahlman

Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research & Education (VIIBRE)


Vanessa Allwardt

David Schaffer

Institute for Space Defense & Electronics (ISDE)


Robert Reed

Institute of Chemical Biology


Kwangho Kim

Paige Vinson

Rob Carnahan

Small Molecule NMR Don Stec

Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)



Jarrod True

Mike Nickels

Institute of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (VINSE)

Rene' Colehour

Investigational Drug Service

Cara Jennings

Investigational Drug Service - Oncology

Hansel Newman

Islet Procurement and Analysis Core

Marcela Brissova

Kennedy Center Core Services

Tim Stafford


Connie Huebschmann

Mass Spectometry Research Center Cores


Lamar Dixon

Lamar Dixon

Richard Caprioli

Metabolomics Core

Alisa Escue

Methionine Metabolism

Robert Dortch

Molecular Cell Biology Resource Cores


Kris Ellis

  • Cell Culture Supplies

Scott Wright

Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center


Nutrition & Diet Assessment Core

Heidi Silver

O'Brien Kidney Disease Center


Debbie Scott

Debbie Scott

Preventive Medicine Computer Resource

Debbie Varnell

Pulmonary IHC Core

Linda Gleaves

Rat Metabolic Physiology Core

Tiffany D. Farmer

Research Informatics (VICC)

Scott Sobecki

Research Phlebotomy

Olivier Boutaud

Sleep Research Core

Melissa Francis

Translational Pathology Shared Resource

Sherry Smith

Urine Analysis Core

Jack Roberts

VANGARD - VANderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design

Lana Olson

VANTAGE - Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics

  • Biobanking Services & Low-Throughput Genotyping

Cara Sutcliffe

  • Sequencing, High-Throughput Genotyping & Expression Services

Lana Olson

Vasoactive Peptide Core

Jeff Petro

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Lab

Bridget Rogers

Zebrafish Aquatic Facility (Z-CORE)

Ela Knapik

To update contact information, send an email to CoresEmail@vanderbilt.edu


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