MU Core Research Facilities
  • Animal Modeling Core: The Transgenic Animal Core provides many services, including but not limited to: chromosome counting, generation of transgenic mice on FVB and c57BI6 strains using client's DNA, genotyping assays, and many more.
  • Cell and Immunobiology Core (CIC): Our Supply Center offers Invitrogen/Gibco, Bio-Rad, Sigma, SignaGen, Leinco, Cell Signaling Technologies, eBiosciences, and HyClone products at a substantial savings.
  • DNA Core: The DNA Core Facility is a state of the art research facility providing services to investigators on all four campus of the University of Missouri system and to investigators of outside academic institutions and commercial enterprises.
  • Electron Microscopy Core (EMC):  The EM Core is a resource center for scanning and transmission electron mircoscopy, providing investigators with consultation, training, access to instrumentation, and extensive services.
  • Informatics Research Core Facility: The IRCF exists to serve the bioinformatics needs of researchers at the University of Missouri
  • Molecular Cytology Core: The Molecular Cytology Core is a campus-wide resource for light microscopy, immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridization techniques.
  • Molecular Interactions Core: The mission of the Structural Biology Core is to enhance the research infrastructure available to MU life scientists by ensuring sustained access to functional state-of-the-art equipment and to faculty expertise in the fields of structural biology and peptide synthesis.
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core:The NMR Facility was the first core research facility to be established at MU and continues to serve researchers from many disciplines.
  • Charles W. Gehrke Proteomics Center:The Proteomics Center provides advanced technologies in protein separation and mass spectrometry identification for researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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Faculty Spotlight

Alexander W.E. Franz

Alexander Franz, PhD won the 2014 award for best paper in the journal Insect Molecular Biology. Sponsored by the Royal Entomological Society, the award recognizes the best paper over a two-year period. The paper, “Transgene-mediated suppression of the RNA interference pathway in Aedes aegypti interferes with gene silencing and enhances Sindbis virus and dengue virus type 2 replication”. More recently, his laboratory was the first to report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 for genome editing in the mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti (PLoS One. 2015 Mar 27;10(3):e0122353. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122353. eCollection 2015).

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