Cores, Institutes & Special Programs

Brain Bank – Although animal studies of dementing illnesses are available there are limitations to all. In the simplest of terms, a mouse is not a human. Thus, to determine the features of human dementia, the study of human brains is of great importance. Comparing human brain tissue donated by patients with dementia to those of non-demented individuals is the only way that the molecular basis of these devastating illness can be understood. Thus, the purpose of the UNTHSC Brain Bank is to collect brain tissue for the study of neurodegenerative disorders, including HIV-1-associated dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and the natural aging process.

Center for Fluorescence Technology and Nanomedicine (CFTN) – Our mission is to provide the expertise on fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, and to promote fluorescence technologies. The CFTN includes three spectroscopic laboratories, protein chemistry laboratory, peptide and organic chemistry laboratory, muscle research facility, surface preparation and chemistry preparation rooms, with a total area 3,200 sq. ft., plus 650 sq. ft. of faculty offices.

Microscopy Core Facility (MCF) – The Department of Cell Biology and Immunology is fortunate to have an outstanding staff and facility to provide a wide range of histological and microscopic services to the campus. Please visit their website to see what services are available and to reserve resources.

Flow Cytometry & Laser Capture Microdissection Core Facility – The Flow Cytometry & Laser Capture Microdissection Core Facility at the Univeristy of North Texas Health Science Center is open to all UNTHSC investigators. Outside investigators are welcome to use this facility by appointment.

Discovery Centers – Two laboratory spaces located in the Center for BioHealth, CBH-201, and the Research and Education building, RES-208, are available to:

  • provide shared laboratory space for young researchers and clinical faculty members
  • make available supplemental instrumentation for researchers who don’t otherwise have access to critical capabilities
  • offer laboratory access to entrepreneurs and start-up companies enrolled in the UNT Health Science Center’s Acceleration Lab Program.

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