The major purpose of the Research Cores is to provide essential services, techniques, and instrumentation to Center participants, enabling them to conduct their research projects more efficiently, effectively, and in a cost-sensitive manner. Each of the chosen Cores are designed to provide services to multiple research projects and multiple investigators within the Center, and to directly support the chosen areas of focus. Each Core will continually seek opportunities to improve quality, lower costs, and increase access to Center investigators. Each Core is committed to developing and extending their expertise, in order to become a local, regional, and national resource for the Nephrology community as a whole.
Gene Expression Core – Dr. S. Steven Potter (PI)
A1. To empower the PCEN investigators by providing access to state of the art gene expression technologies.
A2. To educate, assist, and improve the use of global genomics approaches, infrastructure and specialized tools for the enhancement of research productivity and discovery by the PCEN.
A3. To provide outstanding bioinformatics expertise to facilitate analysis of the data generated by the Gene Expression core.
Biomarker Core - Dr. Prasad Devarajan (PI)
A1. To provide sample processing and storage services for the center studies including consultation for biofluid collection methods, urinalysis screening, urine cell collection for protein or RNA/DNA, centrifugation, aliquoting and biobanking of samples.
A2. To provide comprehensive services for measurement of current biomarkers and validation of novel biomarkers.