BU has many facilities on the Medical Campus and Charles River Campus that provide services, expertise, and instruments for high-quality research. Some labs are specific to their supporting groups; most are available on a fee-for-service basis to researchers both inside and outside the University.
CRC Campus Cores
Animal Science Center CRC Facility
The Animal Science Center CRC Facility oversees veterinary medical care, animal care services, and actively participates in all facility design.
Biomedical Optics Laboratory
BME Core Facilities
Center for Computational Science
Center for Molecular Discovery
The Boston University Center for Molecular Discovery (BU-CMD) is an integrated infrastructure for the discovery of new small molecule chemical probes, therapeutic leads, and therapeutic target pathways.
Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC)
The Chemical Instrumentation Center (CIC) offers analytical instrumentation and services to scientists both within and outside of BU.
See an overview of services or visit the full Chemical Instrumentation Center site for complete details.
Electronics Design Facility (EDF)
Learn more, or visit the DAMP Lab website for a complete menu of services.
Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation
The Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) conducts applied research and development leading to the deployment of technological solutions that enhance the productivity and competitive position of our customers, while educating engineering students in the process.
Geddes Language Center
Micro-CT Imaging Facility
Photonics Center Shared Facilities
The Boston University Photonics Center’s multi-user facilities are open to the entire university and outside users who engage in Shared Laboratory Usage Agreements. The facilities include semiconductor fabrication, testing and measurement, spectroscopy, electron, and atomic force microscopy equipment for varied disciplines in materials science, engineering, life sciences, and medical applications.
See an overview of services or visit the full Photonics site for complete details.
Proteomics & Imaging Core Facility
Scientific Instrument Facility (SIF)
Boston University’s Scientific Instrument Facility (SIF) is dedicated to providing high quality, cost effective hardware to Boston’s research community.
See an overview of services or visit the full Scientific Instrument Facility site for complete details.
MED Campus Cores
This list is for reference; complete information about medical campus cores can be found on the School of Medicine site.
Analytical Instrumentation Core
This core provides support to investigators through cutting-edge analytical instruments to facilitate research and education in medicine.
Animal Science Center MED Campus Facility
Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC)
Cellular Imaging Core
The Cellular Imaging Core (CIC) is an optical microscopy core facility with a range of digital imaging microscopy systems for studying cells and tissues.
Clinical Data Warehouse for Research
Clinical Translational Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research (TEC Center)
Confocal Microscope Facility
The Confocal Microscope Facility provides confocal microscopy services for imaging cells and tissue, as well as assistance with project/experiment planning and analysis.
The Department of Microbiology’s Developer Core offers BU investigators the use of a Konica-Minolta SRX-101A developer for film development for radioactivity or chemiluminescence-based protein detection.
Experimental Pathology Laboratory Service
The Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has initiated a fee-for-service Experimental Pathology Laboratory Service core for tissue processing-dissection services, microscopy, image analysis, and consult services.
FHS Service Center
Flow Cytometry Core Facility
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides flow cytometry services for analysis and sorting of cells as well as expert consultation for project/experiment planning.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Core Facility
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) Core Facility
Infrared Imaging Core
The Infrared Imaging Core was formed to give investigators access to the LiCor Odyssey CLx, an infrared imaging system for quantitative Western Blot analysis.
IVIS Imaging Core
The primary use of the IVIS Imaging Core instrumentation is to non-invasively monitor bio-luminescence and fluorescence in three dimensions within small animal models.
Metabolic Phenotyping Core
Metabolic Phenotyping Core (MPC) provides experimental testing services to researchers (inside and outside Boston University) studying metabolic diseases in mouse models.
Microarray and Sequencing Resource Core Facility
The Microarray and Sequencing Resource Core Facility offers Illumina and Ion Torrent Next Generation Sequencing and supports the full line of microarray products available from Affymetrix.
Molecular Genetics Core
Mouse Assisted Reproductive Technology (MART)
The Mouse Assisted Reproductive Technology (MART) oversees the breeding of complex genetically modified mice as well as collecting mouse sperm, harvesting unfertilized eggs, conducting in-vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation.
MRI Scanning Cores
Boston University School of Medicine has three Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanners dedicated for research use available to meet the needs of researchers throughout the Greater Boston Area.
Biomedical Imaging Center
- This core facility provides advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging capabilities for researchers working with mice or tissue samples on the Medical Campus and beyond.
Multiphoton Microscope Core Facility
The Multiphoton Microscope Core Facility provides BU and external investigators with the use of a Carl Zeiss LSM 710 NLO microscope system.
Optical Microscopy Cell and Tissue Imaging Cores
The Optical Microscopy Cell and Tissue Imaging Cores at the Boston University Medical campus offer comprehensive, cutting-edge technology and support for a wide range of digital imaging microscopy applications.
Proteomics Consultation Service
Single Cell Sequencing Core
Slone Service Center