Foundational Core Facilities

Foundational Core Facilities provide access to resources and/or services considered to be essential to the research enterprise.  These facilities serve a broad spectrum of researchers spanning multiple departments and colleges within CSU as well as external academic and commercial partners.  Foundational Core Facilities are financially supported, in part, by the OVPR to ensure stability and quality of these important resources.

Proteomics and Metabolomics FacilityProteomics & Metabolomic Facility - Local Discovery; Global Impact – (PMF) provides services and expertise in the area of biological mass spectrometry.  The facility contains state of the art mass spectrometry instrumentation and can facilitate experiments in all aspects of protein and metabolite analysis including both non-targeted global profiling and targeted quantitative assays.  Contact:  Corey Broeckling


Central Instrument FacilityAdvanced analytical services, state of the art instruments, and hands-on training for students – (CIF) provides access to a large inventory of analytical instrumentation, expertise, and educational resources with a focus on chemical and material sciences and related disciplines.  Many of the instruments in the CIF are available on a self-service basis with appropriate user training and advanced services are also available from CIF personnel. Contacts: Chris Rithner or Karolien Denef.


Franklin A. Graybill Statistics Laboratory – provides statistical consulting and data analysis services on all aspects of statistical study design and the analysis of experimental and observational data. Contact: Julia Sharp

Microscope Imaging NetworkMicroscope Imaging Network – (MIN) provides access to state of the art optical imaging systems across the CSU campus.  User training and scheduling for various instruments is coordinated and expertise is available for experimental design consultation. Contact:  Jeff Field

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