This is a summary list of all core laboratories at Jackson State University . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.
The Analytical Core Laboratory objectives are to: 1) provide spectroscopic and chromatographic equipment to investigators of pilot projects in the RCMI Program as well as investigators in other programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology for their research needs, 2) to acquire new analytical instruments as well as computers and printers to satisfy the needs of the user community, 3) to respond to the needs for obtaining analytical information in a timely manner, 4) To offer workshops for using major equipment including LC/MS/MS, CE/MS/MS, LC-ICP/MS, Raman microscope system, and FT-IR as well as other conventional instruments at least once each semester for each instrument.
The Animal Care Facility (ACF) is one of the essential units of support and service to the biomedical research at Jackson State University. Its long term goal is to develop a state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as to provide technical and logistic support to RCMI investigators and other JSU faculty and students to conduct a high quality of animal research, in compliance with the guidelines and policies set for by accrediting and regulatory agencies, especially as they relate to IACUC protocol development, animal husbandry, food and water supply, veterinary care, quarantine and euthanasia, sanitation procedures, environmental monitoring, and record keeping. ACF provides accommodation for long-term storage of animals and maintains them in accordance with and in compliance with the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act, as described in the 2002 Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
"Applied statistical methodologies and data analysis techniques are critical under-girding factors in research and knowledge advancement. Appropriate experimental design lays foundation of sound research plans; sample size determines the power of significance and efficient utilization of scarce resources; and adequate data analysis generate results that are valid and true representative of the population in question. The Biostatistical Support Unit (BSU) provides statistical services and research support to RCMI investigators, other faculty, as well as to graduate and undergraduate students."(http://www.jsums.edu/cset/rcmi/bsu.htm)
"The Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory (CTRL) has been established to provide RCMI investigators and other JSU faculty and students with state-of-the art instrumentation that would allow them to perform laser-based flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting, as well as microarray analysis of gene expression in connection to human diseases. Hence, the application of flow cytometry and modern genomic DNA microarray-based technology is providing an excellent opportunity to CTRL users to examine alterations in gene expression patterns associated with environmental exposure, as well as to study the molecular mechanisms and biochemical effects associated with cellular responses to toxic exposures."(http://www.jsums.edu/cset/rcmi/ctrl.htm)
The mission of the center is to provide an academic environment for sustainable, internationally renowned research and education in bioinformatics and computational biology at Jackson State University. The goal of the center is to focus efforts at translating high-throughput biological data into solutions for health, agriculture and the environment The objectives of the center are to (1) conduct research in bioinformatics and computational biology with translational endpoints and (2) train students to become leaders in bioinformatics and computational biology.
The Computational Modeling Core is part of the CREST Interdisclipinary Center for Nanotoxicity, aka the Center for Applied Computational Sciences.
The specific aims of the Electron Microscope Core Laboratory are: To provide investigators with access to microscopy instruments necessary for ultrastructural research in all the STEM areas; to train faculty, staff, and students on relevant methods in ultrastructural research; to help faculty, staff, and students on relevant approaches to address research questions involving morphological characterization; to improve JSU competitiveness in the innovative field of electron microscopy-based research.
The Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory is part of the multi-user core laboratories at JSU. "The multi-user core research laboratories and facilities and research support services at Jackson State University (JSU) were established to provide researchers with the necessary resources including equipment, technologies, and support functions to enhance research capabilities."
The JHS is the largest single-site longitudinal, population-based, cohort study of 5,302 persons initiated in the fall of 2000 to prospectively investigate the determinants of CVD among African Americans in the Jackson, MS metropolitan statistical area. The JHS investigates the various genotype and phenotype factors that affect high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other important diseases in African Americans.
The primary objective of the Jackson Heart Study is to investigate the causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in African Americans to learn how to best prevent this group of diseases in the future. More specific objectives include:
1. Identification of factors, which influence the development, and worsening of CVD in African Americans, with an emphasis on manifestations related to high blood pressure (such as remodeling of the left ventricle of the heart, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke and disorders affecting the blood vessels of the kidney).
2. Building research capabilities in minority institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level by developing partnerships between minority and majority institutions and enhancing participation of minority investigators in large-scale epidemiologic studies.
3. Attracting minority students to and preparing them for careers in health sciences.
The specific aims of the MMR are to: 1. Provide high field FT-NMR spectrometers for all RCMI investigators and other researchers who need structural determination tools in their research. High field NMR spectrometers are key instruments in organic chemistry including biomedical and environmental research. Two high field FT-NMR spectrometers in the MMR Core Facility are made available for JSU researchers and off-campus users. 2. To offer technical support to users who need to apply NMR technology in their research but lack expertise. The sophisticated technology in NMR spectroscopy will be available for organic chemists as well as novice users and researchers from the biomedical and environmental areas. The MMR Core facility will host numerous workshops for new users including faculty and new graduate students.
The specific aims of the MCB Core Laboratory are: To provide a variety of services and technical support in molecular biology and DNA technology by offering equipment access, expert advice, demonstration of techniques, operation of equipment, participation in discussion and data interpretation, and hands-on-training in molecular biology and cell culture; to increase faculty training in recombinant DNA technology to strengthen faculty development and technology transfer; to provide a research environment and instrumentation for investigators to pursue biomedical research opportunities and enhance overall research productivity; to foster collaborative research relationships among RCMI investigators and other MCB core users at JSU and other research intensive institutions.
The Visualization Core Laboratory / GIS Remote Core Laboratories were established to bond existing capabilities and talents in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Scientific Visualization (Sci-Viz) and co-locate them in a centralized facility. This created an infrastructure of technology, data, people and institutional linkages that enables the discovery, evaluation and application of geospatial and visual data for adding value to research across various areas and disciplines.
The GIS/RS laboratories support the development, enhancement and transfer of GIS/RS applications, make geospatial data available and accessible and promote research and development innovation among users. The Sci-Viz laboratory supports the need of scientists and researchers relative to modeling, program application development and production of high quality advanced visualizations for all fields or disciplines. The TLGVRC addresses human resource development to ensure a skilled workforce which is vital for sustenance of any high level technology activity.
Found 12 core laboratories .