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Resource Providers at Jackson State University

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Analytical Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



Animal Core Facility

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



Ashton Hamme Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Our research focuses on the synthesis of natural occurring compounds that have anti-cancer properties, specifically breast cancer. We also synthesize compounds that are similar to natural products, which are called synthetic analogues, and submit them for biological testing. After we receive the biological profile of the synthetic analogues, we modify the functional groups in hopes of increasing the biological activity of the synthetic analogues. We use the structure activity relationship (SAR) to determine which functional groups are necessary for the biological activity of a particular compound series, and the tolerance of the binding pocket towards molecular size and electronics. Thus far, our molecular targets are isoxazolines and spiroisoxazolines that are similar to the ones found in the naturally occurring compound, 11-deoxyfistularin-3, which is cytotoxic against mcf-7 breast cancer tissue. The isoxazolines and spiroisoxazolines are synthesized through a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of functionalized alkenes. A student in our research group will learn about the art of organic synthesis, and the techniques that are used to isolate, purify, and identify organic compounds. These skills will be valuable for a student who is interested in a career in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.



BSU-RCMI Biostatistics Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

"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)



Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Our research is focused on method development for the quantification of chemical species of biomedical interest. The research involves the use of a wide range of modern analytical instruments including HPLC-MS/MS, laser induced fluorescence spectrometry, and GC-MS.



CREST Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity

Type: Center

Summary:

The Center develops new approaches to enhance knowledge related to nanomaterials, their practical applications and environmental effects and implement an integrated education and research program in the area of nanotoxicity. It is anticipated that the implementation of the above-stated studies would provide new insights into the mechanisms of the toxic action of nanomaterials, as well as relevant scientific information for making informed decisions regarding the cost-effective management of nanomaterials. It will also provide an excellent opportunity to train undergraduate and graduate students in the emerging area of nanotoxicology.



CSET Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Type: Center

Summary:

The aim of this center is to create a research environment where creative people can collaborate for basic and translational research that leads to commercialization. Another aim of this center is to provide training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This center will offer training and research opportunities in the areas of nanotechnology, which are not only of current importance, but are crucial, emerging areas that will remain attractive and vital in coming years.



Carolyn Howard Lab

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

Our research focuses on
* Risk factors in breast cancer development
* Cytochrome P450 modulation in response to drug treatment
* Health disparities in cancer
* Validation of Vernonia amygdalina as a chemotherapeutic agent
* Natural products as anti-cancer treatment alternatives
* Causal factors in disparities in professional advancement and in health among women



Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

"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)



Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



College of Public Service, Jackson State University

Type: College

Summary:

The mission of the College of Public Service is to educate students from diverse backgrounds for outstanding professional service and to develop local, national, and international innovative leaders in the professional academic disciplines represented in the Schools of Health Sciences, Policy and Planning, and Social Work.

Summary of Unit's Strategic Goals:

- Provide undergraduate and graduate education that promotes the development of outstanding professional practitioners and innovative researchers prepared to advance their respective disciplines.
- Enhance the infrastructure of the College.
- Attain and maintain national accreditation for units with specialty accreditation.
- Implement an enhanced research agenda for faculty in the College.
- Enhance partnerships and collaboration with communities.



College of Science, Engineering & Technology, Jackson State University

Type: College



Computational Modeling Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

The Computational Modeling Core is part of the CREST Interdisclipinary Center for Nanotoxicity, aka the Center for Applied Computational Sciences.



Department of Biology, Jackson State University

Type: Academic Department



Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University

Type: Academic Department

Summary:

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Jackson State University is the best kept secret in the nation for being one of the most published Chemistry Departments in the southern United States with over 6 peer-reviewed articles per faculty per year. We offer excellent education programs and training opportunities for a diverse student body.



Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University

Type: Academic Department

Summary:

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Civil Engineering, the oldest and broadest of the divisions of engineering, implements a range of public and private projects for improving the world's environment. The civil engineer integrates scientific principles including modern computational tools with engineering experience to conceive, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain facilities such as network of highways and railroads, airports, bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, environmental pollution control systems, water purification and distribution systems and urban transportation systems that maintain, protect, and enhance the quality of life in our society. Civil Engineering is about community service, development and improvement, which includes the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of facilities essential to modern technological society, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites.



Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience, Jackson State University

Type: Academic Department



Electron Microscope Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



Environmental Toxicology Core Lab

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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."



Jackson Heart Study

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center

Type: Center

Summary:

One of five Vanguard JHS Collaborative Centers around the country, the Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center at JSU is housed within the RTRN Data Technology Coordinating Center (DTCC), which serves as the liaison institution of the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network.



Ken Lee Laboratory

Type: Laboratory

Summary:

This laboratory is involved in organic chemistry research, in particular: 1/Organic Synthesis (Structure modification of Aromatase Inhibitors for introducing carboxylic group to ligate transition metals, Development of Agmatinase Inhibitors), 2: Renewable Energy (Separation and Hydrolysis of Cellulose from Sawdust, Formation of Biodiesel), 3: Speciation of Cytotoxic Chemical Components from the plant, Vernonia amygdalina



Massachusetts General Hospital

Type: Hospital



Molecular Magnetic Resonance Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



Molecular and Cellular Biology Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



RCMI Center for Environmental Health

Type: Center

Summary:

The RCMI-Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is a vehicle whereby interdisciplinary research enhances our understanding of the basic mechanisms by which toxic substances compromise health is conducted. To accomplish this goal, the following objectives are addressed: (a) establishment of multi-user research core facilities; (b) faculty development and the enhancement of the Office of Research and Administration and; (c) implementation of several collaborative research projects. The projects supported by the center are:

* Toxicokinetics, Histopathology and Genotoxic Effects of Arsenic and Atrazine;
* The Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Cornea and Lens, Studies on Enzyme Activity and Gene Expression;
* Evaluation of DNA Photocleavage and Photo induced Toxicity of Fob/cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons;
* Assessment of Alcohol and/ p-Nitrophenol as Risk Factors in the Development of Breast Cancer; and
*Computational Study on the Health Related Phenomena



RCMI Environmental Science Department, Jackson State University

Type: Academic Department



Remote Sensing Core Laboratory

Type: Core Laboratory

Summary:

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.



School of Social Work, Jackson State University

Type: School

Summary:

The School of Social Work provides educational opportunities for a diverse group of students to earn degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Students learn the knowledge, skills, values, and ethics of the profession of social work in a supportive academic environment. The School produces graduates who apply their knowledge and skills to improve the Urban quality of life in Mississippi, the nation, and the world. Through their work, graduates empower vulnerable individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Graduates are expected to demonstrate serious concern for economic, political, and social justice through practice, continuing education, and research.



Southern Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, Research and Training

Type: Institute

Summary:

The Southern Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, Research and Training (SMHART) was established on August 1, 2004 with funding received by the School of Social Work from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy. The goal of SMHART is to positively impact three areas in rural and urban mental health services affecting African Americans and other under-represented populations in Mississippi. These areas are research, training, and advocacy.



Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization and Research Center

Type: Center

Summary:

Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization and Research Center Jackson State University, is a Research Laboratory specializing in virtual reality and real-time Geospatial Research and interactive computer graphics and provides support to scientific research with latest developments in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Remote Sensing and Visualization. This Research Center bonds existing capabilities and expertise in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Scientific Visualization (Sci-Fi).



Virtual Reality Applications Center

Type: Center



Visual Analytics Career Development Program, Jackson State University

Type: Consortium

Summary:

The overall objective of the Visual Analytics Career Development Program at Jackson State University in Mississippi is to equip student with knowledge and skills for the visualization and analytical reasoning of microbial zoonoses and microbial contamination of food.



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