Core A is an administrative core which coordinates the activities within and outside the Center and promotes an interactive and collaborative research environment.
Core B is a Muscle Tissue/Cell Culture/Diagnostics Core that serves as a national tissue and cell culture resource for research. Together with the Department of Pathology, Core B provides state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for patients seen at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and nationwide. This infrastructure provides key support for Projects 1 and 2 and for clinical trials of neuromuscular disease, especially Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Core C, the Research Training and Education Core, provides research training and carries out other education missions in the MDCRC. In particular, Core C supports year-long fellowships for medical students, postdoctoral trainees, post-baccalaureate students, and undergraduate students. This Core also educates and engages patients and patient advocates by hosting an annual conferences and tours of MDCRC laboratories.