Core Research Facilities, Institutes, and Centers

Much of the research conducted at the College is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through core research facilities, institutes and major research centers. 

The Core Research Facilities are a collection of centralized laboratories dedicated to developing and providing state-of-the-art research resources to facilitate biomedical research. They are available on a fee-for-service basis to the entire health sciences community as well as outside entities. Many of the facilities below are supported by the University of Iowa, the Carver College of Medicine, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Core Research Facilities and Research Service Units
Facilities Description for Grants
Animal Resources Jim Sheets, DVM link
Biochemistry Stores Laura Brouwer link
Biosafety Level III Laboratories  Dana Ries link
Biomedical Research Store Kevin Knudtson, PhD link
Biospecimen Procurement and Molecular Epidemiology Resource  Carlos H.F. Chan, MD, PhD link
Biostatistics Consulting Center Dr. M. Bridget Zimmerman link
Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Mark Arnold, PhD
Mitch Rotman 
Central Microscopy Research Facility Randy Nessler link
Comparative Pathology Laboratory   David Meyerholz, DVM, PhD  link
Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank David R. Soll, PhD link
Electron Spin Resonance Facility Brett Wagner, MS link
Emergency Department Research Enroller Program (ED-REP) Kari Harland, PhD  
Flow Cytometry Facility Heath Vignes link
Genome Editing Core Facility William Paradee, PhD link
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences   link
High Performance Computing Ben Rogers link
High Resolution Mass Spectrometry Facility   Lynn Teesch, PhD link
High Throughput Screening Facility (UIHTS)     David Roman, PhD link
Human Immunology Core Zeb Zacharias, PhD link
Hybridoma Facility Paul Kapke, PhD   link
Information Technology Services Joe Hetrick link
Iowa Institute of Human Genetics: Bioinformatics Division Michael Chimenti, PhD link
Iowa Institute of Human Genetics: Genomics Division Kevin Knudtson, PhD link
Iowa NeuroBank Core Li-Chun (Queena) Lin, PhD link
Iowa NeuroImaging Processing Core Eric Axelson link
Magnetic Resonance Research Facility Vincent Magnotta, PhD link
Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication Facility Tori Forbes, Ph.D. link
Metabolic Phenotyping Core Eric Weatherford, PhD link
Metabolomics Core Facility Eric Taylor, PhD link
Microbiome Core Ashutosh Mangalam, PhD link
Neural Circuits and Behavior Core Shane Heiney, PhD link
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility   Liping Yu, PhD link
Population Research Core Brad McDowell, PhD link
Protein Facility Joel Nott   link
Protein and Crystallography Facility Nicholas Schnicker, PhD link
Proteomics Facility Marshall Pope, PhD link
Radiation and Free Radical Research Facility   Douglas Spitz, PhD link
Research Development Office Aaron Kline link
Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core Christine Blaumueller, PhD link
Small Animal Imaging Core Facility Thaddeus J. Wadas, PhD link
Tissue Procurement Core Facility  Stephanie Chen, MD link
UI Pharmaceuticals   link
Viral Vector Core Facility William Paradee, PhD  link


Research Institutes
Facilities Description for Grants
Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging Milan Sonka, PhD link
Iowa Institute of Human Genetics Richard Smith, MD link
Iowa Neuroscience Institute Ted Abel, PhD link
University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research Edwin Stone, MD, PhD             link
University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science     Patricia Winokur, MD link
University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute

Michael Welsh, MD



Research Centers
Facilities Description for Grants
Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration                                      Edwin Stone, MD, PhD link
Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness Bruce Gantz, MD
Richard Smith, MD
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology   link
Center for Gene Therapy John Engelhardt, PhD link
Center for Immunology and Immune-based Diseases Gail Bishop, PhD link
Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center Brad Amendt, MS, PhD link
François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center Barry London, MD link
Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD link
Hawkeye Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research
Ted Abel, PhD
Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD  
Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis and Disease Jack Stapleton, MD link
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center George Weiner, MD link
Huntington's Disease Society of American Center of Excellence             Jane Paulsen, PhD
John Kamholz, MD, PhD
Iowa Center for Neurodegeneration Nandakumar Narayanan,
Iowa Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Aaron Boes  
Iowa Comprehensive Lung Imaging Center Eric A. Hoffman, PhD link
Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center Michael Welsh, MD link
National Ferret Resource and Research Center John Engelhardt, PhD link
Neuroendocrine Tumor SPORE Center M. Sue O’Dorisio, MD, PhD link
Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center Kevin Campbell, PhD link