Research Core Resources

School of Medicine managed cores:


Jay W. Fox, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
Director of Shared Resources

See Office of Research Core Administration

Graduate School & College of Arts & Sciences managed core:

Ammasi Periasamy, Ph.D.

Professor and Center Director
Biology, University of Virginia
B005 Physical and Life Sciences Building (PLSB)
90 Geldard Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA

Darden School of Business managed core:

  • Behavioral Research at Darden (BRAD) lab  See PDFpdf logo

Core Laboratory Resource Sharing Agreement between Virginia Research Institutions

Seven academic research institutions in Virginia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share core facilities and resources in an effort to advance the research enterprise in the Commonwealth. The Vice Presidents for Research from the University of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityEastern Virginia Medical SchoolGeorge Mason UniversityOld Dominion UniversityVirginia Tech and William & Mary, working together with Virginia Catalyst, have achieved a breakthrough in collaborations that will greatly increase Virginia's competitiveness nationally and globally It will do so by increasing the accessibility for investigators affiliated with one institution to major resources at the partner institution. The main means by which this will be accomplished is by reciprocal offer of internal rates at certain institutional core laboratories. A full-text of this Memorandum of Understanding may be found herepdf logo.

Access guidelines:

  • Guidelines are described in full in the Memorandum of Understanding
  • Fees charged to an Institution by the Partnership shall equal the fees charged to the Investigators at their own Institution.
  • Investigators who want to use a Shared Resource at the partner Institution must first speak with the appropriate Shared Resource Director at the partner Institution to confirm availability of access and learn of any specific policies governing access. Once this is done, the point of contact at both institutions should be notified that samples and/or data will be sent and to arrange for billing information to be provided.  
  • Each Institution shall give priority for use of Shared Resources to Investigators at their home Institution, and cross institutional use is on an ‘as available’ basis.
  • ** In special recognition of the frequently irreplaceable nature of samples housed within a shared resource primarily concerned with acquisition and distribution of clinical tissue samples (i.e., a biorepository), access to samples from the VCU Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core,  the UVA Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility, EVMS Biorepository and Histology Core will require a determination by the respective scientific director that granting access will not disruptively impact the potential future needs of investigators at the home Institution.