University of Southern California

Research

Research Facilities Located at HSC

USC has research facilities located on several campuses. The list below consists of the facilities located at the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) location and are sorted by research area.

Animal Resources
Biomedical, Life Sciences & Materials Imaging
Cell Culture & Analysis
Computing, Statistics & Informatics
Flow Cytometry
Genomics
Histology & Pathology
Glassware, Machine Shop & Equipment
Biophysics, Engineering & Technology
Proteomics & Spectroscopy
Translational Research & Clinical Trials

ANIMAL RESOURCES

Department of Animal Resources

The Department of Animal Resources and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee assist faculty in preparing proposals and carrying out animal-based research and teaching activities at USC. Services include: clinical, surgical and diagnostic laboratory services, ordering drugs and supplies, animal orders and transfers and rodent euthanasia. Training programs in Animal Care and Use are also offered to principal investigators, staff and students, as well as education programs for Laboratory Animal Technicians.

Health Sciences Campus
Center for Health Professions 234
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9004
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Transgenic/ Knockout Rodent Core Facility

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Transgenic/Knockout Core Facility provides high-quality embryo and stem cell manipulation, microinjection and related services to the USC community, as well as non-USC researchers. Services include: gene targeting and the production of knockout rats and mice, transgenic mice, construction targeting vector design, preparation of DNA for injection and in vitro fertilization, re-derivation, and cryopreservation.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave. Room 5318
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9176
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Non-Parenchymal Liver Cell Core & Animal Core

The Research Center For Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Disease core laboratories supports center investigators and serves as a national resource. Animal Core services include: mouse intragastric (iG) and ad lib ethanol feeding models which produce clinically relevant pathologic spectra of ALPD; routine BAL and ALT measurements; non-parenchymal liver cell core services, terminal experiments and sample collection, as well as a Tissue Sharing and Training Program. Animal models include: Rodent iG Models Standard iG model; Hybrid model of Western Diet ad lib and Alcohol iG feeding for ASH with liver fibrosis; Hybrid plus Binge Model of Alcoholic Hepatitis and Alcohol/HCV Liver Tumor Models: Metabolomics Core services include: metabolomics analysis in animals and isolated cells, such as stable isotope-based (13C and 2H).

Health Sciences Campus
Mudd Memorial Research Building
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR 412
Los Angeles, CA
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BIOMEDICAL, LIFE SCIENCES & MATERIALS IMAGING

Cell and Tissue Imaging Core

The Cell and Tissue Imaging Core is available by appointment 24 hr/day for sample processing, technical assistance and training in the operation of imaging equipment. Services include: tissue processing, thin sectioning , embedding, cryosectioning, immunostaining, paraffin embedding, digital photomicroscopy, digital slide scanning, SEM imaging, and TEM imaging and computer aided graphics. Training and assistance in the use of instruments and associated technical procedures is provided by appointment and in scheduled in-service training sessions.

Health Sciences Campus
Doheny Eye Institute
DVRC Building Room 214
1355 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Molecular Imaging Center – Small Animal Imaging

The USC Molecular Imaging Center focuses on the translational needs of investigators to allow in vivo imaging of disease processes and development of new molecular therapeutics and diagnostics, providing support to research studies of small animals for a variety of applications. Equipment and services include: training and/or assistance with study design, imaging procedures, imaging probe design, and image analysis are provided in the use of microCT, microPET, micro-ultrasound, optical imaging, radio chemistry as well as radiography and autoradiography systems.

Health Sciences Campus
Clinical Science Center
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC/IGM 103
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9061
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Multi-Photon Microscopy Core

The Multi-Photon Microscopy Core provides in vivo imaging of intact organs in small animals with high temporal and subcellular resolution, ideal for studying (patho)physiological processes in health and disease. Equipment includes: a Leica TCS SP5 AOBS Multi-Photon Confocal Microscope System.

Health Sciences Campus
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
1501 San Pablo Street, ZNI 313
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Neuroplasticity and Imaging

Research at the Neuroplasticity and Imaging Lab uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to investigate brain-behavior relationships during motor skill learning and motor control in non-disabled and brain-injured individuals. Equipment and services include: the lab maintains a range of TMS technologies for research use (Magnetic stimulation system, Magstim 2002, Bistim2, Magstim Rapid2, 2nd Generation Remote Coils, Custom Coils, Double 70mm Cooled Coil System, Brain navigation system, EMG recording system, DataWizard).

Health Sciences Campus
Center for Health Professions
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006
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USC Imaging Core

The USC Imaging Facility at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research is equipped with a wide range of microscopes to study high-resolution cellular dynamics in diverse systems such as mouse embryos, living zebrafish and human embryonic stem cell cultures. Equipment and services include: confocal and wide-field microscopes. While priority of use is given to researchers within the Center, collaborative efforts with outside laboratories are highly encouraged.

Health Sciences Campus
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell
1425 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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CELL CULTURE & ANALYSIS

Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility

The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility enables investigators from USC and beyond to improve their understanding of diseases and accelerate the discovery of potential therapeutic drugs. Equipment and services include: extensive chemical libraries, state-of-the-art screening equipment and trained technicians.

Health Sciences Campus
1425 San Pablo Street, BCC 205A
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Non-Parenchymal Liver Cell Core & Animal Core

The Research Center For Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Disease core laboratories supports center investigators and serves as a national resource. Animal Core services include: mouse intragastric (iG) and ad lib ethanol feeding models which produce clinically relevant pathologic spectra of ALPD; routine BAL and ALT measurements; non-parenchymal liver cell core services, terminal experiments and sample collection, as well as a Tissue Sharing and Training Program. Animal models include: Rodent iG Models Standard iG model; Hybrid model of Western Diet ad lib and Alcohol iG feeding for ASH with liver fibrosis; Hybrid plus Binge Model of Alcoholic Hepatitis and Alcohol/HCV Liver Tumor Models: Metabolomics Core services include: metabolomics analysis in animals and isolated cells, such as stable isotope-based (13C and 2H).

Health Sciences Campus
Mudd Memorial Research Building
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR 412
Los Angeles, CA
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Bioreagent and Cell Culture Core

The Norris Cancer Center Bioreagent and Cell Culture Core supports Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) in vitro cancer-related research. Equipment and services include: preparation of reagents for cell culture and bioreagents. The Core has acquired a New Brunswick BioReactor and is in the process of developing and evaluating lipofectin preparations for cell transfection.

Health Sciences Campus
USC/Norris Cancer Center
1303 Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Center for Liver Disease (Cell Culture)

The Cell Separation and Culture Core of the USC Research Center for Liver Diseases is located on the 4th and 8th floors of the Hoffman Research Building. Services include: the Cell Culture component of the Core provides isolation of mouse and rat hepatocytes from normal and diseased livers, cell line banking, and human hepatocytes. The Cell Separation component of the Core provides isolation of cell subtypes for cell function analysis. Equipment includes: incubators, laminar flow hoods, microscopes, liquid nitrogen storage, a Miltenyi Biotec AutoMACS Pro Separator and a BD FACSVerse Flow Cytometer. Priority is given to Liver Center members at USC.

Health Sciences Campus
Elaine Stevely Hoffman Medical Research Center, 4th floor
2012 Zonal Avenue, HMR 101
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Cell Culture component: shellylu@usc.edu
Cell Separation component: zxliu@usc.edu

Circulating Tumor Cells Research Core

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cancer cells shed by solid tumors into the bloodstream. CTCs have recently emerged as valuable prognostic and predictive cancer biomarkers, providing a non-invasive window into disease biology and progression that can be sampled repeatedly over time from a simple blood draw. Moreover, CTC sampling enables real time tracking of cancer plasticity as tumor cells evolve over time and through progressive lines of therapy, thus elucidating mechanisms of cancer dissemination and identifying new therapeutic targets. As such, CTC characterization holds the promise of enabling real-time molecular phenotyping of individual cancer patients’ tumors at diagnosis and throughout treatment, advancing precision medicine in this important and vast patient group. The USC Norris CTC Research Core is a state-of-the-art, multi-platform facility for the capture and analysis of peripheral blood CTCs. The Core employs a variety of technologies that enrich CTCs for enumeration or molecular characterization. Enrichment is done from blood samples drawn by standard venous puncture from patients. In addition, Dr. Goldkorn’s team has developed mouse xenograft research models using labeled CTCs that can be recovered from the mice.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street., NRT6516
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Stem Cell Core

The USC Stem Cell Core facility is a CIRM-funded comprehensive support center which provides knowledge, resources and state of the art technology to researchers working with stem cells. Services include: stem cell and biomedical research and centralized technologies and technical assistance to facilitate pluripotent stem cell research. The facility also offers courses and workshops focused on human pluripotent stem cell culture and research methodologies.

Health Sciences Campus
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell
1425 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
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COMPUTING, STATISTICS & INFORMATICS

Biostatistics Core

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) Biostatistics Core offers investigators a range of research resources, from funding opportunities and clinical trials units to mentorship and career development. Some services are free and others have a nominal cost. Services include: study design, sample size and power estimation, advice on general data management, statistical analysis, data interpretation, manuscript preparation and scientific writing support.

Health Sciences Campus/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Clinical Science Center
2250 Alcazar St., CSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Biostatistics Core Services

The Biostatistics Core provides statistical support to clinical and basic science cancer-related research, working with members of the Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO) on in-house clinical trials approved by the Clinical Investigations Committee (CIC). Services include: assistance in the development of study design and/or project data management and statistical analysis; the level of support depends on the scale of the project, the support staff available, and the expertise of the investigator.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave., NOR 3419
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Cancer Research Informatics Core

The Cancer Research Informatics Core (CRIC) develops and supports databases for laboratory data management, multi-center clinical trials coordination, epidemiologic & prevention studies as well as disease specific studies. Equipment and services include: tools for data collection, migration and reporting, customized survey creation, and web-based data capture & reporting.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Cancer Center
1450 Biggy St., NRT LG507
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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NCCC Bioinformatics Core

The BioInformatics Core offers a range of services to researchers across Norris Cancer Center at USC and other academic institutions on a fee-based or combination of fee- and collaboration-based service. Services include: in-silico (computational) BioInformatics-based analysis to basic, clinical, and translational research applications.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G511
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Norris Library Bioinformatics Support

Bioinformatics support is provided by the Norris library to faculty, students and researchers. Services include: statistical analysis of high-throughput data and DNA/protein sequence analysis, comprehensive functional analysis and advanced literature and data search and mining, as well as workshops and training of available software tools.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue, NML 201
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Statistics Consultation & Research Center

Statisticians, epidemiologists, programmers, project coordinators and data managers at the Statistical Consultation and Research Center (SCRC) assist the public and private sectors in carrying out clinical and prevention trials, observational and retrospective studies, and cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. Services include: integrating statistical, epidemiological and computing resources to professionals conducting clinical and biomedical research. Members of the SCRC are co-investigators on a range of studies in atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, neuroscience, ophthalmology and alternative medicine.

Health Sciences Campus
Center for Health Professions
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 222
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9010
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Translational Research Laboratory

The USC School of Pharmacy Translational Research Laboratory provides USC researchers with access to lab resources and technical guidance to promote translational research. Equipment includes: a Real-Time PCR and suspension array system, flow cytometers, bioimagers, extracellular flux analyzers, microplate readers, spectrofluorometers, automated electrophoresis systems, separation systems, multilabel readers, liquid scintillation and luminescence counters, and microplate luminometer with injectors.

Health Sciences Campus
Pharmaceutical Sciences Center
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC406
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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FLOW CYTOMETRY

Flow Cytometry Core

The Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides the research community with the technology to selectively phenotype and sort specific populations of cells. Equipment and services include: two cytometers, to address questions in cellular immunology, cell biology, chemical carcinogenesis, radiology, human tumor cell cycle kinetics, and mechanisms of drug action.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy St. Fourth Floor #4513
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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GENOMICS

Epigenome Center

The Epigenome Center provides services related to analysis of epigenetic phenomena using state of the art genotyping and sequencing platforms. Equipment and services include: next generation sequencing, infinium DNA Methylations450, Genotyping/Microarrays.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G511
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9601
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Lentiviral Core Laboratory

The Lentiviral Laboratory provides lentiviral stocks for delivery and expression of transgenes in difficult to transduce primary cells and/or tissue culture. Services include: production of stable cell lines, lentiviral stocks for delivery and expression of transgenes, lentiviral delivery of siRNA or shRNA for gene silencing applications, backbone vectors for cDNA expression, small-scale virus production for gene transfer into cell lines, and high-titer virus production for gene transfer into primary cells and in vivo. Consultation for vector modalities, troubleshooting, and support documentation for grants is also available.

Health Sciences Campus
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Molecular Genomics / DNA Oligo and Sequencing

DNA Sequencing services in the Molecular Genomics Core Facility are performed by GENEWIZ, Inc. Services include: Capillary DNA sequencing and oligonucleotide synthesis, evaluation of primarily genetic variations for association studies using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Orders are placed directly on GENEWIZ’s website.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G514
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Molecular Genomics / Genomics

The Molecular Genomics Core Facility performs high throughput analyses of genetic (polymorphism/mutation) and epigenetic variations (DNA methylation) that underlie predisposition and progression to cancer. Services include: evaluation of inheritance of information on the basis of epigenetics. The use of genetically modified rats and mice as models for cancer and tumorigenesis is supported by genotyping mouse progeny in conjunction with the Transgenic/Knockout Core to follow genetic markers during mating. The Core utilizes expertise available within the Cancer Center for assist researchers withepidemiologic/population and DNA methylation studies.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G511
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Molecular Genomics / Methylation

The Genomics Core provides methods for evaluating the inheritance information on the basis of epigenetics. Services include: DNA extraction, Bisulfite conversion, MethyLight, CIMP Markers, Global DNA Methylation Analysis. Methylation-specific DNA extraction from cell lines, tissues, formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues (either whole slide or microdissected tissues), as well as serum or plasma are compatible with DNA methylation assays, providing there is sufficient amounts of DNA in each sample.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1450 Biggy Street, NRT G511
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Norris Library Bioinformatics Support

Bioinformatics support is provided by the Norris library to faculty, students and researchers. Services include: statistical analysis of high-throughput data and DNA/protein sequence analysis, comprehensive functional analysis and advanced literature and data search and mining, as well as workshops and training of available software tools.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Avenue, NML 201
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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HISTOLOGY & PATHOLOGY

Histology Core

The USC Stem Cell Core is located at the HSC campus. Services include: histology services and assistance with processing, embedding, sectioning, H&E staining. Microtome use and training (‘Do it yourself’ H&E staining & coverslips) are also available.

Health Sciences Campus
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell
1425 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Histology Laboratory

The USC School of Pharmacy Histology Laboratory is located on the fourth floor of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Center. Services include: all steps to make microscope slides from tissue samples; processing & embedding, paraffin sectioning , frozen sectioning, H&E staining, and Microm HM310 rotary microtome usage. Equipment includes: Microm Spin Tissue Processor STP 120, Microm Tissue Embedding Center EC350, Microm Rotary Microtome, Vibratome, Microm Cryostat HM 525, CryoJane, Thermo Shandon Hyperclean Station, and Zeiss Axioskop Microscope.

Health Sciences Campus
USC School of Pharmacy
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 402A
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Non-Parenchymal Liver Cell Core & Animal Core

The Research Center For Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Disease core laboratories supports center investigators and serves as a national resource. Animal Core services include: mouse intragastric (iG) and ad lib ethanol feeding models which produce clinically relevant pathologic spectra of ALPD; routine BAL and ALT measurements; non-parenchymal liver cell core services, terminal experiments and sample collection, as well as a Tissue Sharing and Training Program. Animal models include: Rodent iG Models Standard iG model; Hybrid model of Western Diet ad lib and Alcohol iG feeding for ASH with liver fibrosis; Hybrid plus Binge Model of Alcoholic Hepatitis and Alcohol/HCV Liver Tumor Models: Metabolomics Core services include: metabolomics analysis in animals and isolated cells, such as stable isotope-based (13C and 2H).

Health Sciences Campus
Mudd Memorial Research Building
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR 412
Los Angeles, CA
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Translational Pathology Facility – Slides & Soft Tissue

The Norris Cancer Center Translational Pathology Core provides normal and tumor tissue specimens for laboratory-based, epidemiologic and clinical studies conducted by Cancer Center investigators. Services include: adult and pediatric normal and tumor tissue specimens, and population-based, fixed tissue specimens.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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GLASSWARE, MACHINE SHOP & EQUIPMENT

IGM (Glasswash)

IGM Glasswash glass washing services to all IGM research laboratory groups. Laboratories are billed a flat rate for the services rendered.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Institute for Genetic Medicine
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 240
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Support Core

The MCB Support Core provides support services to faculty and laboratories at the Ezralow Tower, the Norris Topping Tower, the Harlyne Norris Research Tower, and the Smith Tower at CHLA. Services include: supervision and maintenance of all shared equipment including glassware, and service contracts for heavily-used, expensive pieces of equipment such as ultracentrifuges and liquid scintillation counters, centralized supplies, including carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen, dry ice and deionized and distilled water (to Cancer Center laboratories), basic services such as routine maintenance of freezers, balances, microscopes and hoods in individual laboratories and assessment of need and recommendations for purchases of new shared equipment or services.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1442 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90090
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BIOPHYSICS, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems (BMES) Engineering Research Center

The BMES is dedicated to the development of implantable microelectronic devices for the treatment of presently incurable diseases. It is formed by a consortium of three primary academic institutions, a few supporting institutions and government research labs, and a handful of industry partners all dedicated to the creation and advancement of novel, cutting-edge medical technologies.

Health Sciences Campus
1450 San Pablo Street, DVRC – 130
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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PROTEOMICS & SPECTROSCOPY

Proteomics Core Facility

The USC Proteomics Core is located at the Hoffman Medical Building at the Keck School of Medicine. Equipment and services include: high-sensitivity and high-resolution mass spectrometry for protein and peptide analysis.

Health Sciences Campus
511 Hoffman Medical Research Center
2011 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH & CLINICAL TRIALS

SC CTSI-Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The SC CTSI is one of 60 NIH-funded Clinical Translational Science institutes with a mandate to increase the efficiency and quality of translational research. Services include: biostatistics and bioinformatics, education, career development, and ethics; clinical translation / clinical trials unit; preclinical translation and regulatory support; continuous quality improvement, research development and translational research informatics. The institute also works in partnership with core facilities at USC including: animal care and resources; cell culture; cytometry; genomics; histology; imaging; proteomics; therapeutic design, discovery & development; transgenic/knockout mouse in vivo models and vector design and construction.

Health Sciences Campus
Clinical Science Center
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) Clinical Services Core

The DORI Clinical Services Core provides expert obesity- and diabetes-related clinical services to researchers. Services and equipment include: scans and analyses of DEXA, BodPod, MRI, Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing (OGTT), and Fasting Blood Draws and the core has a fully equipped metabolic kitchen and gym that can be rented for studies, meetings, exercise analyses, etc. All scans and analyses are run by experienced technicians in a quality-controlled environment.

Health Sciences Campus
Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC200
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI) Metabolic Assay Core

The Metabolic Assay Core provides assay services to investigators of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI), and non-DORI investigators. Services include: assistance in the measurement of hormones, cytokines, lipids and carbohydrates in human and animal biologic fluids. Equipment includes: an ELISA plate reader, YSI glucose analyzer, and Luminex technology.

Health Sciences Campus
Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC123A
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Immune Monitoring Core

The Immune Monitoring Core offers advice, technical support and equipment for all immune monitoring needs. Equipment and services include: technical assistance for performance and/or analysis of ELISPOT, flow cytometry, radioisotope-based proliferation and cytotoxicity, multiplexing ELISA, and molecular-based quantitative PCR assays. The lab is equipped for controlled rate freezing and storage of cryopreserved peripheral blood cells, tissue culture facilities and has a 96-well plate ELISPOT reader. Assays and technical assistance are also available to support translational projects that utilize in vitro and in vivo animal models.

Health Sciences Campus
Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower
1450 Biggy Street, Room 7517
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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PharmacoAnalytical Core

The USC/Norris Core Pharmaco-Analytical Laboratory develops, validates and performs qualitative and quantitative drug assays and their metabolites in various biological matrices. Equipment and services include: high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) using conventional UV/visible and fluorescence detection and liquid chromatograph mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The core also provides sample acquisition/storage, GC/MS and pharmacokinetic analysis.

Health Sciences Campus
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Translational Pathology Facility – Slides & Soft Tissue

The Norris Cancer Center Translational Pathology Core provides normal and tumor tissue specimens for laboratory-based, epidemiologic and clinical studies conducted by Cancer Center investigators. Services include: adult and pediatric normal and tumor tissue specimens, and population-based, fixed tissue specimens.

Health Sciences Campus
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
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Translational Research Laboratory

The USC School of Pharmacy Translational Research Laboratory provides USC researchers with access to lab resources and technical guidance to promote translational research. Equipment includes: a Real-Time PCR and suspension array system, flow cytometers, bioimagers, extracellular flux analyzers, microplate readers, spectrofluorometers, automated electrophoresis systems, separation systems, multilabel readers, liquid scintillation and luminescence counters, and microplate luminometer with injectors.

Health Sciences Campus
Pharmaceutical Sciences Center
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC406
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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