Core facilities are reopened now. Below you will find Technical Director contact information for each core facility. Communication directly with the core is the best strategy for your specific research needs.
Invoice payments will still be processed by the finance team through DDs or Credit Card. Contact information can be found at the bottom of your invoice.
Comments & Suggestions Box
If you would like to offer comments or suggestions on how OSRF could better support your research at this time, please follow this link.
Please contact Elena Solomaha at email@example.com
Users should contact Siquan Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org for project specific questions.
Open for trained users with key card access only and only multi-day experiments will be scheduled
All trainings cancelled until further notice.
For questions, please contact Joe Sachleben at email@example.com
For specific questions, or to process COVID-19 samples, please reach out to Dr. Lingen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Diane Ostrega at email@example.com for specific questions.
Core is open until further notice.
For questions, please contact Yuanyuan Zha at firstname.lastname@example.org
As much work as possible is being done remotely and one staff member will be on-campus to handle any work that needs to be done in-person. Discussions and consultations with research teams can be conducted via Zoom teleconference as needed, but the initiation of new research projects is discouraged (with some exceptions).
Biofluids will reopen on Monday, May 4. Operating hours are 8 am - 4 pm until further notice.
Analytical Unit is closed until further notice.
Contact Jackie Ramirez at email@example.com for specific questions.
Please contact Joe Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please find current updates from the Technical Director here:https://voices.uchicago.edu/ucflow/message-from-the-technical-director/
The core is open for experienced users as long as permitted. Adherence to the core’s disinfecting policies is required.
A work-from-home resources page with how to get remote access to our image processing software and a rolling list of webinars and virtual classes may be found here: https://voices.uchicago.edu/confocal/image-processing/wfh/
For questions, please contact Vytas Bindokas at email@example.com
On-site equipment training of personnel has been suspended since access to the facility requires ARC training which they have suspended at this time.
New imaging sessions, not including optical imaging, will not be scheduled until further notice but requests can be submitted via the scheduler.
For questions, please reach out to Brian Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see ARC COVID-19 updates here: https://voices.uchicago.edu/animalresources/basic-page/contingency/
We are planning to continue to produce food each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as long as we can and will be providing as much stock as possible. We would ask that you only take as much food as you need at this time to avoid any shortages.
If you have a specific amount you will need other than what was taken, please e-mail Derrick Summerville at email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Degenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) manages BSD Core Facilities by providing financial, administrative, IT, and communication support. OSRF works closely with The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Research Resources Oversight Committee.
The Research Resources Oversight Committee (RROC) of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) serves as an advisory body, which in partnership with the Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) establishes a policy framework for the operation of core facilities, reviews and prioritizes acquisition of major scientific equipment for the division, and provides scientific expertise and strategic planning for institutional research resources.