Service Cores

For locations and information on all NIH-funded service cores in South Carolina, click here to view our interactive map (included SC INBRE and COBREs).

SC INBRE Supported Cores

The goal of the SC INBRE Bioinformatics Core is to increase the National Institutes of Health research capacity of the state by providing bioinformatics support to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the lead and partner institutions. More

The mission of the IRF is to provide state-of-the-art biomedical research instrumentation for use in the USC SOM and USC main campus research environments. As time and resources permit, outside use of the facility is also permitted and encouraged. Technical assistance and training are available in most areas of research sponsored in the IRF. More

The Microarray Core Facility, sponsored in part by the COBRE Center for Translational Cancer Therapeutics, is a state-of-the-art facility that conducts gene expression profiling to monitor the levels of expression of all genes in the genome. Using their technology, a single experiment allows researchers to determine specific alterations in gene expression in various disease states, or progression, following exposure to drugs or chemicals. More

Provides genomics services, next generation sequencing for small scale genomes, targeted/amplicon resequencing and metagenomics. Bioinformatic service is provided for DNA microarray and next generation sequencing analysis. The facility also provides training in bioinformatic analysis, computational workstations for investigator use, and proprietary software licenses. Instrumentation available for investigator use. More

Claflin University's NMR facility, in addition to its 700 MHz NMR, also has an automated nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) sample changer to do NMR-based metabolomics research. The field of metabolomics focuses on changes to the small molecules that make up metabolism upon some stressful event or condition. NMR serves as an excellent detector of these small compounds; and statistical analysis is applied to many NMR sample replicates to increase the robustness of the metabolomics technique. Although a predominantly undergraduate university and HBCU, Claflin University has the third highest field NMR laboratory in the state of South Carolina, just behind the Medical University of South Carolina and the Hollings Marine Laboratory. More