NEI Vision Research Core Facility

The National Eye Institute (NEI) Core Facility supports vision research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Many NEI-supported research activities at UT Southwestern share a common reliance on four major technologies:

  • Bioanalytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry/protein purification
  • Imaging
  • Tissue culture/monoclonal antibody production

Over the past several years, investigators in the Department of Ophthalmology have shared resources, technical expertise, and equipment to facilitate their respective research programs in a remarkably collegial atmosphere. The expansion of the Department of Ophthalmology's laboratory facilities, and the acquisition of additional NEI grant support for investigators on campus, prompted us to assemble a core grant as a means of enhancing these research activities. The establishment of core facilities obviates duplication of fundamental technologies by PI's in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Developmental Biology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.

Please contact us if you are a vision researcher interested in using the core facility.