The purpose of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Core Facility is to support vision research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Many NEI-supported research activities at UT Southwestern share a common reliance on four major technologies:
- Tissue culture/monoclonal antibody production
- Biochemistry/protein purification
- Bioanalytical chemistry
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, Developmental Biology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.
Please contact us if you are a vision researcher interested in using the core facility.