The overall goal of the NEI Center Core Grant for Vision Research is to enhance the capabilities of vision research scientists by facilitating easy access to equipment, training and technical support, which expands experimental capabilities, results in more cost-effective and time-efficient research, and opens up new research directions.
This Center serves vision science researchers across the UTSW campus and facilitates new research collaborations and utilization of the core facilities by vision scientists at other nearby institutions.
The Center Core supports the research activities of participating vision scientists by:
Managing the operation of the Resource/Service Modules by managing usage and operations, and providing for skilled technical assistance, equipment maintenance, and the purchase of supplies.
Providing biostatistical services to Core investigators for the design and analysis of their research studies.
Expanding the number of collaborative research projects between investigators both within UTSW and between UTSW and other neighboring institutions.
Providing a fertile environment for the development of vision research programs of junior faculty members, and for new vision researchers recruited into the University.
Providing resources and training to assist graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral fellows with their research projects.
Our NEI Center Core consists of three Resource/Service Modules, each directed by a faculty member with experience and expertise in their unit’s focus area.
Cell Culture and Phenotyping Facilities – E7
The Cell Culture and Cell Phenotyping (CCCP) laboratories are located within the Department of Ophthalmology on the 7th floor of the Florence (E) Building. The CCCP Module component units are all within close proximity to the other laboratories in the Department of Ophthalmology. (View Campus Map)
Molecular Biology and Virus Protection – E7
The Molecular Biology and Virus Production (MB/VP) Module laboratories are on the 7th floor of the Florence (E) Building in close proximity to the laboratories in the Department of Ophthalmology. (View Campus Map)
Microscopy and Digital Imaging – E7
The MDI Module laboratories are in the Department of Ophthalmology on the 7th floor of the Florence (E) Building. The Facility is housed in 4 dedicated rooms (all on the same hallway) plus a portion of the Director’s laboratory. (View Campus Map)
Join Us at Upcoming Events
The Department of Ophthalmology also sponsors events to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between investigators on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.