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Accessing JHU core facilities is easy

Not all of our core facilities are live in iLab but you can still find them all here.
To see a complete listing of our iLab and non-iLab cores,
use the JHU Core Facilities tab. 
Use the Search tab to locate the services, technology, or expertise
          you need for your research. 





iLab Cores at Johns Hopkins University

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Bloomberg Flow Cytometry and Immunology Core

Tricia Nilles, MS 410-955-4825
Germ-free Mouse Core

Cynthia Sears, MD 410-614-8378
MMI Common Equipment and Glass Washing Facility

Anne Jedlicka 443-287-5967
Malaria Mosquito & Parasite Core

George Dimopoulos, Ph.D. 443-287-0128
Non-iLab, SPH Core Facilities

Kate Calvin

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical & Translational Research

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
ICTR Adult JHH & Bayview Core

The goal of the ICTR JH and BV Adult Cores is to provide specialized personnel, equipment, and rooms to allow investigators to conduct innovative, high-quality, safe, efficient and cost-effective clinical and translational research.

Nicole Cooper (410) 550-1880
ICTR Cardiovascular Imaging and Exercise Physiology and Body Composition Core

The overall mission of the Cardiovascular Core at the Bayview Site is to provide outstanding research support to investigators requesting exercise and body composition and Cardiovascular Imaging support.

Nicole Cooper 410-550-1880
ICTR Core for Clinical Research Data Acquisition (CCDA) Consulting Service

The ICTR Core for Clinical Research Data Acquisition (CCDA) assists researchers with accessing clinical data for research purposes. The CCDA is staffed with experienced data analysts who will assist you with access to data while also helping you comply with Data Trust privacy & security regulations.


The overarching goal of the ICTR Pediatric Outpatient Core is to provide specialized personnel, equipment, and rooms to allow investigators to conduct innovative, high-quality, safe, efficient and cost-effective clinical and translational research.

Nicole Cooper (410) 550-1880
ICTR The Clinical Research Core Laboratory

Non-iLab, JHU ICTR Core Facilities

Barbara Daily

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Integrated Imaging Center

J. Michael McCaffery (410) 516-3321
Non-iLab JHU KSAS Facilities

Jerry Hicks 410-516-6418

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
ACCM Confocal Microscope

George McNamara 305-764-2081
Bayview Immunomics Core (BIC)

Behavioral Core of the School of Medicine

Biostatistics, Epidemiology And Data Management (BEAD) Core

Laura Prichett

Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research (Ci3R)

Sanjay K Jain, M.D. (410) 502-8241
Computational Biology Consulting Core

Steven Salzberg, Ph.D. (410)614-6112
Deep Sequencing & Microarray Core

Eukaryotic Tissue Culture Facility

Sandra Beatriz Gabelli 410-614-4145
Genetic Resources Core Facility Biorepository & Cell Center

The GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center is a CAP accredited facility specializing in blood and bodily fluid processing, mammalian cell culture, blood isolation products, lymphocytic cell line establishment and cryogenic preservation, long term storage and distribution of biospecimens.

Genetic Resources Core Facility DNA Services

The GRCF provides research expertise, products & services to study the human genome, taking your sample from collection through cell line (including authentication), storage, isolated DNA, methylation analysis, sequencing (Sanger or NGS) & genotyping, while providing all the reagents your lab needs.

High Throughput Screening (ChemCORE)

Jun Liu (410)955-4619
IGM Computing Core

Elvin Hsu (667)208-7189
JHU Slide Production Core for Microscopy

Aditi Biswas 217-552-0804
Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Group

MRB Molecular Imaging Service Center and Cancer Functional Imaging Core

Dr. Zaver M. Bhujwalla 410-502-0174
Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core

Robert N. Cole, PhD 410-614-6968
Molecular Determinants Core (MDC) at Johns Hopkins All Children's Center

David Graham 410-955-9770
Non-iLab, JHU SOM Core Facilities

Barbara Daily
Oncology Tissue Services (SKCCC)

Helen Fedor 410 614-1660
Phenocore, Phenotyping and Pathology Core

Cory Brayton, DVM 410-502-3050**
Reference Histology

Marcia Mayfield 410-955-3620
Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) and Special Imaging Reads/Non-RECIST Response Evaluations

Gale Christensen (443)287-2676
Ross Flow Cytometry

Zack Wang, Ph.D. 410-614-0041
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Machine Shop

The Cardiovascular Physiology and Surgery Core

The Rheumatic Disease Research Core Center (RDRCC)

Transgenic Mouse Core

The Transgenic Core offers a range of services to the Hopkins community to assist researchers with developing new mouse models, importing models and cryopreserving existing mouse lines.

Chip Hawkins 410-614-3858

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Non-iLab, JHU SKCCC Core Facilities

Jeff Smith
SKCCC Animal Resources

Sherrie Hawkes 410-955-2075
SKCCC Central Processing Core

The SKCCC Bio-Specimen Repository (also known as the Specimen Accessioning Core [SAC]) provides a centralized resource to clinical trial study teams for logistics support, and collection, processing, storage and shipment of biological specimens (blood, marrow, tissue) from clinical trial patients.

Robin Stewart 410 955-8975
SKCCC IRAT Core (Image Response Assessment Team)

Michael Jacobs
SKCCC Immune Monitoring Core (formerly Human Immunology)

The Immune Monitoring Core provides services (Luminex/ELISpot/Fluorospot) to evaluate immune responses (function and frequency) for clinical and preclinical studies.  Competency/proficiency assessment, technical and QA review provides high quality reproducible reports/data to investigators.

Christopher Thoburn 410-955-8568
SKCCC Analytical Pharmacology Core

Operates under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and provides expertise in pharmacological trial design, bioanalytical method development and implementation, isolation and identification of drug metabolites, protein binding studies, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, and data interpretation.

Michelle Rudek 410-614-6321
SKCCC Cell Imaging Facility

The Cell Imaging Core Facilities provides cell imaging technologies, including light and fluorescence microscopy, stereo and confocal microscopy, infrared imaging, time lapse, and laser microdissection. Images can be acquired using a variety of cameras and analyzed with analysis software programs.

Lillian Dasko-Vincent 410-614-4414
SKCCC Common Equipment Core

Erika Weaver 410 502-9544
SKCCC Cytogenetics Core Facility

Laura Morsberger
SKCCC Experimental Irradiator Core

Provides radiation services for in vitro and vivo experiments. Services include training in the operation radiation machines, advice to users on the design, dosimetry and best machine for their application, operating the machines when necessary, and maintenance and repair of the resources.

Esteban Velarde
SKCCC Experimental and Computational Genomics Core

Lauren Ciotti 443-287-7341
SKCCC Flow Cytometry Core

Jessica Gucwa 410-955-8029
SKCCC Glassware Washing Core

Erika Weaver 410.502.9544
SKCCC Microarray Core

Wayne Yu 410-502-7970

Cores at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
WSE Center for Brain Imaging Science

WSE Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)

Scott McGhee 410-516-7128
WSE Manufacturing (Machine Shop)

WSE The Materials Characterization and Processing Core (MCP)

The MCP contains cutting edge electron microscopy, ion beam, micro computed tomography, and X-ray diffraction instrumentation for characterization of both hard and soft materials. In addition, processing of both soft and hard materials is being developed to serve the Hopkins research community.

WSE Whitaker Microfabrication Lab

Other cores at Johns Hopkins University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
NCRL (Echo Lab)

David Havrilla, RDCS (410) 614-3650

non-iLab Cores at Johns Hopkins University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Basic Science Network Office

Jim Hull 410-283-5623
Biophysical NMR

Dr. Ananya Majumdar 410-516-8670
Biostat Consulting

Rick Thompson 410) 614-2661
Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy

CIGAT performs diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, SPECT/CT, PET/CT) in veterinary patients. In addition, CIGAT performs veterinary clinical trials in client-owned pets with spontaneous disease of devices, drugs, and other therapies as a bridge to translation from mice to man of new treatments. 410-502-7325
Center for Inherited Disease

Jane Romm, M.S. 410-550-7042
Centralized Services for Metabolism Research

Susan Aja 443-287-7671
Chemistry Mass Spec

Provides mass spectrometry molecular chemical characterization services for wide range of chemical and life sciences species.

Phil Mortimer 410-516-5552
Chemistry NMR

Chemistry NMR core facility has 300 and 400 MHz NMR spectrometers with many 1D and 2D experiments for a variety of different nuclei.  We also have an EPR spectrometer, FTIR, and Polarimeter.  These are all walkup instruments requiring proper training. Services are available, see website for details.

Joel Tang, Ph.D.
Chemistry X-Ray Facility
Chien Service Center

Chien Service Center provides, to qualified users, the collection of sophisticated experimental instrument that are essential for fabrication and characterization of nanostructured materials.  This synergistic sharing of equipment also provides an avenue for interdisciplinary collaborations.

Yufan Li 410-516-8092

Dan Reich 410-516-4773
Computational Medicine Core

Pawel Kudela, Ph.D 443-287-8637
Graphic Arts in the School of Medicine

Elaine Gerstenfeld 410-955-0552
Helium Reliquifier Service Center

N.Peter Armitage 410-516-0214
IV Analysis Core

Joseph B. Margolick, MD, PhD, Facility Oversight (410) 955-4825
Homewood Photography

Dr. Stephen Smee (410) 516-7097
ICE Confocal Service Center

Yuan Cai
Image Stream

Joseph B. Margolick, MD
Instrument Development Group (IDG)

Dr. Stephen Smee (410) 516-7097
JHU SOM Microscope Facility
Johns Hopkins Biological Repository (JHBR)

Homayoon Farzadegan, MD
MRI Research Service Center

Hugh Wall, RT; PH
Multiphoton Imaging Core

The MPI Core provides advanced microscopy for multiple imaging approaches. Applications and eligibility questions? Contact the Core manager (Michele Pucak, or Center Director (Alex Kolodkin,

Dwight Bergles 410 502 7858
Murine Mutagenesis Core

The MMC produces engineered mouse models using ES cell and CRISPR techniques.  Applications and eligibility questions? Contact the MMC Director (Xinzhong Dong, or the Center Director (Alex Kolodkin,

 Xinzhong Dong 410-614-3858
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research

Susumu Mori, Ph.D 410-614-2702
Parasite Core

Godfree Mlambo

Offers services & consulting for investigators interested in mathematical modeling of complex biological systems in health & disease. Models may be used to achieve quantitative understanding of and to generate hypotheses about disease mechanisms and treatments that can then be tested in lab/clinic.

Norman Barker, MS, MA, RBP 410-955-3843
PET Service Center

Michelle Willett
Physical Sciences Machine Shop (PSMS)

Dr. Stephen Smee 410-516-7387
Radiology Research Core

Laurie Pipitone
Ramen Spectroscopy Service Center

Natalia Drichko 410-516-5390
Research Animal Resources

Robert J. Adams, DVM 410-955-3273
SKCCC Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BISR)

Helen Cromwell 410-955-4884
SKCCC Biostatistics Shared Resources (BiostaSR)

Helen Cromwell 410-955-4884
SKCCC Cell Processing & Gene Therapy (CPGT)

Victor Lemas
SKCCC Cell Therapy Laboratory

Victor Lemas
SKCCC Research Pharmacy
Small Animal Imaging

Martin Pomper
Small Animal Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Susumu Mori 410-614-2702
Synthesis and Sequencing Facility

For more than 30 years the dedicated staff of the SSF has been assisting the Johns Hopkins research community with their Sanger sequencing, peptide synthesis, oligonucleotide synthesis, N-terminal sequencing and more recently MiSeq sequencing.

Jodie Franklin 410-955-2739
Wilmer Imaging and Microscope Core Facility

Provides shared microscopy equipment, including Zeiss confocal and multiphoton microscopes, Hitachi TEM, Leica ultramicrotomes, cryostats, and Imaris image processing software, to faculty and staff of the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Mary Ellen Pease, MS 410-502-1263
Zebra Fish Core Center (FINZCenter)

FINZ is your entry point for all things zebrafish. Services include, but are not limited to: housing, transgenesis, genome modification, and large-scale chemical and genetic screening. Please contact us with any questions about how zebrafish can advance your research program.

Dr. S. Leach 410-502-0157
Welch Library

Blair Anton, MLIS, MS, AHIP