Core facilities are an essential part of Texas A&M University’s research infrastructure, providing critical resources for groundbreaking research. By ensuring more efficient resource utilization, shared research facilities are a cost-effective way to leverage research expertise and specialized instruments. Core facilities provide dedicated space and specialized scientific equipment. Additionally, staff scientists provide field-specific expertise, research services, technical support, and training of graduate students and research staff. Core facilities primarily serve Texas A&M researchers, though many facilities welcome outside users from the broader scientific and industrial community. Texas A&M offers more than 50 core facilities that can be generally categorized into the five thematic areas described below.
Texas A&M iLab
The Division of Research at Texas A&M has contracted with Agilent to use its iLab-hosted product to coordinate scheduling of core facilities across the university and The Texas A&M University System. You can find the Texas A&M iLab landing page here: https://tamu.corefacilities.org/service_center?institution_id=276
Core Facilities Capability Search
Microscopy and Imaging
Cores in this area focus on advanced imaging techniques including light microscopy, electron microscopy, and other modalities spanning the spectrum of scale from visualization of proteins to whole animal imaging.
Genomics, Sequencing, and Flow
Cores in this area focus on flow cytometry services, high-throughput services, as well as applying cutting edge services in DNA, RNA, and computational technologies.
Materials Characterization and Fabrication
Core facilities in this area focus on synthesis and fabrication of different materials, including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites and on characterization of their structural and physical properties using a wide range of different characterization methods.
Animal Care and Behavior
Core Facilities in this area support approved research projects through high-quality supply, housing, and care of laboratory animals. They also offer specialized rodent services including transgenic services as well as technical and veterinary services for your translational research.
Environmental and Chemical Sciences
Cores in this area focus on state-of-the art sample collection and chemical analysis using resources including a mobile environmental sampling van, high volume size-resolved particle samplers, mass spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and other analytical techniques.
Data Informatics and Computation
Cores in this area focus on empowering research and discoveries by providing access to computational hardware, software, and application expertise across the spectrum of data sciences.