Research in our department is fully supported by the dedication and expertise of talented, renowned and award-winning scientists within the many core facilities available throughout our campus. These facilities provide services such as:

  • Consultation
  • Fabrication
  • Data generation and analysis
  • Behavioral testing
  • Electron microscopy
  • RNA sequencing

Together, these facilities provide a versatile set of skills, expertise and a vast array of cutting-edge techniques that are available to all labs in our department and throughout the university.

Animal Behavior Core

The Animal Behavior Core (ABC) offers Washington University investigators means to perform an array of standardized behavioral tests in rodents. It can assess the behavioral effects of specific experimental strategies, including drugs, altered development, or genetic manipulations (e.g., transgenic expression or knockout). Services are comprehensive and range from consultation to animal handling, behavioral testing, data management, and statistical-graphical analysis.

Machine shop

The Instrument Machine Shop at Washington University School of Medicine is a fully-equipped shop and fabrication facility. It provides complete services in the design, fabrication and repair of parts, instruments and equipment. The shop serves all Washington University departments as well as off-campus customers not affiliated with the University.

Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI)

The Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI) is a School of Medicine initiative started by the Departments of Neuroscience and Cell Biology & Physiology, offering a world-class shared technology resource for Cellular Imaging.

Additional facilities

The University also maintains an extensive database of WUSTL research facilities and resources.