Useful CORES for VI4 Members

Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR)


The Vanderbilt Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR) is an institutional, fee-for-service, advanced microscopy resource. The CISR provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment and expert technical support for sophisticated microscopy and analysis of tissue and cellular anatomy and physiology.

Visit the CISR website to learn more or contact Tegy Vadakkan at


Center for Structural Biology (CSB)


The Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology (CSB) is part of a major trans-institutional initiative to significantly upgrade the capabilities in Structural Biology at Vanderbilt by bringing additional faculty and state-of-the-art instrumentation to campus. The CSB was developed to promote the broad use of structural biology approaches in all life science research and to provide a focal point that bridges medicine and biology to math, chemistry, and physics.

Visit the CSB website to learn more.




VANTAGE is a genomics core laboratory consolidation initiated by an $8.6 million ARRA funded NIH grant award to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with an overall goal of creating a new collaborative [VANTAGE] shared resource that accelerates discovery in genome sciences and personalized medicine, providing state-of-the-art research shared resource facilities and technology. VANTAGE is a one-stop genomics research resource, including: Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, Affymetrix–based genotyping and expression microarrays, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) among many other specialized services. These activities are now part of an overall structure that takes full advantage of their new physical co-location together with the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource in VANTAGE.

Visit the VANTAGE website to learn more.


Translational Pathology Shared Resource (TPSR)


The Translational Pathology Shared Resource (TPSR) will advance biomedical research and personalized medicine by providing Vanderbilt Investigators:

  • Research histology including, immunohistochemistry and novel antibody development
  • Comprehensive, state of the art diagnostic, necropsy and comparative pathology services for animal model systems with specific expertise and focus on mouse models
  • Access to experts in veterinary and human pathology
  • Laser capture micro-dissection
  • Automated tissue micro-array preparation

Visit the TPSR website to learn more.


Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS)


The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is dedicated to the development and applications of advanced imaging techniques in biology and medicine. VUIIS is a trans-institutional initiative within Vanderbilt University serving physicians, scientists, students and corporate affiliates. VUIIS maintains close collaborations in research and training with many parts of our campus including the schools of medicine, engineering, arts and science, law and Peabody College.

Visit the VUIIS website to learn more.