Core Facilities

Core Facilities

Animal Resources

The University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is an internal self-regulating body that reviews all animal use protocols to ensure ethical, humane, and scientifically justified animal use at least annually. Marshall University ARF has met the accreditation standards of AAALAC International since 1986. The ARF also maintains an Animal Welfare Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Flow Cytometry

Modern flow cytometry uses measurements gained from passing laser light through quickly moving cells in a stream or “flow” of fluid. Using this type of analysis, the size and granularity of a cell can be approximated as well as the presence of particular protein molecules through antibodies conjugated to fluorescent molecules. 


The MU Genomics and Bioinformatics cores provide centralized genomic, bioinformatic, and biostatistical services to investigators at universities and colleges throughout the state. The Genomics Core currently provides five services to research programs and individual investigators. 

Metabolic and Cellular Physiology

Metabolic and Cellular Physiology core facility, developed as part of COBRE ACCORD, provides technical expertise, equipment, and personnel to ACCORD COBRE and Marshall University investigators who wish to work with obesity and related metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular diseases, etc. 

Translational Sciences

By implementing the Translational Science Core, the Appalachian Center for Cellular Transport in Obesity-Related Disorder (ACCORD) aims to provide researchers with access to a full range of services to facilitate the successful identification and recruitment of patients for basic, translational, and clinical research studies in obesity and obesity-related disorders. 


Nurturing the mentoring skills of ACCORD junior investigators and developing pipeline programs to cultivate the future generations of biomedical sciences researchers interested in WV/CA health disparities.