Bioinformatics Core, Genome Center
The Bioinformatics Core provides expertise and infrastructure for the acquisition, curation, analysis, and distribution of large complex biological datasets, with an emphasis on sequence data. We offer data analysis services, free consultations for grant or project planning, and training aimed at empowering graduate students, post-docs, and PIs to do their own bioinformatics data analysis. Also, we can help you design, install, and maintain your lab’s high-performance computing infrastructure, providing stable support even as lab members come and go.
Biorepositories Core Resource, UC Davis Health
The Biorepositories Core Resource (BCR) supports the advancement of the UC Davis research community’s success in biospecimen-related research by providing education, outreach and training to its faculty, staff and students as well as creating efficient biospecimen management systems for the University and its collaborators.
California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System
CAHFS offers a multidisciplinary team approach using a comprehensive menu of tests and innovative services to protect animal health and commerce, public health and the food supply. Diagnostic services offered include bacteriology, electron microscopy, food pathogen testing, pathology, serology/immunology, toxicology, molecular diagnostics and virology.
California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC)
CNPRC core services offer consultation in experimental design, sample collection, and assay services on a recharge basis. Nonhuman primate-specific reagents, viral stocks, and biological specimens may also be requested. These Core facilities provide expertise and resources to the greater research community, and enhance the ability of scientists throughout the nation to conduct studies with nonhuman primates. Cores include: Flow Cytometry Core, Inhalation Exposure Core, Multimodal Imaging core, Primate Assay Laboratory Core. Other Services include: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Clinical Laboratory, Genetics Management Services, Primate Medicine and WhatIf Colony Management Software.
Comprehensive Cancer Center - Shared Resources, UC Davis Health
Shared resources at the Comprehensive Cancer Center include: Biorepository, Biostatistics, Combinatorial Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, Immune Monitoring, In vivo, Translational Imaging, Molecular Pharmacology and Mouse Biology.
Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), UC Davis Health
The CTSC offers a wide variety of resources and services to assist investigators. Services include: Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Clinical Research Center, Clinical Trials Office, Community Engagement, Pilot Program, Research Ethics and "Translational Technologies, Methodologies, and Resources".
DNA Technologies & Expression Analysis Core, Genome Center
The DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Core offers high-throughput and custom sequencing, genotyping, and microarray services, as well as trainings and consultations. The lab is a designated UC Davis Campus Research Core Facility. The Core offers the three complementary Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies: Illumina sequencing, and PacBio and Nanopore (long read) sequencing, providing the full spectrum of sequencing options and a wide range of library preparation services for all platforms.
Foundation Plant Services (FPS)
FPS has programs for grapes, strawberries, fruit and nut trees, roses, and sweet potatoes. The department is housed in the National Grapevine Importation and Clean Stock Facility, which was built with federal, state and industry funds in a cooperative effort to strengthen FPS programs. Services include: Producing, testing, maintaining and distributing elite disease-tested plant propagation material; provide plant importation and quarantine, disease testing, virus elimination, and DNA identification services; coordinate release of UC-patented horticultural varieties; links researchers, nurseries and producers.
Host Microbe Systems Biology Core
The Host-Microbe Systems Biology Core Facility (HMSB Core) offers complete start-to-finish services for microbial phylogenetic studies. HMSB Core services include nucleic acid extraction, library preparation for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), and functional analysis of NGS data sets. We utilize easily accessible open source software platforms that give our customers maximum flexibility for their downstream data analysis needs. The HMSB Core is uniquely designed to provide researchers with easily accessible, customized, and cost-effective resources for integrating analyses of microbial community structure and host-microbe interactions in health and disease.
Mouse Biology Program (MBP)
The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program is an academic resource providing scientific expertise and consultation, technological assistance, dedicated infrastructure, and educational support to the academic community in the development, application, and use of genetically-altered mice for biomedical research on diseases, behavioral abnormalities, and developmental disorders. The MBP conducts primary, resource-related research and collaborative, hypothesis-based research, participates in undergraduate, graduate, and professional level teaching and training, and provides products, services, and procedures in the fields of genetics and genomics, reproductive biology, pathology, physiology, cryobiology, developmental biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and comparative and translational medicine.
Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
The mission of the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center at UC Davis (MMPC@UCDavis) is to advance medical and biological research by providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping tests, services, and procedures for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related disorders. Services cores include: Animal Care, Surgery, and Pathology Core, Endocrinology and Metabolism Core, Energy Balance, Exercise & Behavior Core and the Microbiome & Host Response Core.
Phaff Yeast Culture Collection
The Phaff Yeast Culture Collection is one of the largest public collections of wild yeasts in the world, with over 7,500 strains belonging to 1,000 different species, including upwards of 200 novel species. Using this web site, academic and industrial researchers can select and order yeast strains from the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, get information about our physiological database with over 50 years of unpublished data, explore characteristics of unpublished species, and learn about our contract screening and strain selection services.
Proteomics Core, Genome Center
For over ten years the Proteomics Core has offered state of the art liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry proteomic services to investigators on and off campus. The Proteomics Core provides both fee for service proteomic services and collaborative proteomic method development and sample preparation. The Core provides a broad range of services such as mass spectrometry based protein identification, identifying quantifying and identifying post-translational modifications, quantitative proteomic profiling, targeted proteomics, and sample preparation from a wide variety of organisms. In addition, we are one of the few proteomic core facilities in the world to offer Amino Acid analysis and Edman Sequencing.
Real-time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility, Veterinary Medicine
The Real-time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility is a UC Davis laboratory offering Real-time PCR diagnostic and research services to the veterinary and academic communities. With over 15 years of PCR experience, stringent quality control guidelines, and well validated standard operating procedures for every aspect of service, the Real-time PCR Core Facility remains a leading competitor in the field of molecular detection. Services include: Project set up and design, Nucleic acid extraction/cDNA synthesis, qPCR and qPCR analysis.
TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) Core, Genome Center
The TILLING Core provides mutants for rice, Arabidopsis thaliana, and tomato as well as other species on request. TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes) is a reverse genetic technique that uses chemical mutagenesis to create libraries of mutagenized individuals that are subjected to high-throughput sequencing for discovery of mutations.
Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials, Veterinary Medicine
Our mission is to promote and facilitate high quality clinical research for the benefit veterinary and human medicine. We offer clinical trials aimed at advancing medical care for our veterinary patients in a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and cardiology. In the initial phase of study development, the VCCT works closely with clinical trial sponsors and researchers to ensure that the quality of the clinical trials that UC Davis participates in are of the highest standard and in the best interest of our patients. The VCCT also offers multiple resources and learning opportunities for our faculty, residents and staff to expand their knowledge about research and clinical trials at UC Davis and keep them abreast new developments.
West Coast Metabolomics Center
The West Coast Metabolomics Center is a cluster center with four research laboratories and a large service core. We provide opportunities for research collaborations but also make general metabolomics services available to academic or industry investigators. We advance the state-of-the art in metabolomics research in specific fields of biology but also in technology areas, specifically in computational metabolomics. The West Coast Metabolomics Center offers fee-based services to biomedical, preclinical and clinical researchers through its Service Core laboratories.
Yeast One Hybrid Services Core, Genome Center
We offer a yeast one hybrid screening service between promoters and collections of Arabidopsis or maize transcription factors. Three collections of transcription factors are available: (i) A root stele-expressed collection of 800 Arabidopsis transcription factors, (ii) A complete collection of 2000 Arabidopsis transcription factors, (iii) A collection of 500 maize transcription factors. See site for more details.