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Core Research Facilities

The Stanford University School of Medicine supports a number of shared research facilities housing specialized scientific instruments and services.  These include 20 scientific Service Centers, which are open to all researchers in the University at predetermined fees, and a number of Cores, which house equipment shared among a group of labs.

A categorical listing of shared research facilities of interest to biomedical researchers at Stanford University can be found on the Spectrum website.

Instrumentation scheduling and service ordering for service centers is available through the Stanford Shared Facilities Management System (aka iLab):


Stanford University School of Medicine Scientific Service Center links:

Animal Histology Service (AHS)
Cell Sciences Imaging Facility (CSIF)
Computational Services and Bioinformatics Facility (CSBF)
Data Coordinating Center (DCC)
Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting Facility (FACS)
Fly Facility
Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center (GBSC)
Genome (Sequencing) Service Center
High Throughput Bioscience Center (HTBC)
Human Pathology Histology Services Laboratory
Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC)
PET/MRI Metabolic Service Center (PET-MRI)
Protein & Nucleic Acid Facility (PAN)
Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging
Stanford Biobank
Stanford Center for Innovations in In vivo Imaging (SCi3)
Stanford Functional Genomics Facility (SFGF)
Transgenic, Knockout and Tumor Model Center (TKTC)
Translational Applications Service Center (TASC)
Veterinary Service Center (VSC)
     Animal Diagnostic Lab

Wu Tsai Neuroscience Community Cores:

Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory
Gene Vector Virus Center (GVVC)
Neuroscience Microscopy Service (NMS)

Other Stanford Facilities:

ChEM-H Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center
SLAC-Stanford Cryo-EM Facilities
Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM)
Stanford University Mass Spec Facility


There are also a number of scientific services that are not offered by Stanford’s shared facilities.  We offer the links below as a starting point for a search to find these types of services at other Universities.  These centers are not affiliated with Stanford and we have no direct knowledge about the quality of their services.

Biodesy Delta (an instrument for the high-throughput measurement of changes in protein conformation):

High-field NMR:

Isothermal Calorimetry:

Monoclonal antibody generation and production:

Protein production and purification: