The Nevada Center for Applied Research (NCAR) offers support to a number of cores and research facilities at the University, collectively known as the Shared Research Facilities (SRF). This extensive list of laboratories within the SRF offers faculty, scientists, students, and industry access to services and high-end instrumentation in addition to highly experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data. The SRF also provides access to cutting-edge research and development (R&D) equipment to industry, government laboratories, research organizations and other institutions of higher education throughout Nevada and across the US. Many facilities can also provide training and education upon request. 




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iLab Cores at University of Nevada, Reno

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Cell Analysis Core Facility

David White (775) 682-8826
Core Analytical Laboratory (CAL)

Main Contact Information 775-682-6486
Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (EMMF)

High-Performance Computing

High-Performance Computing
Neuroimaging and Biomedical Research Support

Alexander van der Linden 775-784-6080
Nevada Bioinformatics Center

Juli Petereit (775) 784-4359
Nevada Genomics Center

Nevada Proteomics Center

The Nevada Proteomics Center offers high quality mass spectral and electrophoretic proteomic analysis using state-of-the-art technologies to all research faculty and students in Nevada at extremely competitive rates. A variety of services are offered including: enzymatic protein digestions, LC-MS/..

Rebekah Woolsey 775-784-4248
Office of Animal Resources

Benjamin Weigler 775-682-6570
Transgenic Animal Genotyping and Phenotyping Core

Dr. Yumei Feng Earley 775-784-4116

non-iLab Cores at University of Nevada, Reno

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

Sherif Elfass (775) 784-6664
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) Laboratory

Joel DesOrmeau (775) 784-6054
Nevada Stable Isotope Lab

Simon Poulson (775) 784-1104
Chemistry Shared Instrumentation Lab

Stephen Spain (775) 784-6041
Materials Characterization Nevada

Dev Chidambaram (775) 784-7066
Surface Engineering & Tribology Laboratory

Pradeep L Menezes (775) 682-7413