Arizona Core Network

A cornerstone of our state's research infrastructure, the core research facilities at Arizona’s public universities propel and refine new technologies, ventures and discoveries.

Partner universities

The core facilities of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona provide advanced equipment and instrumentation, specialized services and consultation to faculty, students, industry and government researchers. The Arizona Core Network represents a range of disciplines, including biological sciences, chemical, material and structural analysis, electronics and nanofabrication, forestry and environmental science, and computing and health.

ASU Core Facilities are comprised of several clusters that host dozens of facilities, empowering clients with the tools, knowledge and training to turn pressing research challenges into innovative solutions.


The core facilities at Northern Arizona University offer focused services, equipment and research testbeds to support projects in biomedical research, engineering, genetics, chemistry, forestry, biological and environmental sciences, and more.


The University of Arizona is home to more than 50 unique, highly specialized core facilities which enable research and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. UA’s facilities also strive for fiscal sustainability and accessibility to all users.

Members at Arizona Core Network

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Advanced Electronics and Photonics Michael Marrs (480) 727-6898
Advanced Light Microscopy Core ALMC
Center for Environmental Health Engineering (EHE) Erin Driver
Center for Viral Genomics LaRinda Holland (480) 727-3408
Clinical Research Services (CRS) CRS General Inquiries
Clinical Testing Laboratory
College Research and Evaluation Services Team (CREST) Wendy Barnard 712-330-0985
DNA Synthesis Lab (DNASL) Ryan Stikeleather
Department of Animal Care & Technologies (DACT) DACT - Animal Ordering
Drone Studio Sangram Redkar 480-727-1129
EMC Resale EMC Resale (480) 965-7242
Flow Cytometry Core Flow Cytometry (480) 727-2700
Genomics Core Genomics (480) 965-4998
Glassblowing Facility Brian Ipema (480) 965-7163
Goldwater Materials Science Facility (GMSF) GMSF (480) 965-7242
High Pressure Facility High Pressure Resale Core (480) 965-8853
High Pressure Research Facility Kurt Leinenweber
Interplanetary Initiative Lab Interplanetary Initiative Lab (602) 543-4459
John M. Cowley Center for High Resolution Electron Microscopy (CHREM) CHREM (480) 965-7242
KE Secure Cloud KE Secure Cloud
Life Science Electron Microscopy Lab Life Science Electron Microscopy Lab (480) 965-3210
Machine and Electrical Shop James Makar (480) 965-2308
Magnetic Resonance Research Center Brian Cherry
Manufacturing Labs Fabiano Carvalho
Mass Spectrometry Mass Spectrometry
Metals Environmental and Terrestrial Analytical Laboratory (METAL) METAL
NanoFab Kevin Hilgers (480) 965-5256
Nucleic Acid-Programmable Protein Array (NAPPA)
Preclinical Imaging Core PreClinical
Regenerative Medicine Core RegenMed 480-727-2700
Research Computing Ian Shaeffer
SOLS Shared Resource Facility Genomics Core (480) 965-4998
Solar Fabrication Lab Bill Dauksher (480) 965-8723
Ultrafast Laser Facility Douglas Daniel (480) 727-8383

Northern Arizona University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Imaging and Histology Core Facility Ronald Allen 760 637 9494
Northern Arizona University Genetics Core Facility Jill Cocking 9285237655
Research Greenhouse Complex General Email
Vivarium Facility Kathleen Freel 928-523-1330
Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Analytical and Biological Mass Spectrometry

Analytical & Biological Mass Spec 520-621-5699
Arizona Genomics Institute

AGI inquiry email
Arizona Molecular Clinical Core

Gina Delgado 520-626-5002
Biomedical Imaging Core

Kurt Gustin (602) 827-2155
CBC EPR Facility

Andrei Astachkine (Astashkin) 520-621-9968
CBC Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging

Brooke Beam Massani 520-621-3395
CBC LESSA Facility

Paul Lee 520-626-2942
CBC Machine Shop

Ed Autz 520-621-2860
CBC Molecular Structures Core

Muhammed Shafeek O.H. 520-621-9735
CBC NMR Facility

Jixun Dai 520-621-8146
CBC XRD Facility

Andrei Astachkine (Astashkin) 520-621-9968
COM-Phoenix Shared Equipment

Cryogenics & Compressed Gas Facility

Core Facility Business Office 520-621-4064
Flow Cytometry Core

Mrinalini Kala (602) 827-2251
Flow Cytometry Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource 520-621-2047
Functional Genomics Core

Functional Genomics Core 520-626-3794
Genetically Engineered Mouse Models (GEMM) Core

Teodora Georgieva 520-626-2251
Imaging Cores - Electron

Imaging Cores - Electron 520-626-6009
Imaging Cores - Optical

Imaging Cores - Optical 520-621-5097
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core

Jared Churko (520) 626-2347

LPL Business Office 520-626-9007
Machining and Welding Center

Machine & Welding Center 520-621-2211
Molecular Discovery Core

Tim Marlowe (602) 827-2710
Nano Fabrication Center

Core Facility Business Office 520-621-4064
PANDA Core for Genomics and Microbiome Research at Steele Children’s Research Center

Daniel Laubitz (520) 626-1401
Phenotyping Core Facility (UAPC)

Marloes van den Berg (520) 626-7616
Quantitative Proteomics Laboratory

Paul Langlais 520-626-1342
Translational Bioimaging Resource

Translational Bioimaging Resource 520-621-4247
UA Cancer Center - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR)

Denise J. Roe, DrPH 520-626-2281
UA Cancer Center - Microscopy Shared Resource (MSR)

Marco Padilla-Rodriguez, Ph.D. (520) 626-6041
UA Cancer Center Analytical Chemistry Shared Resource (ACSR)

Sherry Chow 520-626-3358
UA Cancer Center Behavioral Measurements and Interventions (BMISR)

Angela Yung 520-626-8316
UA Cancer Center Biospecimen Core

Kellen Chen
UA Cancer Center Genome Editing Facility

Nathan Ellis 520-626-7979
UA Cancer Center The Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR)

Noel Warfel 520-626-7756
UA Cancer Center Tissue Acquisition & Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource (TACMASR)

University Animal Care

University of Arizona Genetics Core

Arizona Genetics Core 520-621-9791
Viral Production Core

The Viral Production Core Facility offers services for the generation of high-titer AAV, Adenoviral and Lentiviral particles. We provide a full cloning service for the generation of plasmids of interest, a high quality purification of viral particles and analysis of specific viral properties.

Olga Alekhina, PhD (520) 626-4198