Our Research Cores

Our Cores of Research Excellence

provide a platform for our faculty and research staff to collaborate on complex healthcare problems. To learn more about what each core offers, visit the links below!

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Bioenergetics Phenotyping Core

BPC is the core facility that provides stakeholders within the Northern Mississippi region access to an XFe96 Seahorse Analyzer. This system is available with cold incubation to accommodate analyses of multiple species, including mammals, fish, drosophila, and bacteria.

Student using a chemistry machine to mix solutions.

Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Pharmacokinetics Core

The Chemistry/DMPK Research Core is designed to provide lead optimization, analytical/bioanalytical expertise, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics expertise on natural products and related compounds.

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Glycoscience Center of Research Excellence

GlyCORE supports investigators in glycoscience through direct funding of selected research projects, establishes mentors for early career investigators, supports the recruitment of new faculty in glycoscience, and develops local and regional meetings for investigators to discuss their work.

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NMR Spectroscopy Facility

This facility hosts five high-resolution NMR spectrometers located in three laboratories in the SOP buildings. The capability of instrumentation allows the conduct of research in a variety of research areas, including natural products research and small molecules.

Faculty members discussing research.

Neuropharmacology Core

The NPC enables investigators to use in vitro and in vivo assays to guide the isolation and identification of biological-active natural products and to evaluate compounds predicted to have activities in these systems through rational drug design. The Core uses human neuroblastoma cell lines to assess neurotoxicity and neuroprotection in response to drug treatment.