Research Core Facility

The Research Core Facility at LSU Health Shreveport provides investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students with access to a wide variety of research services, educational and training opportunities, and state-of-the-art technologies.

Each technology is staffed by a trained specialist. Technologies located on the 6th floor of the Biomedical Research Institute include cellular metabolism, flow cytometry, laser capture microdissection, mass spectrometry, fluorescence, confocal, and super resolution confocal microscopy, next generation sequencing, and real-time PCR. Technologies located on the 9th floor of the Medical School include optical imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging), X-ray imaging, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET).

The Research Core Facility can provide assistance with all aspects of these technologies, including experimental design, protocol optimization, instrument operation, and data analysis.

We welcome investigators on the LSU Health Shreveport campus, as well as those associated with other campuses, to utilize any of these technologies on a nominal fee-for-service basis.  We encourage you to contact us for more information.

RRID (Research Resource Identifier)

Please acknowledge use of the Research Core Facility and Small Animal Imaging Facility in your publications by using our Research Resource Identifiers (RRID):

Facility RRID
Research Core Facility RRID:SCR_024775
Small Animal Imaging Facility RRID:SCR_024777



For more information and examples, please refer to the section below on "Acknowledging Research Core Facility Resources/Services."

Contact Us

Camille Cannon, MS
Research Specialist, Genomics
(318) 675-4174

David Custis, MS
Research Specialist, Flow Cytometry & Cellular Metabolism
(318) 675-5765

Małgorzata (Margo) Bieńkowska-Haba, PhD
Research Specialist, Microscopy
(318) 675-8537

Paula Polk, MS
Assistant Director, Research Core Facility
(318) 675-4939

Xinggui Shen, PhD
Director, Mass Spec Core
Assistant Professor, Pathology
(318) 675-3371

Lucia Solitro, R.T.(R)
Imaging Specialist
Small Animal Imaging Facility
(318) 675-4293

Ellen Speers, PhD
Research Specialist, Mass Spectrometry
(318) 675-8179

Kelly Tatchell, PhD
Director, Research Core Facility
(318) 675-7769

New Equipment ADDITIONS

to the RESEARCH CORE FACILITY push scientific research forward

IncuCyte ZOOM®

The Innovative North Louisiana Experimental Therapeutics program (INLET) is a high-throughput high-content screening (HTS) Core. INLET has two Live-Cell analysis instruments, the Incucyte® ZOOM and Incucyte® S3. Incucyte® LiveCell Imaging and Analysis approach can monitor cells in real time for days, or even weeks, directly from a cell incubator.

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