Cores
Cores and core facilities available to support research in the neurosciences and psychiatry at UCLA

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Administration and Training Core

The Administration and Training Core serves the daily administrative needs of the Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizonphrenia. This Core involves Dr. Nuechterlein as Center PI, four...

Aftercare Research Program Core

The Aftercare Research Program is an outpatient research clinic that provides the clinical site for the recruitment, pharmacological and psychosocial interventions, and assessments of symptoms and...

Biological Samples Processing Core – BSPC

The facility offers DNA extractions from whole blood and other tissue types, and storage of extracted DNA. We use the Autopure LS™...

Biostatistics Core (SIStat)

A team of expert biostatisticians, methodologists and research support staff. The mission of the Core is to foster research productivity and quality by helping faculty design sound research...

Chronic Schizophrenia Recruitment and Assessment Core

The primary function of the Chronic Schizophrenia Recruitment and Assessment Core is to recruit and clinically assess chronic schizophrenia patients and demographically comparable normal subjects...

Confocal core

The confocal core has been fused with the Shimon Weiss core in the CNSI.

The Carol Moss Spivak Cell Imaging Facility is a service of the UCLA Brain Research Institute for the implementation...

Data and Methodology Core

The Data and Methodology Core provides methodological and statistical consulting, and specialized programming ongoing consultation to Center fro Schizophrenia researchers on data analysis, design...

Electron Microscope Core

The Electron Microscopy Laboratoryhouses a JEOL 100CX transmission electron microscope. A Reichert Ultracut ultramicrotome is also available for use by trained personnel. (NOTE: The facility does...

Functional Outcome and Symptom Assessment Core

This core provides specialized diagnostic and psychiatric symptom assessment training, quality assurance procedures and best strategies for measuring psychosocial and functional outcomes for...

Inflammatory Biology Core Laboratory

The Cousins Center maintains a core laboratory with three aims:

  1. Support the analysis of inflammatory biology in...
Informatics Center for Neurogenetics and Neurogenomics (ICNN)

As with other areas of biomedical science, the post-genome era raises the prospect of transformational advances in neuroscience research. Neuroscience faces special challenges, however, in...

Life Stress Assessment Core Laboratory

The mission of the Life Stress Assessment Core Laboratory is to support and advance the conceptualization and assessment of environmental factors that influence human health and wellbeing. We...

Microscope Techniques

This facility is prepared to give instructions in microscopic techniques and assist you in preparing tissue specimens for light microscopic observation.
Histological procedures available...

MRI Scanning and Analysis

The Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience operates a Siemens 3 Tesla "Tim Trio" MRI scanner. This is a research dedicated scanning platform which can be accessed by members of the UCLA...

Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

This Laboratory performs a research and service function for the entire UCLA campus and beyond. Mass spectrometry has become an indispensable tool in biological research because in a qualitative...

Prodromal Research Program

The primary goal of the Prevention Research Program is to provide prodromal participants with a structured, high quality clinical care setting within which the Center research can take place. The...

SCGC Gene Expression

The SCGC operates an Illumina BeadLab 1000, a LIMS supported laboratory system capable of processing custom snp, whole genome snp genotyping, methylation profiling as well as custom and whole...

SCGC Gene Methylation

The SCGC operates an Illumina BeadLab 1000, a LIMS supported laboratory system capable of processing custom snp, whole genome snp genotyping, methylation profiling as well as custom and whole...

The Southern California Genotyping Consortium (SCGC)

Currently occupies approximately 750 sq/ft of dedicated laboratory space in the Gonda research facility on the UCLA campus. Installed capital equipment includes one Illumina LIMS enabled iScan...