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Research Facilities

Mass Spectrometry Research Center (proteomics and analytical)

The MSRC brings state-of-the art mass spectrometry expertise, instrumentation and methodology to the research and clinical community at Vanderbilt. It includes a Proteomics Core Laboratory, the National Research Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry, the Tissue Core, the Biomolecular Multimodal Imaging Center, and Bioinformatics support.

Center for Structural Biology

The CSR provides access to state-of-the art biophysical instrumentation and training for atomic and molecular structure determination, including X-ray crystallography, Electron Microscopy, NMR, Spectroscopy (fluorimetry, circular dichroism), Calorimetry (ITC, DSC), Light scattering (DLS, MALS), Molecular graphics

Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology

The VICB is a multi- and trans-disciplinary institute with a mission to establish research and education programs in the application of technologies to important biological problems. The VICB organizes education and training programs and supports core facilities for chemical synthesis, high-throughput screening, and antibody and protein resources.

High-throughput Screening Facility

The HTS facility houses state-of-the-art liquid handlers and multi-mode plate readers that can be integrated into screening systems for automated HTS applications. For example, the facility includes Seahorse XFe96, which allows for measurement of OCR/ECAR, oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, and fatty acid metabolism.


The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt (Evolution@Vanderbilt) aims to unite a remarkably diverse array of scholars across a broad range of disciplines with broad interests and expertise in evolution-related fields. We support a number of activities; including a seminar series, undergraduate and graduate courses, grant writing, trainee career development, and outreach.

Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center

The VMI brings together a group of scholars and scientists with multidisciplinary expertise from six different schools in the university; to create an infrastructure that unifies the microbiome community around complex challenges, catalyze campus-wide research, training, and teaching activities, and deploy state-of-the-science technologies and methods that will fundamentally advance science, therapy, education, and policy on a microbial world astonishing in its universality and diversity. 


The goals of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation are to train the next generation of scientists and physicians and to make fundamental discoveries in the areas of infection biology, immunology, and inflammation; aiming to increase knowledge and improve human health.

Immunogenomics, Microbial Genetics and Single Cell Technologies

The IMGSC provides high-throughput, high-resolution immunogenomics sequencing, including HLA typing, KIR typing, and ERAP typing. Additionally, the core will provide single-cell studies focused on TCR sequencing and RNA transcriptomics, microbial genetics assays and digital droplet PCR assays.