Our Core Services
The Ohio State University Neuroscience Cores were established in 2004 by a P30 Center Core grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and are a vital hub for neuroscience research and collaboration across campus, providing specialized expertise and services that support basic and translational research on the nervous system and neurological disease.
Each core facility is managed by a highly trained and experienced core manager under the oversight of a faculty director. Administrative oversight is provided by a steering committee comprised of the core directors. A key feature of the cores is their flexible service model, which allows them to either perform procedures for users or to train users that wish to perform the procedures themselves using the core facilities. In this way, the cores maximize efficiency, offering centralized access to equipment and expertise that would be difficult, costly or impractical to duplicate in individual laboratories, while at the same time providing standardized protocols and ensuring uniform application of best practices so that experiments are performed to the highest standards.
By making these services available to investigators, the cores also encourage the adoption of a broader range of technical approaches by individual investigators, strengthening neuroscience research on campus and expanding the scope of extramurally funded projects.
Anthony Brown, PhD