Our Core Services
Established in 2004 by a P30 Center Core grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Ohio State University Neuroscience Cores are a vital hub for neuroscience research and collaboration across campus, providing specialized expertise and services that support research into the causes and treatments of neurological disorders.
The four cores are each managed by highly trained and experienced staff under the oversight of a faculty director. These cores serve a broad and collaborative community of more than 40 neuroscientists including approximately 30 PIs on approximately 40 NIH-funded neuroscience projects totaling approximately $12 million in annual NIH funding. Administrative oversight is provided by a steering committee comprised of the faculty directors of the four cores.
A key feature of the cores is their flexible service model, which allows them to perform procedures for users or to train users that wish to perform the procedures in the core facility or in their own laboratories. 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 their extramurally funded projects.
Anthony Brown, PhD