The Agilent Seahorse XFe24 analyzer allows researchers to directly measure energy-producing metabolic activity in live cells. Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of cells because they produce most of the energy necessary for cell functions and survival.
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.
Located on the 6th floor of the Biomedical Research Institute, each technology is staffed by a trained research specialist. These technologies include cellular metabolism, flow cytometry, laser capture microdissection, mass spectrometry, microarray, fluorescence, confocal, and super resolution confocal microscopy, next generation sequencing, and real-time PCR. The Research Core Facility provides 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.
Camille Abshire, MS
Research Specialist, Genomics
David Custis, MS
Research Specialist, Flow Cytometry & Cellular Metabolism
New Equipment ADDITIONS
to the RESEARCH CORE FACILITY push scientific research forward
Fluorescence microscopy is considered an essential basic science research tool, especially when used to monitor fluorescently labeled proteins in live cells. The confocal microscope was developed to enhance the ability to visualize small labeled structures within much larger cells by collecting the fluorescence only from a plane within the cell.
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.