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/training opportunities and instrumentation.
Located on the 6th floor of the Biomedical Research Institute, each technology is staffed by trained research specialists. These technologies include 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 supports both the experienced and novice investigator.
We encourage you to explore our facility as well as other Core Facilities on our campus.
Leica TCS SP5 Spectral Confocal Microscope
Nikon A1R Confocal & N-SIM Super Resolution System
Nikon Eclipse TE300 Widefield Microscope
Zeiss AxioObserver Z1 Widefield/Apotome Microscope
Zeiss LSM 510 NLO Confocal/Multiphoton Microscope
BD Biosciences FACSAriaIII Flow Cytometer/Cell Sorter
BD Biosciences FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer
BD Biosciences LSRII Flow Cytometer
BD Biosciences LSRII-SORP Flow Cytometer
Affymetrix GeneChip System
Laser Capture Microdissection
Arcturus XT LCM System
Next Generation Sequencing
Illumina MiSeq Sequencer
Illumina NextSeq 550 Sequencer
Real-Time Quantitative PCR
Bio-Rad CFX96 Fast Real-Time PCR Instruments (3)
Bio-Rad CFX384 Touch Real-Time PCR Instrument
Thermo Finnigan Deca XP Max Nanospray LC/MS Mass Spectrometer
Waters SYNAPT High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer
Waters Q-TOF Micro Mass Spectrometer
Equipment Description & Usage
LASER CAPTURE MICRODISSECTION
Scientific Advisor: Dr. Rona Scott
Genomics Research Specialist: Camille Abshire, MS, MDXT-(AAB), CLS (LSBME)
The Arcturus XT instrument performs Laser Capture Microdissection from heterogeneous tissue samples simply, quickly, and precisely. In minutes the investigator can locate a single cell or large groups of cells and, using a simple aim-and-shoot method, extract them for subsequent molecular analysis. LCM preserves the exact morphologies of both the captured cells and the surrounding tissue. The Arcturus XT transfers cells from paraffin-embedded and frozen tissue sample stained slides. The entire process can be monitored and documented, and the images stored in an archiving workstation. Research applications include genomics (differential gene profiling, loss of heterozygosity, microsatellite instability, and gene quantification) and proteomics (two-dimensional protein gels, Western blotting, and immuno-quantification of proteins).