NEI Vision Research Core

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Description

The purpose of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Core Facility is to support vision research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Many NEI-supported research activities at UT Southwestern share a common reliance on four major technologies:

1.Tissue culture/monoclonal antibody production
2.Imaging
3.Biochemistry/protein purification
4.Bioanalytical chemistry


Over the past several years, investigators in the Department of Ophthalmology have shared resources, technical expertise, and equipment to facilitate their respective research programs in a remarkably collegial atmosphere. The expansion of the Department of Ophthalmology's laboratory facilities, and the acquisition of additional NEI grant support for investigators on campus, prompted us to assemble a core grant as a means of enhancing these research activities. The establishment of core facilities obviates duplication of fundamental technologies by PI’s in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.

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