VUMC MCBR Core (Molecular Cell Biology Resource)

Overview of Services

The goal of the Molecular Cell Biology Resource (MCBR) Core is to provide researchers convenient access to the reagents and instruments needed to carry out research as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.  

The MCBR Core is located in rooms 902 and 904 Light Hall.

The MCBR Core consists of four components:

•  A Product Store/Stockroom. Shop for reagents, kits, enzymes, etc. at below catalog pricing. Shopping in our stockroom is easy with self checkout. The stockroom is always open. Shopping can also be done on-line with our searchable catalog with free delivery to your lab.

• A DNA/RNA oligo and siRNA ordering service. We have partnered with IDT and MilliporeSigma/Genosys, so that you can order DNA/RNA oligo’s from these companies through a company/MCBR Core specific website.   Ordering oligo’s through the MCBR Core is less expensive than ordering directly from these companies.  Shipping is free and your oligo orders are billed directly to your billing number through iLab.  You may order using these online accounts or by emailing one of our order forms to DNAcore@vumc.org.  Please see details under "Service List" on our iLab site or contact the the MCBR Core for instructions for setting up your IDT or Sigma Custom Products account so that it will be properly linked to the VUMC MCBR Core as well as your iLab account.

•  An Instrument Facility (room 904 Light Hall). This room houses high-end imaging instrumentation and real-time PCR systems that can be reserved for use through our online reservation system. Users can get technical assistance from the Core staff on the use of any of the MCBR Core instruments.

•  A Cell Culture Media Preparation Service (room 904 Light Hall). Custom media for cultured cells is prepared according to your specifications through our collaboration with the VUMC Cell Culture Supplies Core.

Leadership

Kris Ellis
Laboratory Manager
322-7238
Email dnacore@vumc.org.

 

Mary Varghese
Research Assistant
322-7238
Email dnacore@vumc.org.

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8am-5pm
Monday - Friday      

902 Light Hall      

Links and Resources

  1. Molecular Biology Core Facility Website 

 

 BILLING NUMBER ACTIVATION:

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
 To add new VUMC cost centers to iLab, contact your VUMC department administrator. Instructions are available on the VUMC Office of Research website, https://www.vumc.org/oor/ilab-user-support-user-guides-users-vumc-core-groups
 
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
 To add new VU billing numbers iLab, submit a request via the VUMC Office of Research web form prior to requesting a reservation. WEBFORM: https://www.vumc.org/oor/vu-billing-number-change-use-vumc-core-groups-ilab-vumc-cores
 
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
 Contact the VUMC Office of Research by email at VUMCcores@vumc.org to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with Marc Delgado at the VA. 
 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kris Ellis
Core Facility Manager
 
322-7238
 
kris.ellis@vumc.org
 
902 Light Hall
 
Mary Varghese
Research Assistant
 
322-7238
 
mary.varghese@vumc.org
 
902 Light Hall
 
Scott Wright
Core Facility Manager
 
322-7608
 
scott.wright@vumc.org
 
904 Light Hall