ARCTIC provides advanced computing resources and support, particularly for investigators and projects that are not traditionally served by other high performance computing centers. ARCTIC facilitates research that would not be possible with consumer-grade computing, including analysis, modeling, simulation and the prediction of complex phenomena.
The Atlanta Translational Imaging Facility houses a 7T small animal imaging and spectroscopy system that provides MRI and MRS resources to Georgia State researchers and their collaborators. A related imaging consortium promotes rapid translation of fundamental research to clinical applications by sharing resources and expertise, catalyzing the growth of a collaborative and coherent Atlanta translational research community.
The BRC team members collaborate with investigators on grant development, study design, statistical analysis, interpretation of results and manuscript preparation. The BRC is available to Georgia State investigators conducting health-related research from across the institution.
In midtown Atlanta, CABI is a shared core facility between Georgia State and Georgia Tech. CABI focuses on neuroimaging research, but also conducts studies using EEG, tDCS, TMS, and eye tracking. The core hosts a 3-Tesla Siemens Trio Magnetic Resonance Imaging System to allow the investigation of brain function and structure.
The flagship project of CHARA is its optical interferometric array of six telescopes on Mount Wilson, Calif. In terms of the number and size of its individual telescopes, its ability to operate at visible and near infrared wavelengths and its longest baselines of 330 meters, the CHARA Array is arguably the most powerful instrument of its kind in the world.
Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment (CURVE)
A technology-rich space in the heart of Georgia State’s downtown Atlanta Campus, CURVE’s mission is to enhance research by providing technology and services that promote interdisciplinary engagement, collaborative investigation and innovative inquiry. Its features include a large-scale, touch-enabled video wall that is powerful enough to render complex models and visualizations.
The HCC is a research facility comprised of bio-safety level 3 (BSL3) laboratories and animal facilities. Georgia State’s HCC is part of a growing network of secure research facilities focused on learning more about infectious diseases – how to prevent them and how to treat them.
The Imaging Core Facility provides advanced light and electron microscopy imaging based analytical capabilities, primarily through the use of laser confocal microscopy, biological light microscopy, and electron microscopy.
The Mass Spectrometry Core provides modern instrumentations and expertise in the analysis of chemical and biological molecules. The facility can perform routine low-resolution analysis by EI, CI, ESI, APCI and MALDI of small organic molecules, biomacromolecules such as peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and oligosaccharides, polymers, and metals. The facility also routinely conducts accurate mass analyses and elemental composition determinations, tandem (MS/MS) experiments and GC and LC separations with MS detection.
The NMR Research Facility provides access to sophisticated NMR spectroscopy instrumentation, technical expertise and support, and engages in collaborative research and consultation, primarily for the analysis of small molecules.
The TGT Core allows investigators at Georgia State and surrounding institutions to produce genetically engineered animal models for biomedical research. The core can provide support, advice and counseling in developing molecular reagents for genetic engineering, ES cell culture, breeding, genotyping and genetically engineered colony management.
Many of the Georgia State research cores listed above also participate in the GRA Core Exchange. The Exchange allows Georgia’s university scientists to share each other’s core research facilities and equipment at internal cost rates. To learn more about and how to access core services from other USG institutions, please visit the GRA Core Exchange website.