Core Research Facilities

Yale School of Medicine’s core research facilities offer investigators a wide range of state-of-the art instrumentation and technologies for basic, translational, and clinical research.

Many of the cores provide training and support services to help investigators make optimal use of the advanced technologies available to them. Highly-trained staff offer assistance at all stages of a project, from writing grant applications and developing research proposals to analyzing, processing, and interpreting the huge amounts of data that are often generated by sophisticated technologies.

How to Use Core Facilities

In the list below, core resources have been organized into clusters that make it easy for investigators to locate the technologies and services applicable to their projects.

  • For more detailed information on services provided by a unit, such as how to prepare samples or arrange for training, investigators should contact the director of the relevant resource.
  • Researchers are encouraged to collaborate with core staff in the earliest stages of project planning.
  • The Yale Resource Scheduler is an online tool that enables investigators to schedule the resources required for their studies.

Affymetrix GeneChip Microarray

Affymetrix Gene Chip

This image shows raw data from an Affymetrix gene expression array. The signal intensity of each tile corresponds to the level of expression of an individual gene in the sample. Dark areas represent little or no expression, whereas white areas indicate strong expression.