About the Cores

Yale's core research facilities offer a broad range of instrumentation and capabilities not often found in academia, including:

  • One of only 18 PET scanners in the world that can image the human brain at a resolution of 2.5 millimeters
  • 20 major proteomics and mass spectrometry services, including advanced protein identification and profiling technology
  • A microarray resource that has emerged as one of the leaders in the identification of disease-causing genetics
  • Novel statistical methods to analyze microarray gene expression data

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), with support from a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health, has supported a major expansion of core resources.

Through strategic partnerships with the School of Medicine, the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Cancer Center, YCCI has helped fund the acquisition of state-of-the-art technologies that are playing an important role in the growth of clinical and translational research. The Core research facilities contribute not only to the quality and productivity of research conducted at Yale, but they also ensure patient safety.

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.