|The VBC occupies 19,000 square feet of space on the third floor of the Sanders Research
and Education Building (CB) on the GHSU campus. All laboratories, offices, and common
equipment areas in this space have been newly renovated through funding from a $2.5
million Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Grant. Individual laboratories and common equipment
areas are equipped with the modern, sophisticated instrumentation required for carrying
out a wide variety of experimental protocols.
In addition, the Georgia Research Alliance has recently established several very useful Core Facilities on the GHSU campus. These include the Molecular Biology Core Facility (DNA and protein sequencing, oligonucleotide and peptide synthesis, gene chip technology), the Transgenic Analysis Core Facility (analysis of transgenically altered animals), the Transgenic and Embryonic Stem Cell Mouse Core Facility (production of transgenic mice), the Histology Core Facility (histological analysis of tissue samples), the Cell Imaging Core Facility (fluorescence, confocal, and multiphoton microscopy), and the Flow Cytometry Core Facility (cell sorting). These facilities are administered through the MCG Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. VBC faculty and staff, like all other GHSU faculty and staff, have equal access to the use of these Core Facilities.