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Core facilities are shared resources that provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies to support research of all faculty. The core facilities at Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) and Texas Tech University (TTU) offer a wide range of services to the research community including cutting edge technologies, high-end instrumentation and technical support for basic, translational, and clinical research. 

Affiliated Core Facilities by Campus

School of Pharmacy Facility Locations

The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy has campus locations in Abilene, Amarillo and Dallas. Equipment fees for each location administered by the Office of the Associate Dean for Sciences. School of Pharmacy equipment fees >


The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Abilene campus offers the following core facilities and equipment: Aperio Scanscope, BD LSR Fortessa Cell Analyzer, Flow Cytometer Cell Sorter BD FACSAria, Nikon Microscope A1, IVIS Spectrum In Vivo Imaging System and an RS2000 Irradiator. Abilene facilities and equipment details >


The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Amarillo campus offers two core facilities and affiliated equipment for researchers. 

Mass Spectrometry Core

The Mass Spectrometry Core Lab is committed to advancing scientific research and promoting a safer and healthier world through cutting-edge analytical services and expert advisory support. Available equipment includes a SCIEX 7500 QTRAP LC-MS/MS, SCIEX 5500 QTRAP LC-MS/MS, Agilent Seahorse XFe24 Flux Analyzer and the Andrew+, The Pipetting Robot.

Imaging Core

The CPRIT Imaging Core provides researchers across West Texas and beyond with access to cutting edge instruments and imaging service, covering the range from small animal live imaging to optical super resolution microscopy. Available equipment includes a Leica Stellaris 8 Falcon STED Microscope, IR VIVO Preclinical NIR-II-Infrared Imager, Phasefocus Livecyte 2 Kinetic cytometer and a Nikon A1R MP Multiphoton Confocal Microscope.


The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy on the Dallas campus offers the following equipment: Aperio Scanscope, UPLC-MS/QTrap 5500, UPLC-MS/MS QTrap 6500+, UPLC-MC/MS Accurate Mass Triple TOF 5600 and a SelexIONTM. Dallas equipment details >


Lubbock is home to multiple core facilities and equipment administered by the TTUHSC, the TTUHSC School of Medicine Cancer Center, and TTU.

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Image Analysis Core

The Imaging Analysis Core Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for high-resolution light microscopic imaging.  Expert advice is available for the design of experiments involving these microscopy techniques; and for the development of grants and manuscripts involving high-resolution light microscopic technologies. 

Molecular Biology Core

The Molecular Biology Core Facility supports experimental needs in molecular biology, ranging from quantitative PCR, routine bacterial cell growth, monitoring of mammalian cell growth, advanced approaches for cell transfection, monitoring protein and gene expression, flow cytometry and cell sorting capabilities.

TTUHSC School of Medicine Cancer Center

The School of Medicine Cancer Center offers multiple core laboratories including the West Texas Pharmacology Core

The West Texas Pharmacology core facility provides the most up-to-date technologies and expertise in clinical pharmacology in drug development and clinical trials. The core is funded by CPRIT to enable preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies in pediatric cancer drug development and offers the use of a Sciex Triple Quad 6500, Waters Arc HPLC systems (with DAD and FLD), and Shimadzu L20 HPLC.

Full List of Cancer Center Core Laboratories >

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Center for Biotechnology and Genomics

The center provides instrumentation, support and training in various aspects of modern biotechnology including spectrophotometry, protein identification, protein purification molecular interaction, DNA applications and functional genomics.

College of Arts and Sciences Microscopy (CASM) 

CASM supports microscopy and cell cytometry research through the use of techniques of transmission electron, scanning electron, laser confocal or epifluorescence microscopy. Trained users are given independent access to the instruments they require.

Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI)

TTNI is a multi-user neuroimaging facility that promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. It provides researchers with brain and body imaging technologies including structural (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging and techniques, including multimodal data fusion of EEG, fMRI, and DTI data.

Shared Research Equipment Database

We keep a database of our available research equipment for use. Search by name, description, type, department or campus location.

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