We have expanded research capabilities and opportunities for scientific collaboration with academic institutions and industry partners by combining three core facilities into a single streamlined analytical center.
On July 1, 2020 the Central Instrument Facility, the Microscope Imaging Network, and the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility, merged to create the new Analytical Resources Core administered under the Office of the Vice President for Research.
These three facilities have a long history at CSU. The Central Instrument Facility was originally founded and operated under the Department of Chemistry. The Microscope Imaging Network and the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility were under the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Both departments are under the College of Natural Sciences. Now working under one administrative unit, the ARC leadership team expects to see more collaboration across the University; efficiency with strategic planning; opportunities for new services and instruments; and stronger grant applications.
Combined, the three facilities have contributed to training over 300 faculty and students in the 2019 fiscal year alone, with over 2,600 users accessing these facilities along with the Emerging Innovations Core facilities.
Combining these three analytical instrumentation-based core facilities will provide the platform for CSU to reach the next level of research excellence, especially in these resource-limited times.
CSU research capabilities and possibilities expand with new Analytical Resources Core facility