UGA Graduate School
Established in 1910, the Graduate School coordinates the graduate programs of all schools and colleges at the UGA. In addition to coordinating all issues related to graduate education (from admissions, to enrolled student services, to graduation applications and tracking of alumni), the graduate school also offers professional development resources for students interested in careers in academics, including the Emerging Leaders program, the 3-Minute Thesis competition, the Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching, and a variety of professional development workshops. The graduate school also offers a Portfolio Program that encourages graduate students to document their teaching experiences at UGA in order to reflect upon and improve their teaching and to be prepared to present their teaching accomplishments on the job market. The graduate school is also the home of UGA’s local CIRTL Learning Community. The UGA Graduate School supports a number of activities designed to promote diversity and inclusion, including (a) the Graduate Feeder Program (partners with four HBCUs: Albany State University; Florida A&M University; Fort Valley State University; Spelman College); (b) Preparing Diverse Populations for Graduate Admissions (targets college juniors and seniors and gap year students); Future Scholars Visitation (3- day on campus experience for applicants); Gateway to Graduate School Enrichment program (summer enrichment program for incoming graduate students); and Graduate Retention Opportunities Workshops (academic, professional skills, and mentoring program for underrepresented graduate students.
Office of Institutional Diversity
The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) leads the university in fulfilling its commitment to be a diverse campus that is enriched and informed by the personal, cultural, and intellectual differences of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Dr. Michelle Garfield-Cook is Associate Provost for Diversity and the Chief Diversity Officer at UGA. A continuing goal of the OID is to ensure that the UGA provides an inclusive environment where all students, faculty, staff, and external partners feel safe, and view our campus as a positive and nurturing academic environment. OID prioritizes initiatives that serve the diversity goals and academic mission of the university and facilitates collaboration on diversity initiatives throughout campus and the external community, and provides professional development opportunities focused on diversity. OID coordinates the Peach State LSAMP, of which UGA is the lead institution. It is also the lead unit for the Georgia African American Male Experience (GAAME) Weekend (leadership development for African American male students), Georgia Daze (weekend visit for prospective underrepresented undergraduate students, the National Coalition Building Institute (leadership training to promote diversity and inclusion), Connections (support program for first year underrepresented students), Movimiento Latino (focused on recruiting prospective Latino students to UGA), and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast (an annual partnership between UGA, the Athens-Clarke Unified Government, and Clark County Public Schools System, celebrating Dr. King’s life and legacy). In addition to various workshops focused on inclusion and diversity, OID sponsors the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and improve their ability to contribute to the enhancement of UGA’s welcoming and inclusive environment).
Research Training Environment
UGA is classified as a Doctoral University, Highest Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning. Sponsored research expenditures have increased by 32% in the past three years. Total research expenditures were $376.5 million in fiscal year 2015 – 2016, and total sponsored research s u p p o r t was $257 million. Supporting this strong research program are equally impressive graduate programs in the STEM disciplines. In Fall 2016, UGA had 3138 students training in 93 doctoral programs. Among the UGA faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering (S. Edward Law), National Academy of Inventors (David Chu, Wayne Hanna), National Academy of Sciences (Norman Allinger, Wyatt Anderson, Brent Berlin, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Michael Strand), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (Wyatt Anderson, Brent Berlin, Stephen Hubbell, William McFeely, Henry Schaefer III, Susan Wessler).
UGA is devoted to supporting the work required to make new discoveries, and also translating that to improving the lives of Georgians and others beyond our state border. In terms of licensing, >600 products have been introduced to the marketplace from research performed at UGA. UGA has been ranked in the top 5 among all US universities in new products reaching the marketplace for the past 3 years and in the top 10 for total licenses and options among all U.S. universities for the past 9 years. Thirty-five new products were introduced to the market in fiscal year 2016, with licensing revenues reaching $7.6 million. UGA is recognized as having particular strength in several areas related to biomedical and behavioral research, including: glycobiology, plants sciences and genomics, stem cell/regenerative medicine, behavioral/social science research, and infectious diseases including vaccine development and parasitology. Given these strengths, the University has devoted significant space and resources to supporting research activities in this these areas.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites
UGA is home to the following NSF-funded REU sites in the biosciences. These programs provide an opportunity for broader community building and engagement in undergraduates in research and are also strong recruiting tools for UGA graduate programs.
1. Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine (PIs: Mao and Arnold, 3/1/2014 – 2/28/2018), which aims to attract and retain students from diverse backgrounds into science and engineering and prepare them for graduate programs and careers in these fields.
2. Research in Prokaryotic Biology (PIs: Starai and Downs, 1/15/2015 – 2/28/2018), which introduce undergraduates to areas of microbial research and increase their awareness of careers in microbiology.
3. Collaborative Research: Genomics and Computational Biology (PIs: Arnold and Meagher, 4/1/2014 – 3/31/2019), a 14-year old program initiated by UGA and Clark Atlanta University to engage students in research on genomics, computational biology, and epigenetics and their integration in the new area of systems biology.
4. Population Biology of Infectious Diseases (PIs: Drake and Strand; 7/1/2012 – 12/31/2022, five-year renewal just awarded), which provides students with research experiences and educational opportunities at the intersections of the quantitative sciences (applied mathematics, statistics, computer science) and empirical disciplines of infectious disease biology. Students conduct projects focused on the ecological, evolutionary or immunological interactions of hosts and pathogens.
5. Radioecology (PIs: McArthur and Pilgrim; 5/1/2015 – 4/30/2018), which engages students in research in ecotoxicology, ecophysiology, environmental restoration, remediation, risk assessment, ecosystem ecology, and radioecology.
6. Undergraduate Biology Education Research (PIs: Stanton, Dolan, Crawford; 4/1/17-3/31/20), which engages students in biology education research aimed at developing knowledge and theory about biology education in ways that can inform undergraduate biology instruction.
7. Bioarcheology Research on the Impacts of Colonization on Local Population Health (PI Reitsema; 3/1/2016-2/28/2019, which brings students from diverse backgrounds to Sicily to collect data on human skeletons, followed by data analysis and correlation to health, activities, and diet during a subsequent training phase at UGA.
See also the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) below.
CENTERS & INSTITUTES
Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
The Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (BHSI) at the University of Georgia facilitates and promotes interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts throughout UGA. With divisions focusing on neuroscience, basic and translational biomedical science and the One Health initiative, researchers in the institute support graduate degree programs and cooperative research projects designed to solve the most fundamental problems in the fields of biomedical and health sciences. https://bhsi.uga.edu.
Center for Applied Isotope Studies
The Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) is multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and development of nuclear analytical technology, including a premier analytical laboratory and technical training for radioisotope and stable isotope analytical techniques. http://cais.uga.edu.
Center for Drug Discovery
The Center for Drug Discovery focuses on discovery and development of new chemical and biological entities for combating a variety of existing and emerging life- threatening diseases for which the etiological agents are infectious viruses and infectious microbial agents. Other therapeutic areas involve cancer, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, muscular dystrophy, and Alzheimer’s disease. http://cdd.rx.uga.edu/.
Center for Food Safety
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) was established in April 1993 with a mission of maintaining and improving the safety of foods through the development of methods that detect, control, or eliminate pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins. CFS is associated with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, on the Griffin Campus. Its state-of-the-art facilities enables faculty to conduct cutting-edge research in food safety that benefits both the food industry and the consumer. Through its programs, strong collaborative ties have been developed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the USDA Russell Research Center, and other research groups on the Athens campus of University of Georgia. The Center also works closely with the food industry who contribute to our research programs through their Center membership either as Board of Advisor or patron members. http://www.caes.uga.edu/research/centers-institutes/center- for-food-safety.html.
Center for Geospatial Research
The Center for Geospatial Research promotes geographic thinking and the application of geospatial technology in interdisciplinary research, education, and public service. The Center has expertise in remote sensing, photogrammetry, GIS, geovisualization, and field surveys and has applied this expertise in natural and cultural resources, terrain analysis, and spatio-temporal modeling addresses critical and contemporary issues in human and environment relationships. Specialties of the Center’s multidisciplinary staff include remote sensing and digital image processing, digital photogrammetry, image interpretation, geographic information systems (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys and software development focused on applications in ecology, forestry, geography, geology and hydrology. http://geography.uga.edu/center-for- geospatial-research/.
Center for Integrative Conservation Research
The Center for Integrative Conservation Research conducts research that emphasizes the social and ecological trade-offs associated with managing complex systems and responding to contemporary environmental challenges. Through its research, teaching, and support of the Integrative Conservation Ph.D. Program, the Center engages with policy and practitioner communities to support effective and equitable solutions to these trade-offs. The Center espouses an integrative approach that utilizes insights and methodologies from across the social and ecological sciences. http://cicr.uga.edu.
Center for Molecular Medicine
The Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at the University of Georgia is working to better understand the molecular and cellular basis for human disease and translate this research into the discovery of new therapies, cures and diagnostic tools. The therapeutics being developed may be in the form of stem cell-based therapies, vaccines, new drugs, antibodies or protein pharmaceuticals. Research programs also focus on the identification of new biomarkers and other tools for clinical diagnostics, with direct application to a wide range of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and diabetes. https://cmm.uga.edu.
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases
The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases brings together researchers in parasitology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics to pursue research on tropical and emerging global diseases that threaten the health of people throughout the world, and trains students in the field. https://ctegd.uga.edu
Center for Vaccine and Immunology
The Center for Vaccines and Immunology conducts research to expand understanding of the immunology of infectious diseases and how vaccines work in different populations based upon age, gender and ethnicity. It translates the science of vaccine design and development into the assessment of current and novel, experimental vaccines through pre-clinical and clinical trials. The Center’s researchers focus on expanding their understanding of the immunology of infectious diseases and how vaccines work in different populations based upon age, gender and ethnicity. http://vet.uga.edu/cvi.
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) at the University of Georgia was founded in 1985, and is one of only three centers worldwide dedicated to the study of complex carbohydrates, which play critical roles in cellular communication, gene expression, immunology, organism defense mechanisms, growth and development. The 140,000 square-foot facility is home to 17 interdisciplinary research groups, including four federally designated centers for carbohydrate research. In addition to UGA research projects, the center also provides analytical services and training to university, government and industrial scientists interested in complex carbohydrate molecules. https://www.ccrc.uga.edu.
The Plant Center
The Plant Center at the University of Georgia enhances the tradition of outstanding research in plant molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics to sustainably meet the food, feed, fiber and fuel needs of an ever-increasing population. The center promotes interaction among UGA researchers to support agriculture in Georgia and beyond. Researchers focus particularly on the growth, development and behavior of plants; the organization, evolution and function of plant genomes; and the improvement of plants for agricultural and industrial uses. https://plantcenter.uga.edu.
Poultry Diagnostics & Research Center
The PDRC onducts research focused on solving problems of importance to the poultry industry, especially diagnosis and control of economically important diseases of poultry. Provides diagnostic, necropsy, consultation, and field services to companies in Georgia, across the U.S., and globally. http://vet.uga.edu/pdrc/.
Regenerative Bioscience Center
The Regenerative Bioscience Center (RBC) at the University of Georgia focuses on using human stem cells for restoring damaged tissues throughout the body and speeding the discovery of new compounds, therapies and drug discovery tools to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are also developing large animal models for stroke research and rapid bone regeneration models for wounded soldiers. http://rbc.uga.edu.
The Riverbasin Center conducts research connecting freshwater science to management and policy with emphasis on conservation ecology of aquatic ecosystems; applied research on aquatic system stressors, and development of appropriate management tools. https://rivercenter.uga.edu.
Scientists Engaged in Undergraduate Research (SEER) Center
The SEER Center includes faculty and UGA students who perform research in collegiate STEM education. As science and technology continue to expand their relevance for life in the 21st century, and as a scientifically educated workforce is under increasingly short supply, there is a pressing need for solutions to improving science education in the United States, and specifically to transform how science is taught and learned in colleges and universities. Research has a vital role to play in meeting these challenges. The SEER Center aims to develop cutting-edge collaborative research programs in university-based STEM education and to disseminate basic and applied research results to faculty both at UGA and at institutions across the Southeast and nationally. https://seercenter.uga.edu
University of Georgia Cancer Center
The University of Georgia Cancer Center is composed of more than 40 teams of researchers from across campus working to discover new drug targets, develop diagnostic tests, create cancer vaccines, and educate the public through about cancer treatment and prevention. The center is also committed to educating undergraduate and graduate-level students who will become the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians. http://cancercenter.uga.edu/
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The Willson Center promotes scholarly inquiry and creative activity in the humanities and the arts by supporting faculty research grants, lectures, symposia, publications, visiting scholars, visiting artists, and public conferences, exhibitions, and performances. https://willson.uga.edu.
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides campus- wide leadership on matters relating to instruction. The CTL coordinates a wide variety of programs and activities, serving faculty, administrators, and graduate teaching assistants (TAs) in each of the University’s schools and colleges. CTL provides instructional grants, consultation services, faculty and TA development programs, publications, activities planning, and teaching resources and media services. In addition, it offers seminars, workshops, and conferences that address a wide range of topics throughout the year. http://ctl.uga.edu/.
Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
UGA recognizes that undergraduate research can enrich a student’s undergraduate experience by offering a way to actively engage in learning outside of the classroom. Undergraduate researchers work side-by-side with a faculty mentor who challenges them intellectually and can become a lifetime mentor. CURO facilitates sustained, progressive, faculty-mentored undergraduate research regardless of discipline, major, or GPA as early as their first year. CURO programming supports students in identifying and selecting opportunities, choosing a mentor, and presenting and publishing their work. Through CURO, undergraduates can pursue a self-selected research project, allowing them to earn course credit hours which can count towards degree program completion; gain access to presentation, funding, and publishing opportunities; form a mentoring relationship focused on conducting research and professional development; and develop a deeper understanding of their chosen field by working closely with a research faculty mentor. https://curo.uga.edu/
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning is a NSF- supported network of educators that focuses on enhancing excellence in undergraduate education by promoting teaching-as-research, learning-through-diversity, and development of a nationwide learning community of faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices. UGA is a member of the CIRTL network and the UGA Graduate School is home of the UGA-Local CIRTL Learning Community. CIRTL offers on-line courses on a variety of topics, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, use of technology in the classroom, evidence-based instruction, and diversity in the classroom, among others. IRACDA fellows will take a MOOK entitled Basics of Online Teaching and Learning, which will prepare them use this sustainable model to deliver a portion of their instruction at the partner institutions. CIRTL also offers webinars (CIRTLCasts) on a variety of topics, the CIRTL Reads Journal Club, and online learning communities focused on teaching as research, teaching through diversity, teaching in the US, and the academic career. https://www.cirtl.net.
Chemical Biology Group
The Chemical Biology Group bridges the traditional fields of chemistry and biology, applying chemical methods to solve difficult biological problems. The mission of the Center is to promote chemical biology as a powerful and exciting way to solve difficult biological problems some of which are intractable with genetic approaches. To address this goal, the Center formalizes and sustains interactions and collaborations between chemists and biologists and serves as a forum for exchange of information and knowledge in chemical biology. https://cbg.uga.edu.
Clinical and Translational Research Unit
The CTRU, located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, supports investigators to conduct clinical and translational studies that advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of human disease. For students and health sciences trainees, the unit provides opportunities to learn how laboratory discoveries are translated into improved patient outcomes. https://ctru.uga.edu.
Developmental Biology Alliance
The Developmental Biology Alliance at the University of Georgia is a novel mechanism based on partnerships with diverse units and research groups at UGA and across Georgia to advance common goals in supporting integrative and interdisciplinary research and undergraduate and graduate training programs in developmental biology. The Alliance works to further the study of development in all organisms and at all levels of life, representing and promoting communication among students of development, and promoting the field of developmental biology. https://devbio.uga.edu.
Faculty of Infectious Diseases
The Faculty of Infectious Diseases was created at the University of Georgia in 2007 to address existing and emerging infectious disease threats more effectively by integrating multidisciplinary research in animal, human and ecosystem health. Researchers from across the university focus on epidemiology, host-pathogen interactions, evolution of infectious diseases, disease surveillance and predictors and the development of countermeasures such as vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. https://fid.uga.edu.
Faculty of Robotics
The Faculty of Robotics advances the fundamental science and engineering involved in robotics, facilitates diverse robotic applications with profound societal impact, and enhances UGA’s prominence in the discipline of robotics by serving as a singular hub for research in robotics that brings together interested faculty and students from a variety of disciplines. https://robotics.uga.edu.
Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society
The Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society at the University of Georgia fosters a scientific community dedicated to improving our understanding of the complex processes and effects of climate change. As part of the initiative’s mission, members integrate research, outreach and instruction to provide the public with science-based information about climate variability and change, as well the tools needed to prepare for and respond to the challenges it may create. https://climateandsociety.uga.eduhttps://climateandsociety.uga.edu.
Georgia Marine Extension & Sea Grant
Georgia Sea Grant was established in 1971 at the University of Georgia by the National Sea Grant College Program to support productive and sustainable use of our coastal and marine resources. Georgia Sea Grant partners with UGA’s Marine Extension Service to create research, outreach and education programs that promote the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast. Both organizations encourage citizens throughout the state to become good stewards of coastal and watershed resources. http://gacoast.uga.eduhttp://gacoast.uga.edu.
Ideas for Creative Exploration
A catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advanced research, and critical discourse in the arts, Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) nurtures creative applications of technologies, concepts, and practices found across disciplines. It is a collaborative network of faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines of the visual and performing arts in addition to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. ICE enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research. http://ideasforcreativeexploration.com.
Institute of Bioinformatics
The Institute for Bioinformatics facilitates interactions and research collaborations between experimental biologists, technologists and computational/mathematical scientists to tackle complex biological problems, and trains the next generation of biologists in using computers and mathematical techniques to address biological problems. https://iob.uga.edu.
Institute for Disaster Management
Experts at the Institute for Disaster Management at the University of Georgia are internationally recognized in fields such as emergency management, weapons of mass destruction, disaster modeling, and public health. They work with state and federal organizations to develop a coordinated research and training program for standardized mass casualty healthcare nationwide. The mission is to reduce the casualties and social disruption from planned events and natural disasters through engagement in planning, mitigation, risk analysis, professional training, and the development of response capabilities and infrastructure. https://publichealth.uga.edu/departments/institute-for-disaster-management/.
New Materials Institute
The New Materials Institute focuses on developing new materials guided by green engineering principles: the design and use of processes and products in a way that minimizes pollution, promotes sustainability and protects human health—without sacrificing economic viability and efficiency. https://newmaterials.uga.edu.
The UGA Obesity Initiative addresses the growing epidemic of adult and childhood obesity and its related diseases. UGA combines instruction and research activities with its public service and outreach components to develop obesity prevention and treatment programs that interested Georgia communities, employers and health care providers can implement to improve the health of Georgia’s citizens and decrease the cost of health care in the state. https://obesity.uga.edu.
The William A. and Barbara R. Owens Institute for Behavioral Research
The William A and Barbara R. Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR) at the University of Georgia supports the research of over 66 behavioral scientists and students who study complex social and behavioral questions in the arenas of health, family, education, culture and decision- making. The researchers are working to address significant problem areas such as substance abuse, sexual risk behavior, alcohol use in children, care for the elderly, violence against women and child abuse. https://oibr.uga.edu
Program Evaluation Group
The Program Evaluation Group (PEG) in the University of Georgia’s College of Education conducts program evaluations and research studies for government and education agencies and institutions, community organizations, and private enterprises at the local, state, national, and international levels. PEG provides expertise in the design and implementation of evaluation and research projects ranging from large, multi-site, multi-method evaluations to small, local assessments of education and community programs. PEG provides a full range of evaluation services from conducting needs assessments and creating logic models to producing reports and presentations of formative and summative findings for diverse stakeholders and policymakers. https://coe.uga.edu/directory/units/program- evaluation-group.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), founded in 1951, is located on the Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility near Aiken, SC. Scientists here pursue a wide variety of basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems, designed to provide sound science for decision-making and environmental stewardship. The lab also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. https://srel.uga.edu.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Located on the bank of the Skidaway River on the Georgia coast, SKIO conducts research on marine and coastal systems and trains tomorrow’s scientists. Research areas include physical oceanography; chemical oceanography; geological oceanography; and biological oceanography. http://www.skio.uga.edu.
The University of Georgia Marine Institute
The University of Georgia Marine Institute at Sapelo Island (UGAMI), founded in 1953, has been a center of near-shore ecological research on salt-marsh dominated coastal ecosystems since its inception. UGAMI supports ongoing research by resident and visiting researchers in a broad range of disciplines, and also provides access and facilities for college classes to experience field research and gain an appreciation of the Georgia coast. https://ugami.uga.edu.
Innovation Gateway is the University of Georgia’s technology and commercialization office, incubator, and entrepreneurial assistance center. Conveniently located on UGA’s Athens campus, Innovation Gateway facilitates licensing and patents for the discoveries of UGA students, faculty, and staff in the fields of medicine, agriculture, bioinformatics and environmental science, and also enables start-ups to accelerate the commercialization of those discoveries. https://research.uga.edu/gateway/.
Bioexpression and Fermentation Facility
The BFF maintains an array of equipment to speed the pace of research, development and manufacturing. Areas of expertise include molecular biology, fermentation, protein purification, high-containment cell culture, and monoclonal antibodies. http://www.bff.uga.edu.
Bio-Imaging Research Center
The BIRC is a multi-imaging research suite providing a full range of biological imaging technologies for human, animal, and cellular scientists. Imaging capabilities include all major MRI (structural, fMRI, MRS, MRA, DTI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), dense- array electroencephalography (256 ch EEG), flourescence, and small animal DEXA. https://birc.uga.edu.
Biomedical Microscopy Core
The BMC Houses state-of-the-art deconvolution, confocal and super resolution microscope systems useful for multiple applications; including live-cell imaging and examination of fixed and immunolabeled cell and tissue samples. The facility provides expertise, training, and assistance to researchers who work on different model organisms. https://bmc.uga.edu.
CCRC Analytic Services
The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center Analytical Services offers custom synthesis and analysis of complex carbohydrates derived from animal, bacterial, fungal and plant sources. Training courses in principles, methods, and analytical techniques used to study complex carbohydrates are available. https://ast.uga.edu.
CCRC NMR Spectroscopy Facility
The Complex Carbohydrate Research Center NMR Spectroscopy Facility is used to determine molecular structures of carbohydrates and proteins and to investigate the structural and dynamical basis of protein-carbohydrate interactions. https://www.ccrc.uga.edu/~ccrcnmr/nmrfacility.html.
Center for Applied Isotope Studies
Provides accelerator-based radiocarbon measurements and stable isotope, X-ray fluorescence, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry analyses. The center has an established reputation as a pioneer in development and application of analytical techniques, as a premier analytical laboratory, and as a technical training center. http://cais.uga.edu.
CTEGD Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory
Provides access to and training for three flow analyzers with capabilities ranging from four-color to nine-color analysis as well as a Luminex multiplexing instrument. Two cell sorters – one user-operated S3 cell sorter (Bio-Rad) and one facility operated MoFlo XDP (Beckman Coulter) – also are available. Staff offer expert advice and consultation for the design and analysis of experiments. https://ctegdcytometry.uga.edu.
Comparative Pathology Laboratory
The Comparative Pathology Laboratory provides expert diagnostic and research pathology services to investigators using laboratory animals. Gross pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, clinical pathology services, and phenotyping of genetically modified animals. Genetically modified mouse lines are available for cancer research. www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/labs/comparative-pathology.
CVM Cytometry Core Facility
Provides expertise and training in general principles of flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and bead-based multiplexing technology, experimental design, operation of core equipment, and data collection and analysis. Individual one-time experiments can also be run for or with clients. Use of the facility for educational and diagnostic purposes is encouraged. https://cvmcytometry.uga.edu.
Georgia Electron Microscopy Laboratory
The Electron Microscopy Laboratory provides application of electron microscopy and related analytical methods for diverse research areas including biology, biomedical sciences, plant biology, geology, chemistry, textiles, archaeology, engineering, physics, and nanotechnology/materials analysis. https://gem.uga.edu.
Georgia Advanced Computing Resource Center
Provides high-performance computing and networking infrastructure; a comprehensive collection of scientific, engineering, and business applications; and consulting and training services. GACRC specializes in Linux/UNIX system administration, storage administration, computational computing, virtualization, and database administration. https://gacrc.uga.edu.
Georgia Genomics Facility
The Georgia Genomics Facility (GGGF) is a core sequencing and genotyping laboratory that provides the expertise, state-of-the art resources, and the training necessary to promote cutting-edge genomic research. http://dna.uga.edu.
Glass Blowing Shop
Creates a variety of standard and one-of-a-kind glass items and modifies commercial glassware. https://research.uga.edu/glass/.
Instrument Design and Fabrication Shop
Designs, fabricates, repairs or modifies new or existing equipment and machinery. https://research.uga.edu/idfs/.
Intergrated Bioscience and Nanotechnology Cleanroom
A 2,200-square-foot (Phase I) Class 100/1,000 part and a 1,000-square-foot (Phase II) Class 10,000 part. This is a multidisciplinary, nanotechnology-focused fabrication, characterization, and manipulation facility. https://cleanroom.uga.edu.
Proteomic and Mass Spectrometry
Equipped with a ThermoScientific Orbitrap Elite mass spectrometer for high-resolution and high-mass accuracy analysis, a nano HPLC to analyze more complex protein mixtures, a Bruker Autoflex MALDI to offer quick analysis of tryptic digests of pure proteins, an in-gel digestion and subsequence analysis to identify proteins and an in-house version of Mascot to search for protein identification. https://pams.uga.edu.
Quantitative Biology Consulting Group
Brings the combined expertise of multiple UGA quantitative biology consultants to bear on a single problem. Areas include experimental design, sequence data generation, data processing, analysis of results and short- or long-term data storage. https://qbcg.uga.edu.
Statistical Consulting Center
Provides statistical consultation and collaboration. The SCC’s faculty and students provide expert statistical assistance in all stages of quantitative research, from proposal and study design through programming and interpretation of results. http://www.stat.uga.edu/consulting.
Most recently updated: October 2017