RTSF...What our Cores do
RTSF Cores provide technical and analytical support for Biomedical and Agricultural research at Michigan State University in Bioinformatics, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, IVIS Spectrum Imaging, Mass Spectrometry, and Proteomics.
The RTSF Cores and their services are accessible to researchers at MSU and academic and research institutions throughout the world. Our mandate is also to provide services to all Michigan Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies, and we have institutional customers from all over the globe.
The RTSF Core Facilities
The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) at Michigan State University is supported and managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.
The Bioinformatics Core has staff specialists who assist in the computational analysis and presentation of Genomic, Proteomic and other complex datasets.
Flow Cytometry Core
The Flow Cytometry Core offers two flow cytometers to the MSU community. Both are multiple laser-based optical instruments that analyze cell populations for multiple characteristics simultaneously.
The Genomics Core provides single gene to genomic scale DNA sequencing services, DNA fingerprinting and genotyping, quantitative PCR, microarray printing and analysis.
IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core
New to RTSF is the IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core for quantitative bioluminescent and fluorescent (transmission and reflectance) imaging in vivo and in vitro.
Mass Spectrometry Core
The Mass Spectrometry Core uses an array of mass spectral techniques for small molecule identification as well as analyses and for Metabolomic profiling.
The Proteomics Core offers high-throughput mass spectral protein identification and determination of protein expression patterns.