RTSF...What our Cores do
RTSF Cores provide technical and analytical support for Biomedical and Agricultural research at Michigan State University in Flow Cytometry, Genomics, IVIS Spectrum Imaging, Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics, Cryo-electron Microscopy, Research Greenhouse Complex, 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.
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
The IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core uses quantitative bioluminescent and fluorescent (transmission and reflectance) imaging in vivo and in vitro.
Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core
The Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics 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.
Research Greenhouse Complex Core
The Research Greenhouse Complex Core is comprised of 130 individual greenhouse sections totaling approximately 92,000 square feet on main campus, as well as 12 greenhouse sections totaling approximately 22,000 square feet on the south campus farms.