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September 3, 2020 - Stem Cell Core Available in iLab Beginning September 14

On JSeptember 14, the Stem Cell Core will begin using iLab to manage service requests, track projects, and conduct invoicing. After such, all customer request for resources, form submissions, and communications will be managed via iLab. If you do not have an iLab account, please click Sign-Up in the upper right-hand corner of this page to register (see further instructions below). 

For more information on Genomics Core services, please contact Stem.Cell@utsa.edu.

August 27, 2020 - Protein Biomarkers Core is now Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Core

Effective September 1, the Protein Biomarkers Core will be known as the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core! The core will continue to operate under the leadership of Dr. Stephan Bach as the Scientific Advisory Board Chair and management of Dr. Wendell P. Griffith as the Core Scientific Director. The Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core provides a suite of research services focused on high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), to identify and characterize a range of analytes from small organic molecules to proteins and other biomolecules.

For further on how to request services or for consultation on enhancing your research, please contact Mass.Spectrometry@utsa.edu.

July 20, 2020 - Genomics Core Available in iLab Beginning July 27

On July 27, the Genomics Core Facility will begin using iLab to manage service requests, track projects, and conduct invoicing. If you already have an iLab account, you're all set! If you do not, please click Sign-Up in the upper right-hand corner of this page. After July 27, all request information and submission forms must be recorded in iLab prior to sample processing or other completion of services. You can find the Genomics Core under "My Cores" after logging in.

For more information on Genomics Core services, please contact Genomics.Core@utsa.edu.

July 1, 2020 - Biophotonics & Cell Analysis Cores Merger

Effective July 1, the Biophotonics Core Facility is officially merging with the Cell Analysis Core. The Cell Analysis Core Facility will operate under the enhanced scope of research services using flow cytometry and confocal microscopy equipment. The Biophotonics Core in iLab has been renamed to the Cell Analysis Core and now includes the combined suite of instrument calendars and services. During Restricted Operations, the CAC is open to existing trained users and is also offering full-service (core-operated experiments) options to researchers.

For further on how to request services or for consultation on enhancing your research, please contact Cell.Analysis@utsa.edu.

June 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Cores Operations Update

UTSA research core facilities are currently operating under Restricted Operation.This includes:

  • Requiring a 6-foot distance between any persons occupancy core lab space
  • Restricting in-person communications, including consultations, workshops and trainings

Please reach out to core facility managers directly for access proceedures and capacity information. If you have general questions related to COVID-19 and research core facilities, please contact Desiree Porter in the Office of Research Infrastructure Support.



UTSA Research Enterprise

UTSA is on the fast track to becoming a nationally-recognized research university, well on its way to attaining National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility and aiming for an R1 designation by the Carnegie Commission. These designations will position UTSA to align with members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UTSA is an urban-serving university focused on driving San Antonio’s knowledge economy, living out the notion that great universities need great cities and great cities need great universities.

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (REDKE) promotes all aspects of research and other creative endeavors among colleges, centers, institutes and collaborating partners. REKDE ensures that all research-engaged faculty and students have the resources and support they need to develop and manage their research programs.

Browse the "Core Facilities" tab for more information on the research core facilities and shared research resources available at UTSA.

New User Access 

New Primary Investigators (PI)

If you are a new PI to UTSA and do not have an iLab account, please refer to the information below.

  • Internal PI Group/Lab – A Group/Lab account is auto-generated for all internal PIs with a valid Project ID (speedtype) for sponsored projects. First-time users can simply login/register using their myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials. Contact iLab@utsa.edu if your fund information is missing or not available in our system.

  • External PI Group/Lab (UT System/In-Network, Higher-Ed/Non-Profit, Commercial/Industry) – Please review and sign the UTSA Research Service Agreement in order to create or affiliate an external iLab account with UTSA. Each Institution/Company must sign this agreement before work can be performed by/for the requesting PI. Any modifications or amendments to this agreement is a "request for contract" and will enter a negotiation workflow with our Business Contracts Office. Please submit all signed agreements or request for contract to ORIS@utsa.edu.

 Non-PI Users

If you are a user performing research under a PI with an exiting iLab account, please refer to the information below.

UTSA Customers:

    1. Select login/register button to top right of the screen and login using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
    2. You will be directed to an iLab Registration page where you will need to select your PI Group/Lab account and verify your contact information.
    3. Once your registration has been submitted, the PI or Lab Manager will receive a notification that you have requested a membership to their Group/Lab. They will need to approve your membership and assign any Project IDs or Cost Centers before you can use core facility resources. Please contact your PI or their designated Lab Manger to accept your membership.

Non-UTSA Customers:

    1. Complete the registration form on the https://utsa.corefacilities.org/account/604/signup.
    2. Receive a Welcome Email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.
    3. Use login credentials to create account.

**All external users must have a UTSA Service Agreement signed by their Institution/Company before any work may be performed.

iLab Cores at University of Texas - San Antonio

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UTSA Cell Analysis Core

The Cell Analysis Core provides centralized services, training, access and support to researchers in the usage of flow cytometry and confocal microscopy equipment and related services including technical training opportunities.

Sandra Cardona Cell.Analysis@utsa.edu (210) 458-4093
UTSA Genomics Core

<p>The Genomics Core performs fee-for-service sample processing for any nucleic acid Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) application (genome, transcriptomes, epigenome, etc.). Particular expertise in bacterial genome assembly and mammalian single-cell genomics.</p>

UTSA Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center(KAMC)

KAMC is a state-of-the-art electron microscopy and advanced characterization core facility housed at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The center supports world-class research in nanotechnology, biology, chemistry and materials sciences.

Ana Stevanovic kamc@utsa.edu (210) 458-8735
UTSA Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

The Proteomics and Protein Biomarkers Core Facility is focused on capillary liquid chromatographymass spectrometry LCMS and tandem mass spectrometry LCMSMS to identify, characterize, and quantify proteins.

Wendell Griffith wendell.griffith@utsa.edu (210) 458-5180
UTSA Stem Cell Core

Christopher Navara Ph.D. Chistopher.Navara@utsa.edu (210) 458-6497

non-iLab Cores at University of Texas - San Antonio

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Stem Cell Core

The Stem Cell Core provides access to a streamlined, IRB-approved consenting process for acquisition of patient samples and generation of pluripotent stem cells and stem cell-derivatives for basic and preclinical research.

Christopher Navara chistopher.navara@utsa.edu (210) 458-6497
Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Core

The Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Core provides custom synthesis and medicinal chemistry research to support collaborative small molecule drug discovery efforts across multiple therapeutic indications.

Stanton McHardy stanton.mchardy@utsa.edu (210) 458-8676
Materials Characterization Core

Teja Guda teja.guda@utsa.edu (210) 458-8529
Behavior Core

The Behavior Core provides a battery of behavioral tests for any investigator interested in the effects of their physiological manipulations on behavior.

Carlos Paladini carlos.paladini@utsa.edu (210) 458-4746
Neural Excitability Core

The Neural Excitability Core focuses on fabrication and/or live animal implantation of chronic optrodes or multichannel electrodes for neuroscience research or other applications.The core supports stereotaxic intra-cerebral injections and training in injection and implantation protocols.

Carlos Paladini carlos.paladini@utsa.edu (210) 458-4746
Multi-Photon Physiology Laboratory

The Multi-Photon Phisiology Laboratory offers two multi-photon imaging systems fully equipped for in vitro electrophysiology and live tissue imaging. One system has been customized for fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of low concentration fluorophores.

Fidel Santamaria Fidel.Santamaria@utsa.edu (210) 458-6910
X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory

The XRD Laboratory offers comprehensive XRD instrument time and a variety of analysis options. Such options include single crystal analysis, protein screen and XRD power.

Hadi Arman hadi.arman@utsa.edu (210) 458-5757
Magnetic Resonance Laboratory

Daniel Wherritt daniel.wherritt@utsa.edu (210) 458-7081
Research Computing Support Group

Brent League rcsg@utsa.edu
Large Scale Testing Laboratory