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COVID-19 Cores Operations

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 the Office of Research Infrastructure Support.


UTSA Research Enterprise

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. 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.

New User Access

UTSA Users

Principal Investigators (PIs)

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) If you are a PI with a valid Project ID assigned to you in PeopleSoft, your Group/Lab account will automatically be created with access to those avaialable funding accounts upon first-time login. Fund information is automatically imported nightly. Please contact iLab@utsa.edu if your funding information is not available in our system.

Non-PI Users

1) Select "sign-up" or "login" button at the top-right of this screen and register using your myUTSA ID (abc123) credentials.
2) Fill out the iLab registration page, select your PI Group/Lab, and verify your contact information.
3) Once your registration is submitted, the PI and/or Lab Manager will receive a notification that you have requested a membership to the Group/Lab. They will need to 1) approve your membership and 2) assign funds to your account (Speedtypes=Project ID or Cost Center) before you can submit a request and use core facility resources.

Non-UTSA Users

1) Complete the External User Access Request Form (here).

2) UTSA Staff will validate/coordinate if your institution has an active Research Service Agreement with UTSA. **This agreement must be signed by both institutions before any work can be performed. 
3) Complete the iLab registration wizard for "Non-UTSA Users".

Registration for Non-UTSA Customers
1) Select "sign-up" button at the top-right of the screen (or here
2) Receive a welcome email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.
3) Use login credentials provided to finish account creation.

4) If/once an active Service Agreement is signed, your user account will be granted access to UTSA's iLab System. 

For further information regarding this service agreement, please contact ORIS@utsa.edu.

For any assistance or general questions regarding iLab, please contact iLab@utsa.edu.

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

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.

Sean Vargas Genomics.Core@utsa.edu (210) 458-4089
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 KlebergAdvanced.MicroscopyCenter@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

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

non-iLab Cores at University of Texas - San Antonio

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
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