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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.

About

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

Non-Principal Investigators:

Step 1. Select your PI Group/Lab association and verify your contact information.
Step 2. The PI and Lab Manager will receive a notification that you have requested a membership to the Group/Lab. Before you can use core facility resources, your PI/Lab Manager will need to:

    • Approve your membership
    • Assign/activate funds to your account (Speedtypes=Project ID/Cost Center)

Principal Investigators:

Step 1. Select your PI Group from the dropdown.  If your account is not listed,select the “PI-Not Listed (UTSA) Lab” and UTSA iLab Support Team will contact you to create your Group/Lab account. 
Step 2. Navigate to Left Menu bar [top left button]>My Groups>Member Request & Funds tab
Step 3. Click the checkboxes under the “Manage Speedtypes“ section to assign funds for each lab member and set Default Speedtype. PIs with a Project ID assigned in PeopleSoft will see these fund numbers (speedtypes) automatically populated to your Group Account. PIs using Cost Centers such as Start-Up, Cost-shares, or Department Funds should contact their BSC team to send a confirmation email to iLab@utsa.edu for fund approval in iLab.

*All fund information is updated daily and must have a positive budget balance. Please contact our UTSA iLab Support Team if the desired fund account is not available in our system.

Non-UTSA Users

Step 1. Complete the External User Access Request Form (here).
Step 2. Register for iLab account:

    1. Complete the iLab Registration Wizard (here
    2. Receive a welcome email from iLab (typically within one business day) with login credentials.
    3. Use First-Time login credentials to finish account creation. If you are a Principal Investigator/lead researcher, then you will be provisioned as the group account owner. This role will need to add/link/accept all other members to your group account. For assistance with the UTSA iLab System, please contact iLab@utsa.edu.

Step 3. UTSA Staff will validate if your institution has a Research Core Facility (RCF) Service Agreement with UTSA. If it does not, UTSA will coordinate with your legal contact(s) for signatures.**This agreement must be signed by both institutions before any work can be performed. 
Step 4. If an RCF Service Agreement is on file for your institution, your iLab user account will be granted access to UTSA's iLab System so that you may begin requesting work at our RCFs.

For more assistance with iLab, please contact our UTSA iLab Support Team at 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 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.

Dr. Wendell P. Griffith Mass.Spectrometry@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
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