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Research Core Facilities Status during Covid-19 (updated June 1, 2020)

Research Core Facilities Status during Covid-19

 

Campus Research Core Facilities remain committed to supporting research and to reducing the risk of person-to-person transmission during the COVID-19 outbreak.  See below for the current operational status and services.

Phase 2 Researchers:  Contact the core facility for information about requesting access to or services from CRCF.  Core activity and acceptance of projects is subject to local governance by the Faculty Advisory Board, department, and/or Dean’s Office.  All the ongoing efforts approved for Phase 1 and 1x can choose to move to Phase 2 gradually and cautiously: no further approval is required unless mandated by the unit chairs/deans/directors.

Read about Phase 2 details in the Guidelines for UC Davis Ramp Up/Down (Revised May 10, 2020).

Bioinformatics Core

Operations Status: Full (remote work)
Staff Onsite: Minimal (server maintenance only)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: All analysis services as normal
Project Types: Ongoing and new projects accepted
Status Notes: no additional information

Core Contact: Matt Settles
Contact Email: settles@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/

Biological Electron Microscopy Facility

Operations Status: Phase 1x: sample screening, data collection, sample preparation
Staff Onsite: Fei Guo, Technical Director
User Onsite Access: Sample drop-off only, no entry into Facility
Remote Services: New project consultations, sample preparation advice, conferences via phone, email and Zoom
Project Types: Projects in which samples are already stored in Facility; projects in play before shut-down; new projects with approval (see below)
Status Notes: Ramping up with 1st priority on existing samples. New grid preparation for ongoing projects considered at the discretion of Technical Director, with physically distanced sample drop-ff. New projects must first be approved by the researcher’s unit, then by the Facility and Technical Directors, and finally by the MCB Chair.

Core Contact: Enoch Baldwin
Contact Email: epbaldwin@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://bioem.ucdavis.edu/

Campus Mass Spectrometry Facilities

Operations Status: Limited (critical projects only)
Staff Onsite: Minimal (critical equipment maintenance only)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Project planning, analysis, proposal support, consultations via videoconferencing
Project Types: Critical projects only
Status Notes: no additional information

Core Contact: William Jewell
Contact Email: wtjewell@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cmsf.ucdavis.edu/

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging

Operations Status: Limited (critical projects and remote work only)
Staff Onsite: Minimal (equipment maintenance and critical projects)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Video and phone conferences
Project Types: Critical projects only – staff performed
Status Notes: no additional information

Core Contact: Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Douglas Rowland
Contact Email: ajchaudhari@ucdavis.edu ; djrowland@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cmgi.ucdavis.edu/

College of Biological Sciences DNA Sequencing Facility

Operations Status: Suspended
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Emergency services
Project Types: None
Status Notes: no additional information

Core Contact: Sheryl Bernauer
Contact Email: slbernauer@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: http://dnaseq.ucdavis.edu/

Controlled Environment Facility

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: Limited to trained lab staff on critical projects
Remote Services: None
Project Types: Critical and essential projects
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Heiner Lieth
Contact Email: jhlieth@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cef.ucdavis.edu/

DNA Technologies Core

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Consultations via Zoom calls, email support and troubleshooting
Project Types: Critical and essential projects
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Lutz Froenicke
Contact Email: lfroenicke@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://dnatech.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: Restricted to trained users on analytical flow cytometers.
Remote Services: User and instrumentation support
Project Types: Ongoing critical and essential projects only; new requests postponed until after April 30, 2020.
Status Notes: Self-service use must adhere to PPE, social distancing and disinfection guidelines of FCSR.

Core Contact: Bridget McLaughlin
Contact Email: bmclaughlin@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/cancer/research/sharedresources/flowcytometry.html

Health Sciences District Advanced Imaging Facility

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited
User Onsite Access: Limited
Remote Services: Consultations for planning and image analysis
Project Types: Approved Phase 1X projects
Status Notes: Access must be pre-approved and must follow all guidelines

Core Contact: Ingrid Brust-Mascher
Contact Email: ibrustmascher@ucdavis.edu
Core Website:  https://advancedimaging.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/

Imaging Research Center

Operations Status: Suspended
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: None
Project Types: None
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Cameron Carter
Contact Email: cscarter@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/irc/

Interdisciplinary Center for Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (staff performed work only)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Project consultation and data processing
Project Types: Ongoing projects with irreplacable samples that have limited shelf life
Status Notes: Staff onsite following PPE, sterilization and social distancing guidelines

Core Contact: Justin Glessner
Contact Email: jjglessner@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: http://icpms.ucdavis.edu/

Keck Spectral Imaging Facility

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: Restricted to researchers with essential need
Remote Services: None
Project Types: Critical and essential projects
Status Notes: Research users must be approved for an essential need, must be onsite during KSIF measurements, and must agree to good practice plus wear masks

Core Contact: Cody Chalker
Contact Email: cjchalker@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://neat.ucdavis.edu/spectral-imaging-facility-faq/

Light Microscopy Imaging Facility, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Operations Status: Limited to only pre-approved essential research.
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Remote access to gpu-accelerated workstations for data processing and Deep Learning.
Project Types: Limited to only pre-approved essential research. No projects currently have this status.
Status Notes: Self-service use must adhere to PPE guidelines posted on entrance to facility.

Core Contact: Michael Paddy
Contact Email: mrpaddy@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://microscopy.mcb.ucdavis.edu/

Mouse Biology Program

Operations Status: Operating at Phase 1X
Staff Onsite: Minimal to accommodate Phase 1X activity
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: All regular phone and video teleconferencing meetings continue as per normal
Project Types: Time-sensitive service and research projects in compliance with Phase 1X
Status Notes: MBP Operations Status: SEVERE – RECOVERY PHASE as of May 19, 2020

Core Contact: Kent Lloyd
Contact Email: kclloyd@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://mbp.mousebiology.org/index.php

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Operations Status: Operational and available for critical research.
Staff Onsite: As needed for equipment maintenance and to provide access for critical research.
User Onsite Access: Can be arranged for critical research
Remote Services: Can be arranged for critical research
Project Types: Critical projects
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Jeff Walton
Contact Email: jhwalton@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://nmr.ucdavis.edu/

Proteomics Core Facility

Operations Status: Suspended
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Consultations
Project Types: None
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Justin Hocke, Gabriela Grigoran, Michelle Salemi
Contact Email: jrhocke@ucdavis.edu, ggrigorean@ucdavis.edu, msalemi@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://proteomics.ucdavis.edu/

West Coast Metabolomics Center

Operations Status: Limited (remote work only)
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Mass spectrometry control remotely; data processing
Project Types: Ongoing projects only
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Oliver Fiehn
Contact Email: ofiehn@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://metabolomics.ucdavis.edu/

 

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