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The Research Institute's mission to "enhance the health of children by engaging in high quality, cutting-edge research according to the highest scientific and ethical standard". Our multidisciplinary Research Centers of emphasis span the spectrum of research important to pediatric health. Our common goal is discovery and innovation that improves the health and quality of life for children and their families. 

iLab Cores at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH)

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Research and Development (RnD)

The R&D collaborate with researchers and clinicians on problem solving to enhance clinical research through advanced informatics methodologies and disruptive technology.

Yungui Huang Yungui.Huang@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 355-5630
Analytical Chemistry/Small Molecule Core

The Analytical Chemistry/Small Molecule Core facility provides analytical chemistry services in support of clinical and basic research within and outside of The Research Institute.

Lynette Rogers Lynette.Rogers@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 355-6715
Biobehavioral Outcomes Core

The Biobehavioral Outcomes Core will assist to incorporate behavioral assessments in their research. The assessments can be used to characterize samples, measure the effects of medical disease or side effects of treatment in clinical populations and evaluate interventions to improve quality of life.

Kathy Vannatta Kathryn.Vannatta@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 722-3182
Biomedical Genomics Core

The Biomedical Genomics Core provides a complete solution for genomics research, from the initial steps of experimental design to the production of high quality, comprehensively analyzed data sets.

Biopathology Center

The Biopathology Center serves as a biorepository for projects sponsored by NCH. They are equipped with the expertise and robust infrastructure while providing a variety of services including biospecimen processing, banking, distribution, and virtual microscopy.

Thomas Liszkay Thomas.Liszkay@nationwidechildrens.org 614-355-3547
Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core

The Biostatistics Core provide assistance to researchers in study design, data analysis, and interpretation of statistical results. Other services such as data entry, database design or data management services the Core can provide advice on how to set up and provide referrals as needed.

Joseph Rausch, PhD joseph.rausch@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 355-3623
Cell Line Core Lab

The Cell Line Core processes human subject samples and provides the researcher with cell lines or DNA, appropriate for downstream applications in a variety of human and molecular genetic studies.

Kim L. McBride, MD kim.mcbride@nationwidechildrens.org 614 355 5759
Flow Cytometry Core

The Flow Cytometry Core offers several platforms, which are flow analysis and cell sorting. Depending on the complexity of the experiment the Flow Core have several levels of cytometer available to address your specific needs.

Dave Dunaway Dave.Dunaway@nationwidechildrenshospital.org 614-355-2820
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Production Facility

The GMP Core specializes in the production of recombinant Adeno-Associated viral vectors for use by faculty at NCH, OSU Medical Center and external collaborators. The primary focus is to provide researchers with the highest quality gene transfer vectors to support early phase clinical trials.

Morphology Core

The Morphology Core Laboratory was established in 1997 and provides services in histology, electron microscopy, and confocal and laser scanning microscopy.

Cindy McAllister Cynthia.McAllister@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 355-3465
Nucleic Acid Core

The High Throughput Genotyping and Sequencing Core provides sequence analysis for clinical applications and a variety of genotyping methods for research investigations. The Core works with the investigators to determine the best approach for the research projects.

Julie M. Gastier-Foster Julie.Gastier-Foster@nationwidechildrens.org (614) 722-2866
Research IT Operations

Brett Jenkins brett.jenkins@nationwidechildrens.org 50506
Small Animal Imaging Facility

The SAIF provides a centralized imaging suite for in vivo studies in rodents and is located adjacent to the conventional and barrier housing areas.

Viral Vector Core

The Viral Vector Core supplies recombinant adeno-associated virus of superior quality to individual research laboratories. Its a full service facility assisting with the design of AAV expression cassettes for optimum levels of gene expressions in target tissues.

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