The CTAC maintains high-end instrumentation as well as standard microscopy systems for the acquisition and analysis of bright field, ultrasonic, intravital, fluorescent, and bioluminescent data from both in vitro and in vivo experimental models.
The MBI CTAC Histology Resource Lab provides high quality histological services through its facility located in Room L1-168. The HRL is available to assist investigators throughout the University of Florida campus. Support is provided to researchers working with human and animal tissues.
The RadioSurgery/Biology (RSB) Lab within the MBI-UF building contains a computer-controlled six Mev linear accelerator for use in cerebrovascular, cancer and fundamental cell and molecular research. To the best of our knowledge, this is still only full-time radiosurgery-biology research laboratory of its kind in the world.
The Surgical Research Training Laboratory (SRTL) is located in the McKnight Brain Institute on the University of Florida (UF) campus in Gainesville, Florida. Managed by the UF Department of Neurosurgery, the SRTL was established as a hands-on center to teach anatomy, advanced surgical techniques, and to demonstrate the latest in operative instrumentation.
Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy
The Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida, co-directed by Erin M. Dunbar, MD, adult neuro-oncologist, and William A. Friedman, MD, neurosurgeon, is a result of a generous $5 million gift from the Fort Lauderdale-based Lillian S. Wells Foundation Inc. The state of Florida, through its matching gifts program, will add another $5M to the Center bringing the total value of the donation to $10 million. The Center has a number of active clinical trials as well as on-going basic and translational research.
The primary role of the Vector Core Laboratory is to provide the service of generating gene therapy vectors. The Vector Core currently services 5 NIH program project grants worth over $25M and produces over 400 preps per year. In addition, the Vector Core serves a training role for students associated with those programs.
The Cognitive Neuroscience / Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory is a multidisciplinary laboratory located at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida Health Science Center. Our Laboratory is closely affiliated with the Departments of Clinical & Health Psychology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Anesthesiology in the Colleges of Medicine and Health Professions.