The Stereotactic 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 Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida, directed by William A. Friedman, MD, neurosurgeon, 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.