Shared Resources

The University of Illinois Cancer Center partially or fully supports a number of institutional shared resources that provide its members access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodology and expertise that are essential to understanding the biology and clinical manifestations of cancer. The following facilities and resources are accessible to all UI Cancer Center members in support of its mission to foster basic, clinical and translational research and ultimately reduce the burden of cancer on our community.

For more information or questions related to the UI Cancer Center shared resources, please send an email to the following address:

Biostatistics Shared Resource Core

In February 2020, the Biostatistics Shared Resource Core (BSRC) of University of Illinois Cancer Center was established under the direction of Zhengjia (Nelson) Chen, PhD. BSRC is composed of a group of experienced faculty and dedicated staff. The mission of BSRC is to provide outstanding statistical and analytic support of UI Cancer Center clinical, translational, population, community-based, and basic science cancer research projects across its research programs.

Cancer Genomics Shared Resource

Cancer Genomics (CGSR) Shared Resource provides UI Cancer Center members with the ability to interpret the role of the genome in cancer. Under the leadership of UI Cancer Center member Brad Merrill, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics, the CGSR provides a high level of technical expertise and hands-on training in RNA and DNA sequencing and gene editing, educational efforts, and free consultations for UI Cancer Center members. CGSR managers are Stefan Green, PhD; Zarema Arbieva, PhD; and Maureen Regan, MS.

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource (FCSR), led by Balaji Ganesh, PhD, is the center of flow cytometry activity in the Illinois Medical District, facilitating inter-campus collaborative research among biomedical investigators from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Rush University, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Translational Pathology Shared Resource

Translational Pathology Shared Resource (TP), under the direction of Peter Gann, MD, ScD, UI Cancer Center member and professor of pathology and Assistant Director Maria Sverdlov, PhD, offers a wide array of research pathology services, including processing animal and human tissue samples; slide preparation; basic and complex staining; laser capture microdissection; a tissue microarray design/build service; pathologist consultation; and digital microscopy. An emerging In Vitro Cancer Model service offers specialized support for patient derived organoids and xenografts.