Upcoming Maintenanace: On Sunday September 20th at 8 AM (U.S. EST), Agilent Engineers will be migrating the ERP servers, for institutions with a financial payment integration. Migration details and updates can be found on the Agilent Status Page. For additional information, please contact your iLab Project Manager. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE:  June 3, 2020

As of June 8th, Research Resources Center (RRC) cores will begin to work on all projects and services as well as open shared equipment schedules. There will be new guidelines issued by each core due to COVID19 for the use of shared equipment, sample drop off, etc. We expect delays for new projects and services due to the collection of backlogs, and we kindly ask for your patience and understanding during this transition time. Please reference each core’s new user guidelines before requesting services, projects, or scheduling equipment. All questions or inquiries must be sent by email and/or scheduled by phone call/video conference call to respective core.





Meet the RRC

The Research Resources Center is a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. RRC offers research faculty and staff a diverse inventory of high-end scientific equipment as well as a wide range of services. The RRC also welcomes external users doing scientific research.


RRC Core Divisions

Research Resources Center has various cores that specialize in a variety of research techniques and areas. RRC cores employ personnel with extensive skill sets in various scientific protocols who are able to assist or fully execute your research projects. Furthermore, these cores maintain a diverse inventory of fully calibrated instruments available for users. Each core offers training on the use of instruments and core staff are equipped with skills and knowledge to troubleshoot equipment usage problems. RRC Cores are divided into three divisions:

Bioanalytics, Biophysics & Cytomics Division

Genome Research Division

Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division


RRC Research Support Division


In addition to the cores, RRC has a suite of Research Support Units:

These units function in collaboration with all other cores as well as individually to give our customers full support in their research endeavors.


Research Resources Center Administrative Office


1737 West Polk Stree, AOB Suite 310, MC 937, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Informational Website: 


Biophysics, Bioanalytics, & Cytomics Division:

Genome Research Division:

  • Genome Research Core:
           Genome Editing – MBRB 2268, 900 South Ashland Avenue
           Genomics – CMWT A302, 1853 West Polk Street
           Sequencing – CMW 329, 1819 West Polk Street

Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division:

Research Support Division:


iLab Cores at University of Illinois at Chicago

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Administrative Support Core

Vaiva Liakaite 312-355-2725
Biophysics Core

Hyun Lee 312-355-5292
Cardiovascular Research Core

Maricela Castellon 3129967878
Electron Microscopy Core

Fengyuan Shi (312) 355-2087
Flow Cytometry Core

Balaji Ganesh 312-355-0742
Fluorescence Imaging Core

Peter Toth 312-996-0003
Genome Research Core

Stefan Green 312-996-7509
High-Throughput Screening Core

Kiira Ratia, PhD (312) 355-1296
Mass Spectrometry Core

Hui Chen
Nanotechnology Core Facility

NCF Tech
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core

Benjamin Ramirez 312 355 4879

Preclinical Imaging Core

Weiguo Li 312-413-5638
Research Histology and Tissue Imaging Core

Maria Sverdlov, PhD (312) 355-0177
Research Informatics Core

Mark Maienschein-Cline
Scientific Instrument Shop

Joel F. Rodriguez 312-996-7618
Scientific Storeroom

Ron McKinney (312) 996-7674
UI Health Biorepository

UI Biorep