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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

RRC currently has 17 cores that specialize in various research techniques and areas. These 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:

Scientific Computing Core
Scientific Instrument Shop
Scientific Storeroom
UI Health Biorepository

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


835 S. Wolcott Ave, MSB, Suite E102, MC 937, Chicago, Illinois 60612
Informational Website:


Biophysics, Bioanalytics, & Cytomics Division:

Genome Research Division:

Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division:

Research Support Division:

iLab Cores at University of Illinois at Chicago

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Administration<br>Research Resources Center

Richard Minshall 312-996-5600
Biophysics Core,<br>Bioanalytics, Biophysics & Cytomics Division

Hyun Lee 312-355-5292
Electron Microscopy Core,<br>Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division

Fengyuan Shi (312) 355-2087
Fluorescence Imaging Core,<br>Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division

Peter Toth 312-996-0003
Genome Research Core

Stefan Green 312-996-7509
Mass Spectrometry Core,<br>Bioanalytics, Biophysics & Cytomics Division

Hui Chen
Preclinical Imaging Core, Scientific Imaging and Nanotechnology Division

Weiguo Li 312-413-5638
Research Histology and Tissue Imaging Core,<br>Scientific Imaging & Nanotechnology Division

Maria Sverdlov, PhD (312) 355-0177
Research Informatics Core,<br>Genome Research Division

Mark Maienschein-Cline
Scientific Computing Core, Research Support Division

Sonika Anand 312-355-5299
Scientific Instrument Shop, Research Support Division

Joel F. Rodriguez 312-996-7618
Scientific Storeroom,<br>Research Support Division

Ron McKinney (312) 996-7674