CORES Facilities

Biological Mass Spectrometry (BMS)


The BMS Core Facility offers a full range of mass spectrometry-based analytical services  including proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics workflows. Additionally, customized MS methods are developed to meet the needs of our clients. See the BMS Core Facility website for more details.

Cellular & Molecular Digital Imaging (CMDI)


The CMDI Core Facility houses an array of sophisticated, state-of-the-art imaging systems that support a range of microscopy techniques including widefield fluorescence, confocal laser scanning, and super-resolution along with software for image processing and 3D image reconstruction. See the CMDI Core Facility website for more information.

Electron Microscopy (EM)


The EM Core Facility provides advanced research services for both transmission EM (TEM) and scanning EM (SEM) applications, including consulation, sample preparation, and aquiring images on TEM and SEM equipment.  See the EM Core Facility website for more information.

Flow Cytometry


The Flow Cytometry Core Facility maintains and operates several state-of-the-art flow cytometers that support a broad range of capabilities including complex multi-colour analytical flow cytometry, full-service cell sorting, and image flow cytometry (ImageStream®). See the Flow Cytometry Core Facility website for more information.



The Genomics Core Facility provides access to next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and sample library preparation services for a range of sequencing applications including whole genome, exome, transcriptome, and Sanger sequencing. See the Genomics Core Facility website for more information.

Maritime Brain Tissue Bank


The Maritime Brain Tissue Bank is a vital resource for researchers studying neurodegenerative diseases. Established in 1993, the facility contains brain and spinal cord tissues from healthy individuals and those affected by diseases. See the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank website for more information.



The Zebrafish Core Facility provides researchers with state-of-the-art zebrafish resources and services including microinjection, fluorescent microscopy, behavioral monitoring, breeding & maintenance, and embryo procurement on request. All animal husbandry and monitoring is conducted by trained staff. See the Zebrafish Core Facility website for more information.