The goal of the Molecular Cell Biology Resource (MCBR) Core is to provide Vanderbilt researchers convenient access to the reagents and instruments needed to carry out research as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.  

The MCBR Core is located in rooms 902 and 904 Light Hall.

The MCBR Core consists of four components:

•  A stockroom. Shop for reagents, kits, enzymes, etc. at below catalog pricing. Shopping in our stockroom is easy; just scan your center number card (obtained from your lab manager) then scan your item(s) and you're done. The stockroom is always open. Shopping can also be done on-line with our searchable catalog. Free delivery to your lab is available upon request.

• A DNA/RNA oligo and siRNA ordering service. We have partnered with Sigma/Genosys and Operon so that you can order DNA/RNA oligo’s from these companies through the Core. You can also order siRNA from Sigma/Genosys. Simply select “Order a Sigma/Genosys  Oligo, PCR probe, RNA, or siRNA” from our home page and follow the instructions. Ordering oligo’s through us is significantly less expensive than ordering them direct.

•  An instrument facility (room 904 Light Hall). This room houses high end imaging instrumentation and real-time PCR systems that can be reserved for use through our online reservation system. Users can get technical assistance from the Core staff on the use of any of the Core instruments.

•  A cell culture media preparation service (room 904 Light Hall). Custom media for cultured cells is prepared according to your specifications.


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Last modified December 10, 2009