What is MiCORES?


Initially adopted by the Medical School's Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) in Fall 2013, Agilent CrossLab iLab Operations Software is a core facility management system designed to support operations for a myriad of types and sizes of centralized labs and shared resource facilities.

The modular web-based software solution's functionality includes resource scheduling (calendars for reserving specific resources), hardware interlock functionality, (access control for sensitive or validated equipment), billing and reporting, and time and cost tracking against projects.

Through a collaboration between the Biosciences Initiative, the University of Michigan Office of Research, and the Medical School Office of Research, the software was branded internally as MiCORES.  MiCORES is currently being implemented to cores, labs and shared resource facilities across the university community.



To login to MiCORES, please click the green "login" button located at the top right side of this page.
Individuals from outside of the University of Michigan with iLab accounts can use their current account by clicking the green "login" button and then clicking the "Login using iLab credentials" checkbox in the "Not a UMich user?" section of the login dialogue box.
Need an iLab Account?
Click the green "login" button, located at the top right side of this page, to get started. The system is accessible to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students through your uniqname and Level-1 (UMICH) password. Individuals associated with the University of Michigan without University credentials will need to click the "register" link to create an iLab account.  To register for an account, follow these simple steps.
Once you complete the one-time registration process and are approved by your PI or Lab Manager, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress. Please note: Some U-M cores require their users to be approved by the core staff prior to requesting services or reserving equipment. 
Questions about MiCORES?

More detailed information is available on the U-M MiCORES service site  (log-in with your uniqname and level1 (Kerberos) password if prompted).  If you have systems-related issues, email Agilent support (ilab-support@agilent.com) to report your issue. For assistance with account access, system navigation, and more visit the Agilent help site or email Agilent support (ilab-support@agilent.com) for the most prompt service.



iLab Cores at University of Michigan

Cores at Dentistry

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH School of Dentistry Histology Core

The Histology Core Facility at the Dental School specializes in sectioning of hard (demineralized) tissues. The Core offers basic histology and staining. Paraffin and frozen histology are also available.

Theresa Cody tcody@umich.edu 734-647-4324
UMICH School of Dentistry MicroCT Core

At the MicroCT Core, Scanco µCT 100 micro-computed tomography system provides high resolution scans of radio opaque specimens such as bone, contrasted soft tissue, bio materials, etc.

Michelle Lynch malyn@umich.edu 734-615-7631
UMICH School of Dentistry Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology Core is a School of Dentistry sponsored, biotechnology core facility which has been serving our research community since 2001. We provide real-time quantitative PCR (ViiA7, 7500 instruments).

Taocong Jin tcjin@umich.edu 734-615-4833

Cores at Institute for Social Research

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext

The HomeLab offers a fully functional apartment to facilitate whole-systems human-centered research in a wide variety of contexts such as: care-at-home, physical rehabilitation, internet of things, aging in place, etc.

Jeannette Jackson, M.B.A. jackjean@umich.edu 734-763-5325

Cores at Life Sciences Institute

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Center for Structural Biology (CSB)

The Center for Structural Biology (CSB), housed in the Life Sciences Institute, is a comprehensive structural biology resource for researchers at the University of Michigan and surrounding areas.

Jeanne Stuckey, Ph.D. jass@umich.edu (734) 647-7534
UMICH Cryo-EM Facility

The U-M Life Sciences Institute is home to a world-class cryo-EM laboratory, with state-of-the-art instruments and faculty specializing in this emerging field.

Jenn Soules jlsoules@umich.edu (734) 647-7772

The Center for Chemical Genomics provides high-throughput screening of extensive small molecule, natural product and siRNA libraries – along with assay development and optimization – for basic biology and drug discovery projects.

Andy Alt andyalt@umich.edu 734-763-2340
UMICH Natural Products Discovery Core

The University of Michigan Natural Products Discovery Core (NPDC) has developed a 40,000-sample (and growing) library of natural product extracts derived from a unique collection of diverse marine and terrestrial actinomycetes, fungi and cyanobacteria.

Jenn Soules jlsoules@umich.edu 734-647-7772

Cores at Literature, Science, and the Arts

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext

State of the art NMR instruments provide the ability to obtain structural, dynamic and kinetic information on biological macromolecules including protein, RNA and DNA. Automated sampling devices also make it ideal for metabolomics and high throughput data collection.

Debashish Sahu debsahu@umich.edu 734-647-3872
UMICH Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility

The Biological Mass Spectrometry facility provides analysis of intact proteins, multi-protein complexes, and protein structure, identification and purification of compounds from complex mixtures coupled with quantitative analysis, and purification using mass directed autopurification liquid chromato

Carmen Dunbar, PhD carmdun@umich.edu 828-406-0385

Cores at Medical School

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Animal Studies Core

The Animal Studies Core (ASC) aims to provide expertise and services to basic biomedical researchers using rodent models to study processes relevant to diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Nathan Qi. MD, PhD nathanqi@med.umich.edu 734-232-8223
UMICH Cancer Data Science Shared Resource

Kim Zuhlke kzuhlke@umich.edu
UMICH Center for Molecular Imaging

The CMI is a shared resource aimed at providing state-of-the-art imaging services for the research community. The CMI is a central, diverse, and dynamic combination of facilities wherein exchange of techniques and ideas can occur, fostering productive interdisciplinary collaborations in research.

Amanda Fair awelton@med.umich.edu 734-615-3009

The CyTOF Core at the University of Michigan was founded in 2018 to promote a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. Our goal is to share our equipment and expertise with ambitious researchers to help solve the most challenging problems in cellu

Trang Hoang trhoang@umich.edu 5156395119
UMICH Experimental Irradiation

The Experimental Irradiation Core specializes in moderate dose (0.1-4 Gy/min) and low dose irradiation (0.05-0.3 Gy/hr) of cell cultures, tissues and animals.

David Karnak karnakd@med.umich.edu 734-645-2205
UMICH Hybridoma Core

The Hybridoma Core generates somatic-cell hybrids (hybridomas) that produce monoclonal antibodies of desired specificity. The Core offers state-of-the-art monoclonal antibody technologies and services to biomedical research investigators.

Elizabeth Smith hybridoma@umich.edu 734 763-9271
UMICH Immune Monitoring Shared Resource

The Rogel Cancer Center Immunology Core provides research assistance to members of the university, with priority given to Rogel Cancer Center members.

Joel Whitfield jrwhitf@umich.edu 734-647-9524
UMICH MDRC Chemistry Laboratory

The Michigan Diabetes Research Center's Chemistry Laboratory is a clinical core providing many assays related to diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

Jason Whalen, B.S. jfwhalen@umich.edu 734-763-1025
UMICH MNORC Nutrition, Exercise, and Phenotype Testing (NExT) Core

The overall objective of the Nutrition, Exercise and Phenotype Testing (NExT) Core is to enhance and expand the research capabilities of investigators performing clinical and translational studies related to nutritional interventions, obesity, or obesity-related disorders in humans.

Sarah Ball NExTservices@umich.edu
UMICH Micro & Nano Computed Tomography Advanced Imaging Core

The nano- and micro-CT facility core provides services for acquiring three-dimensional imaging and quantitative analysis of biological and engineered structures/materials. The core is capable of imaging mineralized tissues and soft tissues with the aid of radiographic contrast agents.

Andrea Clark clarkand@med.umich.edu (734) 615-6956
UMICH Microbiome Core

The Microbiome Core provides services and resources to microbiome researchers from across campus and beyond. These services include microbial community analysis, microbial cultivation, germ-free & gnotobiotic mouse facilities, and the strain collection database.

Christina Cartaciano ccarta@umich.edu 734-615-2958
UMICH Microscopy and Imaging Analysis Core (MIAC) Michigan Diabetes Research Center

The MIAC provides state-of-the-art protein and RNA imaging and cell physiological analysis to enhance the diabetes-related research at the University of Michigan.

Diabetes Center: Stephen Lentz PhD and Carol Elias, PhD lentzs@umich.edu / cfelias@umich.edu 734-647-8233 / 734-647-2801
UMICH Molecular Genetics Core (Michigan Diabetes Research)

The Molecular Genetics Core of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center provides services related to the application of genetic methodologies to research questions related to diabetes.

David P. Olson, MD, PhD dpolson@med.umich.edu 734-232-8205
UMICH Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) Histology Core

Enhancing existing research by centralizing histologic efforts to achieve high quality and reasonably priced histology for center investigators, and to ensure, in collaboration with the other Cores, a cost-effective, efficient, integrated, hierarchical approach to evaluation of tissue phenotypes.

Carol Whitinger whitinge@med.umich.edu 936-1635
UMICH Single Cell Analysis Resource

The Single Cell Analysis Resource aims to help researchers explore molecular aspects of cellular heterogeneity, population diversity, and complexity within single cell samples prepared from tissues, biological fluids (e.g. blood), tumors and cultured cell lines.

Evan Keller, D.V.M., Ph.D. etkeller@umich.edu 734-615-0280
UMICH Single IRB Review

The sIRB centralizes the regulatory review of the human research activities taking place at all of the participating sites for a project. The type of IRB application used for the sIRB review of a cooperative research study varies.

Nicole Robson irbmedreliance@umich.edu 734-763-4768
UMICH Tissue & Molecular Pathology Shared Resource

The Tissue and Molecular Pathology Core consists of several distinct, yet complementary services, all relating to the procurement and evaluation of tissue for research. The Core provides procurement of surgically resected neoplastic and non-neoplastic tissue (fresh and frozen).

Thomas Giordano, MD, PhD giordano@med.umich.edu 734-764-6683
UMMS Central Biorepository

The Central Biorepository, a unit of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research, facilitates discovery and improves healthcare outcomes by providing high-quality, highly annotated human biospecimens donated for basic, clinical and translational research.

Vici Blanc vmb@med.umich.edu 734-763-6423
UMich ULAM Pathology Core

IVAC provides necropsy/tissue collection, animal hematology and clinical chemistry, histology and immunohistochemistry slide preparation, digital slide scanning and quantitative analysis, and pathology interpretation on a fee-for-service basis for non-clinical (animal), non-GLP studies on camp...

ULAM Pathology Core ULAM-PathologyCore@umich.edu

Cores at Medical School – BRCF

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Advanced Genomics Core

The University of Michigan Advanced Genomics Core Genomic Analysis Services, part of the Biomedical Research Core Facilities within the Medical School Office of Research, provides high-quality, low-cost DNA analysis for research clients on a recharge basis.

Olivia Koues, Ph.D. advanced-genomics@umich.edu (734) 764-8531
UMICH Bioinformatics Core

The BRCF Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics analysis to support research activities.

Marci Brandenburg mbradenb@umich.edu 734-615-1643
UMICH Biomedical Research Store

The BRCF Biomedical Research Store provides on-site procurement of enzymes, reagents, and kits used in molecular, cell biology, and some protein chemistry.

Stephen Russell stepheru@med.umich.edu 734-936-2870
UMICH Epigenomics

The BRCF Epigenomics Core provides sample quality control, library preparation, and sequencing for the study of cytosine and histone modifications.

Claudia Lalancette, PhD clalance@umich.edu 734-764-2223
UMICH Flow Cytometry Core

The BRCF Flow Cytometry Core provides instrumentation and expertise for flow cytometric analysis or cell sorting.

David Adams davadams@med.umich.edu 734-764-8107
UMICH Metabolomics Core

The BRCF Metabolomics Core provides determination of small quantity metabolites in cells, tissues, and biological fluids.

Maureen Kachman mkachman@umich.edu 734-232-0842
UMICH Microscopy Core

The BRCF Microscopy Core provides instrumentation and expertise for microscopic imaging studies of cell and tissue morphology and ultrastructure.

Jennifer Peters jenpete@umich.edu 734-936-4912
UMICH Proteomics Resource Facility

The goal of the PRF is to assist researchers in designing proteomic experiments, maintain state-of-the-art instrumentation, provide technical expertise and bioinformatics support during both discovery and validation phases of proteomic experiments.

Alexey Nesvizhskii, Ph.D nesvi@med.umich.edu (734) 764-3516
UMICH Transgenic Animal Model Core

The BRCF Transgenic Animal Model Core provides expertise in CRISPR/Cas9 in transgenic mice, rats, and embryonic stem cell technology.

Zach Freeman freemanz@umich.edu 734-764-0277
UMICH Vector Core

The Vector Core produces gene transfer vectors that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. We also provide full service gene editing in cell lines using CRISPR technology.

Thomas Lanigan lanigant@umich.edu 734-764-5201

Cores at Pharmacy

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Biochemical NMR Core

The Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (BNMR) Laboratory provides research support for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. We offer quantitative metabolomics NMR services for different biological fluids including whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, cell media.

Larisa Yeomans yeomans@umich.edu 734-763-9284 (lab); 520-204-5556 (cell)

Cores at U-M Office of Research

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Michigan Performance Research Laboratory

The Michigan Performance Research (MiPR) Laboratory helps elite athletes and everyday exercisers achieve their personal best. The lab investigates the biomechanics of human movement with the intention of optimizing potential, performance, and functionality.

MiPR Contact mipr.contact@umich.edu

Other cores at University of Michigan

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
UMICH Academic IT Core

The Academic IT Core offers a set of specialized IT services designed with our research community in mind. The Core is unique as the services will be available on-demand for a recharge rate outside of the typical IT budget cycle.

Erin Dietrich ekassa@med.umich.edu 734-730-6191
UMICH Liquid Biopsy Shared Resource

Aaron Udager udager@umich.edu
UMICH Ophthalmology Vision Research Center

Scott Almburg saalmbur@med.umich.edu 734-936-7381