Markey Shared Resource Facilities

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The facilities described in this section are core cancer center facilities and are given direct support from the cancer center. The services offered by these facilities foster and facilitate advances in the prevention, early detection and management of cancer. These combined resources support a broad spectrum of molecular, cellular, animal, human and behavioral/epidemiology studies for advancement of the overall mission of the center.

Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility

The Biospecimen and Tissue Procurement Shared Resource Facility (BSTP SRF) procures and distributes biospecimens and provides pathologic expertise and support to University of Kentucky cancer researchers to perform specialized histopathologic, immunohistochemical and molecular analyses. The goals of the facility are to provide formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, frozen tissue, blood and other specimens, and histopathological and immunohistochemistry expertise for the studies related to the aims of MCC-supported research projects. Visit the BSTP SRF webpages for contact information.

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility  

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility (BB SRF) is a cancer center-managed shared resource that plays a key collaborative role in providing scientific and statistical input across the entire spectrum of cancer research being performed at the Markey Cancer Center (MCC). The mission of the BB SRF is to apply statistical principles to enhance conduct of scientific research through collaborative interactions with MCC members. To this end, our primary goal is to provide a comprehensive, centralized, and accessible biostatistics support infrastructure staffed with high-level statistical expertise to support all phases of cancer studies: development, implementation, and post-study analyses. For more information, visit the BB SRF website or email

Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility

The Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource facility (CRI SRF) facilitates collaborative research among members of the MCC through the optimal application of informatics technologies and methods that maximize the accessibility and usability of data, information and knowledge. The primary goal of the CRI SRF is to provide comprehensive and centralized data acquisition and informatics support that is readily available to cancer center members.

For more information, contact

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Shared Resource Facility

This facility provides state-of-the-art analysis and sorting of single-cell populations for research. The facility offers:

  • A Cytomation MoFlo cell sorter with three lasers and high-speed cell sorting capability
  • A Becton, Dickinson and Company FACSCalibur™ cell analyzer
  • A Miltenyi Biotech autoMACS™ separator for magnetic cell sorting.

Researchers can schedule to have their samples analyzed or sorted for membrane, cytoplasmic and nuclear antigen expression, light-scattering properties, DNA content, cell cycles, and apoptosis, as well as measured for intracellular biochemical changes such as calcium flux and pH. Researchers must schedule time at least 72 hours in advance. Visit the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting website or contact Jennifer Strange, Greg Bauman or Don Cohen (Director) at 859-323-5131.

Redox Metabolism Shared Resource Facility

The Redox Metabolism Shared Resource Facility (RM SRF) was established to provide expertise in and analyses of free radicals, cellular energetics, and reactive species, as well as proteomics in cancer and cancer biology for Markey Cancer Center (MCC) investigators who perform basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research. For more information, contact Allan Butterfield (Director).

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