Director: Mike Brenner, PhD and Anne Theibert, PhD
Website -http://www.mrrc.uab.edu/coreb.htm#objectivesContactScott Phillips, PhDscottep@uab.edu205-975-2333The objective of the Recombinant Technologies Core is to provide technical and material support for molecular and cellular research by IDDRC investigators at UAB. The Core combines support for cutting edge procedures with outreach to the molecularly naive to encourage and enable application of recombinant techniques to their research projects. It provides state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated technical expertise, comprehensive hands-on training, and reagents in such areas as PCR, neuronal culture, cell transfection, sequence database searching and analysis, and recombinant DNA techniques. Through these services, the Core facilitates studies at the molecular level of brain development and function and disease processes. The core also promotes collaborative projects among IDDRC investigators, and enables investigators to combine newly acquired cellular and molecular tools with other approaches, such as electrophysiology and behavior.