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P30 Director
Brian Samuels MD, PhD
Phone: 205-325-8620
 P30 Co-Director
Steven Pittler, PhD

The Vision Science Research Center facilitates scientific collaboration and productivity by providing research support cores for its members. The cores have been coninuously supported through the National Institutes of health/National eye Institute since 1979.

The five support cores are: 1) Molecular & Cellular Analysis, 2) a state-of-the-art electronics laboratory and a fully-equipped machine shop within the Instrumentation core, 3) Research Programming & Computational Analysis, 4) Ocular Phenotyping, and 5) Administrative. These support cores provide centralized locations where center members can receive administrative support, obtain, design and repair electronic equipment, prepare, analyze and photograph their histological material, analyze their data and prepare publication-quality figures. In addition, the VSRC provides community outreach for all aspects of vision through its education outreach modules.

National Eye Institute (NEI) requires that all NEI funded core facilities establish core use priorities for investigators.

These are our core use priorities:
1.  Active NEI-R01 funded (not in NCE)
2.  New Investigators according to NIH guidelines
3.  Collaborators (Co-I) on NEI R01 funded grants
4.  Recently NEI-R01 funded or in a NCE and actively seeking new/competing NEI R01 support
5.  Other active vision research at UAB that may lead to new NEI R01 support
6.  Industry sponsored research cannot be directly supported by the P30 cores. Arrangements can be made for fee for service in a way that does not conflict with NIH/NEI policy. Please contact the appropriate core director to discuss your fee for service needs.

Request to P30 Core Users:

Please remember to cite VSRC core grant NIH P30 EY003039 in your manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations that utilized core services

And if you use the Bioptigen OCT or the MIcron IV for fundus, slit lamp imaging or for focal ERG analysis in VH 375A please cite NIH S10 RR026887.

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