Research Facilities and Affiliations

UChicago faculty conduct research that shapes fields and changes lives.  Their innovative thinking and expertise have contributed to dozens of scientific breakthroughs over the past century, from pioneering the study of ecology to discovering the first consistent chromosomal abnormalities associated with cancer, from advancing clinical electrophysiology to reshaping the study of gene function. Below are just a few of the cutting edge technology facilities either on campus or affiliated with the University. 

The Office of Shared Research Facilities (OSRF) oversees the core facilities, which make up a pivotal and essential part of the research ecosystem, providing critical resources that enable existing and emerging technologies to facilitate groundbreaking discoveries.  OSRF Cores offer expertise in state-of-the-art instrumentation and services as well as experimental design and data analysis to advance research programs across the disciplines.  Operated as fee-for-service facilities, OSRF cores are managed in order to best support the University’s mission to discover and create new knowledge of living systems. We are driven by the research needs of the faculty. 

The Microscopy Core was created in 1997 to serve the University of Chicago's research community. The facility was established to provide state-of-the-art microscopy imaging stations that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive for individual laboratories to obtain on their own.

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.” 

"Fermilab is America's premier particle physics laboratory. Collaborating with scientists from around the world, we perform pioneering research, operate world-leading particle accelerators and experiments, and develop technologies for science in support of U.S. industry."

Through UChicago's more than 140 institutes and centers true innovation often happens when individual investigators come together to solve big questions.  From single disciplinary efforts to multi-institutional undertakings, faculty and researchers bring enormous intellectual capital to bear in seeking answers through these institutes and centers.

“The University of Chicago and Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, have a long, shared history of forging new paths in scholarship and discovery. Both are world leaders in scientific and educational innovation, drawing students and researchers from around the globe.”