IDDRC Cores and Imaging Resources
UAB IDDRC is comprised of an Administrative Unit (Core
A) and 3 Research Cores (B,C, and D). Together
the core units provide
an umbrella of “truly enabling” services to
the IDD research community, spanning areas of emphasis
gene identification to cellular/molecular analysis --
all the way to the generation of animal models of the disease
of interest. Each core is fully staffed with Ph.D. level
scientists who can implement novel research approaches
and/or teach investigators on proper use of technologies.
below provide access to web pages detailing each core's
activities and key UAB IDDRC neuroimaging resources.
A - Administration and Biometry Core
Co-directors: Alan K. Percy, M.D., Bruce
and Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.
overall objective of the Administrative and Biostatistics Core
(Core A) is to provide administrative support services to investigators
at the UAB IDDRC including scientific and administrative leadership
for the IDDRC as a whole and management of the fiscal and personnel
activities necessary to achieve the objectives of the IDDRC. Detailed
Core A description
Research Core B - Recombinant Technologies
Brenner, Ph.D. and Anne
Core Contact: Scott Phillips, Ph.D., Technical
Director. Phone 205-975-2333. Core is located in SHEL 960,962, and 972.
Technologies Core (Core B) is designed to fulfill critical gaps in core support
for projects related to developmental neurobiology. Specifically, this core
along with Core C has been designed to serve as a cost-effective, intellectual
and technical focal point for the bench scientists who address issues of
nervous system development and function that are germane or directly related
to IDD. Detailed Core B description
Core C - Developmental Neurobiology Imaging and Tissue
D. Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Developmental Neurobiology Imaging and Tissue Processing Core
provides state-of-the-art equipment and technical support for
experimental projects on the assembly and modulation of synaptic,
neuronal, and glial structure and function. By sharing technical
expertise, equipment, facilities, and professional staff, the
Core facilitates cost-effective, cross-project collaborations.
Detailed Core C description
Core D - Developmental Genomics
Korf, M.D. and Ludwine
Developmental Genomics Core (Core D) represents a new component
of the UAB IDDRC created by integrating the resources from
three existing groups: the Genomics Core Laboratory of the
GCRC, the Heflin Center for Human Genetics, and the Medical
Genomics Laboratory of the Department of Genetics. Detailed
Core D description
Provides clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy capability,
equipment for advanced IDD imaging variants such as functional fMRI and fMRI/EEG,
technical support for data collection, and assistance in study design for researchers
interested in utilizing non-invasive assessments of clinical populations.