Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Based, LCOM Core Research Facilities
Our research and education facilities are located on or nearby the University of Vermont campus, which is adjacent to our teaching partner, The University of Vermont Medical Center. Our team is housed in the Given Medical Building, Health Science Research Facility, the Courtyard at Given, and the nearby Colchester Research Facility.
Our research facilities are part of the Larner College of Medicine Core Facilities which provide researchers with tools necessary for successful projects.
We established and manage the following two state-of-the-art pathology research facilities, essential College of Medicine core facilities.
Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research (LCBR)
The focus of the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research (LCBR) is on understanding risk factors for heart disease, stroke, venous thrombosis, obesity, diabetes, aging, and frailty using a wide variety of assays in population and family-based research settings, particularly in the areas of coagulation, fibrinolysis, thrombosis, inflammation, and immune system function. These results are linked to animal model studies, especially research in murine atherosclerosis. The LCBR is located near UVM's main medical campus in Colchester, Vermont.
Microscopy Imaging Center
The Microscopy Imaging Center (MIC) is a multi-user resource for the collection and analysis of biological images for clinical and research applications. At the light and electron microscopic levels, it provides state of the art, quality assured, morphologically oriented services.
Additionally, we established and manage the following facility as part of The University of Vermont Cancer Center.
Biobank (a tumor tissue repository)
The Biobank collects specimens of cancer and, when possible, adjacent normal tissues within a short time period from surgical resection.
- These specimens are made available to researchers along with associated clinical data.
- The Biobank presently has over 3600 samples (15April 2019).
- The Biobank has over 500 dermatology samples from MOHS surgeries.
- The Biobank facilitates collaborative efforts via the Histology Research Support core of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
- Please view our most current brochure, here.