Shared Resources


UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center currently provides six shared resources to help our researchers discover how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Below you will find information on each shared resource including services and rates.

Did you know that UCLA offers other extensive shared resources to support your research? Scroll down or click here to jump directly for more information on the resources available to you.

Biostatistics, Analytical Support & Evaluation (BASE)

Serves as the biostatistical and biomathematical resource for investigators in areas of basic science, translational and clinical research design, and data analysis, modeling and management.

Flow Cytometry

Supports instrumentation, and technical and professional assistance for performing laser-based flow cytometry. The also perform consultation and educational support for all research professionals.


Provides comprehensive next generation sequencing and microarray services in a cost-effective and timely manner to serve UCLA’s basic, translational and clinical researchers.

Molecular Screening

Maintains small molecule chemical libraries for screening by investigators, and can tap into existing libraries and develop new libraries in conjunction with UCLA chemists.

Small Animal Imaging

Performs imaging for UCLA investigators and the scientific community. The resource also assists with study design, procedures, and training and data analysis for interpretation of results.

Translational Pathology Core Laboratory

Performs human tissue procurement, histology services, laser capture microdissection, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, data analysis, and pathology consultation services.

Other UCLA shared resources

In addition to the JCCC Shared Resources listed above, UCLA offers many other shared resources to support your cancer research. Below is a list of resources available to you. This list is updated periodically as new resources are developed. If you have a resource that is not listed that you believe should be, please contact Peter Bracke via email.

  • Immune Assessment Core
    CLIA certified laboratory that provides comprehensive immunological testing services for basic, clinical, and translational studies.
  • UCLA Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
    Houses five mass spectrometers, used for the structural determination and quantification of a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Metabolomics (UCLA Metabolomics Center)
    Provides metabolomics and proteomics shared resources.
  • Proteomics
    Full-service technology center that offers a comprehensive suite of proteomic services to the UCLA community and other partnering institutions.
  • Mitochondrial and Metabolism Core
    Specializes in mitochondrial bioenergetics, providing guidance and services focused on mitochondrial bioenergetic functions, including respirometry and ATP production, as well as imaging of mitochondrial mass, membrane potential and reactive oxygen species.
  • SEER Registry
    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program has collected data on cancer cases from across the nation since 1973 and can provide this information and cancer statistics to support research.
  • Tumor Registry
    The UCLA Health Tumor Registry collects data on all cancer patients seen at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics. This data can be mined for your research.
  • AI in Imaging and Neuroscience Core
    Provides automated and semi-automated processing of medical images with a special focus on vascular diseases and cancer using advanced pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms.
  • Obtaining Medical Record Data to Conduct Research
    The ability to obtain electronic medical record data from patients seen at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics for research purposes. Specific approvals required.
  • Computing Technologies Research Laboratories
    Specializes in research and clinical data collection, management, and reporting solutions. Also develops Internet-accessible, web-based database applications that enable and enhance clinical & basic research and education.
  • Microbiome Core
    Performs services related to microbiome studies including gene and metagenomics sequencing, sample collection and processing, and bioinformatics and data analysis.
  • Neuroscience Genomics Core
    Provides RNA/DNA library preparation and sequencing, genotyping, whole genome methylation assays and additional services.
  • Advanced Light Microscopy and Spectroscopy Laboratory
    Offers consultation, services, and support for the application of novel microscopic and spectroscopic methods and advanced image analysis techniques for the study of macromolecules, cellular dynamics, and nano-scale characterization of bio-materials.
  • Biological Chemistry Imaging Facility
    Provides resources for data acquisition and analysis for radioactive, fluorescent, and photographic samples as well as digital imaging and document production.
  • Brain Research Institute Electron Microscopy Core Facility
    Services include fixation and embedding of specimens, thin sectioning, use of the electron microscopes, gold labeling, negative stain, and light microscopy of plastic embedded materials.
  • Electron Imaging Center for Nanomachines
    Provides state-of-the-art electron microscopy instruments and assisted usage services, and also offers training to help users address complex electron imaging needs.
  • MCDB/BSCRC Microscopy Core Facility
    Provides provide access, training and assistance with a wide array of high-end imaging systems, and with a strong educational component.
  • Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory
    Provides a unique collection of analytical and imaging tools along with expert technical support to enable the physicochemical characterization of nanomaterials and systems under a wide range of applications and experimental conditions.
  • Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
    Core services includes human MRI research scanning, and facilities provide a full suite of advanced pulse sequences for structural functional, diffusion, blood flow, spectroscopic imaging and EEG systems.
  • Integrated Molecular Technologies Core (IMTC)
    Services include consultation and troubleshooting in techniques for efficient gene delivery, virus production, customized gene expression profiling, cytological phenotype profiling, and high-throughput molecular screening studies.
  • Lipidomics Laboratory
    Provides highest quality of quantitative lipid measurements from biological samples including cells, tissue, serum, and media. Also offers automated sample preparation, two mass spectrometry platforms, and data analysis.
  • Macromolecular Crystallization Facility
    Consultation and technical assistance available to researchers prior to, and following, experiments.
  • Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
    Provides wide range of sample characterization techniques for researchers and mass spectrometry services.
  • Cryo EM Facility
    Uses cryo-electron microscopy (also known as cryoEM) to “take photographs” of viruses and other macro-molecular complexes.