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UGA and Emory Collaborations Increase Life Science Research Potential

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Georgia life scientists will shar core facilities to collaborate on research.

Life scientists at different institutions around the country work on similar projects, trying to find answers to pressing science questions. Often times, researchers collaborate with colleagues from different institutions to help further their work, by getting support from others in their field. In early 2015, the University of Georgia, Athens and Emory University in Atlanta received $45 million in funding for collaborative life science research projects. Now, these 2 leading research institutions are continuing to work together through sharing their core facilities.

Researchers from Emory University will now be able to use 16 core facilities at UGA, including facilities for:

  • Imaging
  • Electron microscopy
  • Isotopes
  • Flow cytometry
  • Mass spectrometry

UGA researchers will have access to 14 core facilities at Emory, including facilities for:

  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Transgenic mouse and animal models
  • Cancer tissue
  • Electron microscopy

Michael Zwick, PhD from the Emory Unviersity  School of Medicine and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center explained that "we are very pleased to offer researchers at both Emory and UGA greater access to each others' core facilities. At Emory, we have been working hard to better organize and consolidate our shared service centers, and this is an excellent time to pursue greater collaboration with our partner institutions in Georgia for the benefit of our faculty and our research mission. We hope to expand this kind of facilities collaboration with our other partners."

Current research news covering the work being conducted at these 2 universities include:

Emory Scientist Receives $1.6 Million for Aging and Cancer Research

Athens Scientist Granted $2.1M for Vitamin Research

Emory Researchers Find Anti-Cancer Potential in Lichens and Rhubarb

$3.24 Million Awarded to UGA for for Life Science Graduate Programs

Emory Bioresearchers Learn Why Many HIV Vaccines Cause More Infections Than They Heal


Emory University School of Medicine 

The University of Georgia and Emory University are two of the top research institutions in the southern United States, receveing millions of dollars in annual life science funding. In the 2015 fiscal year, Emory University received $287.9 million from the NIH and UGA received more than $45.8 million. 

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Tags: Emory University, University of Georgia, Southern, Georgia, Emory, UGA, Athens, Atlanta, GA, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, collaborative research, Core Facilities

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