About the CBSR

The Northern New England region is among the most rural in the U.S. with limited access to shared resources and technologies that provide obligatory support to advance biomedical research and enhance network collaborations. To address this unmet need, we have consolidated our leading research core facilities into a new Center for Biomedical Shared Resources (CBSR) to offer an innovative, dynamic, integrated model of core facilities. Based on “TeamScience”, we can provide pioneering approaches and technologies to faculty, students, and investigators throughout the region, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and advancing discovery. The CBSR will leverage extensive NIGMS investment in the region and provide a unique and vital role in our rural research environment to serve clients who otherwise would not have local or regional access to unified complex service and instrumentation at competitive, affordable prices.  The CBSR cores came together on the main level of the Firestone Medical Research Building, in a new state-of-the art and LEED certified space, in January 2023.


The creation of the CBSR is supported by NIH-C06 Award 1C06OD030087-01 to Dr. Gordon Jensen.


For more information about the CBSR, and upcoming events, visit the CBSR Homepage.




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iLab Organizer

The CBSR facilities use the iLab Organizer website for service requests and booking equipment. Visit the iLab organizer website here.



Join the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network by clicking here.


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iLab Cores at University of Vermont (UVM)

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Harry Hood Bassett Flow Cytometry and Small Particles Detection (FCSPD) Facility

The Harry Hood Bassett Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting (FCCS) facility at UVM is a College of Medicine Core Facility designed as a multi-user resource for the high speed analysis and sorting of cells.

Roxana del Rio-Guerra, PhD Roxana.Del-Rio@uvm.edu
UVM Bioinformatics Shared Resource

Bioinformatics provides access to quality analysis services that will produce accurate, reproducible, and informative results efficiently and leads the results to publication, application to basic science and translational research questions, and/or preliminary data to support additional funding.

Dr. Julie Dragon Julie.Dragon@uvm.edu (802) 656-7777
UVM Microscopy Imaging Center

The Microscopy Imaging Center is a Core Facility designed as a multi-user resource for the collection and analysis of biological images for clinical and research applications. The MIC consists of multiple microscopy-based imaging systems, computers and software for image analysis


Douglas J. Taatjes douglas.taatjes@med.uvm.edu 802-656-0373
Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN) Bioinformatics Core

The Vermont Biomedical Network Bioinformatics Core provides bioinformatics support to life science researchers in Vermont and Northeast Regional IDeA States.

Heather Driscoll hdriscol@norwich.edu (802) 485-2602
Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN) Proteomics Facility

VBRN Proteomics Facility enables investigators to use an array of state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based techniques for proteomics experiments.

Dr. Bin Deng Bin.Deng@uvm.edu (802) 656-5099
Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource - VIGR

The Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource (VIGR) is an overarching umbrella encompassing four distinct shared resource facility arms: DNA Analysis, Microarray, Massively Parallel Sequencing Facilities, Bioinformatics Shared Resource.

Dr. Julie Dragon julie.dragon@uvm.edu 802-656-7777

non-iLab Cores at University of Vermont (UVM)

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Cancer Center

The University of Vermont Cancer Center is home to many different research programs that help us to understand the causes of cancer and to strive for a cure. We have research covering all tumor types and cancer-related fields.