The Northwestern University Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center is comprised of 62 collaborating cutaneous bench biologists and 12 skin-focused clinical research members from 25 departments, divisions and centers across Northwestern University.
Central to the work done at the SBDRC are our Administrative Core and three distinct research cores. The core facilities are designed to help SBDRC investigators accomplish their research goals related to cutaneous biology and to support newly recruited junior investigators who are interested in skin research. The cores strive to enhance the research progress of all SBDRC users via access to specialized techniques, expertise, biological analysis, and instrumentation, while optimizing the capabilities of manpower and resources and efforts at cost effective rates. Each Core has a dedicated, well-trained staff member whose primary role is the education and assistance of SBDRC members in the special techniques available in that core.
Learn more about our cores via the links below.
Research Core Facilities
Learn more about the core services available through our center.
- Skin Tissue Engineering and Morphology (STEM) Core
formerly the Skin Tissue Engineering Core and the Morphology and Phenotyping Core
- Gene Editing, Transduction and Nanotechnology (GET iN) Core
formerly DNA/RNA Delivery Core
The Administrative Core is responsible for coordinating all activities of the SBDRC, including our research programs that encourage scientists to become involved cutaneous research. Learn more about SBDRC's research initiatives below.
- Educational Programs
Find out more about our educational activities and initiatives
- Pilot and Feasibility Program
Learn more about our award program focused on developing and supporting skin cell-related research initiatives
- Minority and Gender Awareness Program
Discover this program focused on inclusion in skin biology research and developing underrepresented groups in cutaneous research
Please remember to properly cite the SBDRC if our core facilities and scientists contributed to your pending or published work. Please read the Publication Guidelines for Users of University Core Facilities for more information.