Core facilities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center provide researchers, students and outside companies access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and expert scientific services. These facilities help to enhance the Health Science Centers'  research enterprise and support the university's mission to create solutions for a healthier community.

Browse our facilities under the Core Facilities tab above.

To use the facilities managed with the iLab platform, you will need to create an account using the links at the top right of this page. 

  • HSC Students/Staff/Faculty will need to sign-up as an UNTHSC user. This will allow you to sign-in using your EUID and allow you to be recognized as an internal user. Students/Staff will need to request access to your PI's lab during the sign-up process.
  • External users will need to sign-up for an iLab account as a non UNTHSC user. For help with the sign-up process, you can visit the iLab Help site or contact 
  • If you have any issues with the registration process or working with the core facilities via iLab, please contact

iLab Cores at University of North Texas Health Science Center

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Department of Lab Animal Medicine

The Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides the UNTHSC faculty, staff, students and other partners with high quality, cost-effective research bio-resources. DLAM provides veterinary and personnel training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine and technology.

Lacy Bowen 817-735-2013
Discovery Centers

The Discovery Centers provide the campus community and small startup companies participating in the UNTHSC Acceleration Lab, access to two laboratory spaces with wet lab bench space and a unique inventory of general biomedical laboratory equipment to accommodate a wide range of research needs.

Katrina Gordon 817-735-5127
Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Flow Cytometry Core Facility provides a comprehensive instrumentation suite and services in cell sorting and analysis. Currently, the core supports a cell sorter, benchtop cytometers, a fluorescence microscope, and an optical imaging system.

Sharad Shrestha, Ph.D 817-735-0117
Genomics Core Facility

The HSC Genomics Core Facility (GCF) is well equipped for molecular biology relating to next-gen sequencing and computational genomics. Our GCF represents a collaborative venture between multiple universities (i.e., A & M, UTA, and UTSA) for sample prep, sequencing, analysis; interpretation.

Sharad Shrestha, PhD 817-735-0117
Microscopy Core Facility

The HSC Microscopy Core Facility (MCF) provides access to two state-of-the-art Zeiss LSM confocal microscopes and a data analysis station. Staff is available to train interested users in the use of all equipment or, alternatively, offer imaging on a fee-for-service basis.

Kishor Kunwar   817-735-0613  
Pharmaceutical Analysis Core Lab

The SCP Pharmaceutical Analysis Core Lab engages in the analysis of small molecules, including nanoparticles, to support the early drug discovery and development endeavors of UNTHSC faculty and others through collaboration as well as fee-for-service.

Donna Coyle 817-735-0688