Office of Research Research Core Facilities Status during Covid-19 (updated Nov 10, 2020) - Office of Research

Research Core Facilities Status during Covid-19 (updated Nov 10, 2020)

Research Core Facilities Status during Covid-19

 

Campus Research Core Facilities remain committed to supporting research and to reducing the risk of person-to-person transmission during the COVID-19 outbreak.  See below for the current operational status and services.

Phase 2 Researchers:  Contact the core facility for information about requesting access to or services from CRCF.  Core activity and acceptance of projects is subject to local governance by the Faculty Advisory Board, department, and/or Dean’s Office.  All the ongoing efforts approved for Phase 1 and 1x can choose to move to Phase 2 gradually and cautiously: no further approval is required unless mandated by the unit chairs/deans/directors. Considering the current infection trends in Yolo and Sacramento counties, we will not be moving on to Phase 3 until our saliva testing facility scales up. However, we will have an incremental research ramp-up to Phase 2x effective October 30, 2020.

Read about Phase 2X details in the Phase 2x of the On-Campus Research Ramp-Up Plan.

(Revised Oct 27, 2020).

Bioinformatics Core

Operations Status: Full (remote work)
Staff Onsite: Minimal (server maintenance only)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: All analysis services as normal
Project Types: Ongoing and new projects accepted
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Matt Settles
Contact Email: settles@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://bioinformatics.ucdavis.edu/

Biological Electron Microscopy Facility

Operations Status: Phase 2x: sample screening, data collection, sample preparation, training of select existing users (one per group)
Staff Onsite: Fei Guo, Technical Director
User Onsite Access:  Sample drop-off, entry for existing users mandatory social distancing and mask use for sample preparation and data collection. All entry must be prearranged with Fei Guo. No new user entry.

Remote Services: New project consultations, sample preparation advice, conferences via phone, email and Zoom
Project Types: Projects in which samples are already stored in Facility; projects in play before shut-down; new projects with approval (see below)
Status Notes:  Updated Nov 5, 2020.  Grid prep considered at discretion of Technical Director Fei Guo, with physically distanced sample drop-off. Work areas limited to one person/room. Projects must be approved by 1. researcher’s unit; 2. Facility and Technical Directors; 3. MCB Chair.

Core Contact: Enoch Baldwin
Contact Email: epbaldwin@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://bioem.ucdavis.edu/

Campus Mass Spectrometry Facilities

Operations Status: Limited / operating at Phase 2x
Staff Onsite: Limited
User Onsite Access: Yes, approved for Phase 2x
Remote Services: Project planning, analysis, proposal support, consultations via videoconferencing
Project Types: Phase 2X projects only
Status Notes: Updated Nov 6, 2020

Core Contact: William Jewell
Contact Email: wtjewell@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cmsf.ucdavis.edu/

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging

Operations Status: Limited (up tp Phase 2X projects and remote work only)
Staff Onsite: Limited
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Project planning, proposal support, image analysis, and consultations via videoconferencing
Project Types: Phase 2X – staff performed
Status Notes: Updated Nov 5, 2020

Core Contact: Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Douglas Rowland
Contact Email: ajchaudhari@ucdavis.edu ; djrowland@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cmgi.ucdavis.edu/

College of Biological Sciences DNA Sequencing Facility

Operations Status: Suspended
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Emergency services
Project Types: None
Status Notes: no additional information

Core Contact: Sheryl Bernauer
Contact Email: slbernauer@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: http://dnaseq.ucdavis.edu/

Controlled Environment Facility

Operations Status: Normal with restrictions
Staff Onsite: Normal
User Onsite Access: Limited to approved projects / assess reservations required
Remote Services: None
Project Types: Phase 2x projects
Status Notes: Updated Nov 5, 2020.  Access reserved through PPMS.

Core Contact: Kevin Roberts
Contact Email: kwroberts@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://cef.ucdavis.edu/

DNA Technologies Core

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Consultations via Zoom calls, email support and troubleshooting
Project Types: Critical and essential projects
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Lutz Froenicke
Contact Email: lfroenicke@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://dnatech.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/

Flow Cytometry Shared Resource

Operations Status: Resumed at 80% capacity
Staff Onsite: Yes – to support approved projects
User Onsite Access: Trained users can access analytical flow cytometers.
Remote Services: Remote services (e.g. data analysis and consultation) available by appointment.
Project Types: PI and Dept leadership must approve projects.
Status Notes: Updated Nov 9, 2020.  Building access restricted.  PPE and decon procedures required.

Core Contact: Bridget McLaughlin
Contact Email: bmclaughlin@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/cancer/research/sharedresources/flowcytometry.html

Health Sciences District Advanced Imaging Facility

Operations Status: Open for approved projects
Staff Onsite: As needed
User Onsite Access: Available for approved trained users
Remote Services: Consultations and imaging of fixed samples
Project Types: Approved Phase 2X projects
Status Notes:  Updated Nov 5, 2020.  Access must be pre-approved and must follow all guidelines.  Training of new users is very limited.

Core Contact: Ingrid Brust-Mascher
Contact Email: ibrustmascher@ucdavis.edu
Core Website:  https://advancedimaging.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/

High Performance Computing Core

Operations Status: Full (remote)
Staff Onsite: Minimal (cluster maintenance only)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: All HPC services as normal
Project Types: Ongoing and new projects accepted
Status Notes: Updated Nov 10, 2020

Core Contact: Sergey Buduchin
Contact Email: sbuduchin@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://hpc.ucdavis.edu

Imaging Research Center

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: None
Project Types: None
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Cameron Carter
Contact Email: cscarter@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://health.ucdavis.edu/irc/

Interdisciplinary Center for Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited
User Onsite Access: Limited
Remote Services: Project consultation and data processing
Project Types: Limited to Phase 2X guidelines
Status Notes: Updated Nov 6, 2020.  Access must be pre-approved and follow safety guidelines.

Core Contact: Justin Glessner
Contact Email: jjglessner@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: http://icpms.ucdavis.edu/

Keck Spectral Imaging Facility

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: Restricted to researchers with essential need
Remote Services: None
Project Types: Critical and essential projects
Status Notes: Updated Nov 5, 2020.  Research users must be approved for an essential need, must be onsite during KSIF measurements, and must agree to good practice plus wear masks.

Core Contact: Cody Chalker
Contact Email: ksif@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: new site pending

Light Microscopy Imaging Facility, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Operations Status: Limited to only pre-approved essential research.
Staff Onsite: None
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Remote access to gpu-accelerated workstations for data processing and Deep Learning.
Project Types: Limited to only pre-approved essential research. No projects currently have this status.
Status Notes: Self-service use must adhere to PPE guidelines posted on entrance to facility.

Core Contact: Michael Paddy
Contact Email: mrpaddy@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://microscopy.mcb.ucdavis.edu/

Mouse Biology Program

Operations Status: Operating at Phase 2X
Staff Onsite: Minimal to accommodate Phase 2X activity
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: All regular phone and video teleconferencing meetings continue as per normal
Project Types: All service requests and research projects that can be safely accommodated under Phase2x guidelines and approved by director.
Status Notes:  Updated Nov 5, 2020

Core Contact: Kent Lloyd
Contact Email: kclloyd@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://mbp.mousebiology.org/index.php

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Operations Status: Operational and available for research approved by the VCR.
Staff Onsite: As needed for equipment maintenance and to provide access for approved research.
User Onsite Access: Can be arranged for approved research
Remote Services: Can be arranged for approved research
Project Types: Research approved by the VCR
Status Notes:  Updated Nov 5, 2020.  Samples from external clients may be dropped off in a contactless way and run time permitting. UC Davis samples have priority.

Core Contact: Jeff Walton
Contact Email: jhwalton@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://nmr.ucdavis.edu/

Proteomics Core Facility

Operations Status: Limited
Staff Onsite: Limited (equipment maintenance and supply management)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Consultations
Project Types: None
Status Notes: No additional information

Core Contact: Brett Phinney, Gabriela Grigoran, Michelle Salemi
Contact Email: bsphinney@ucdavis.edu, ggrigorean@ucdavis.edu, msalemi@ucdavis.edu

Core Website: https://proteomics.ucdavis.edu/

West Coast Metabolomics Center

Operations Status: Resumed (remote and on-site work) for existing assays – no new assay development
Staff Onsite: Resumed (~ 50% on-site work)
User Onsite Access: None
Remote Services: Mass spectrometry control remotely via Team Viewer; data processing
Project Types: New projects welcome, for existing assays such as lipidomics, primary metabolism, biogenic amines, bile acids, steroids
Status Notes: Updated Nov 5, 2020

Core Contact: Oliver Fiehn
Contact Email: ofiehn@ucdavis.edu
Core Website: https://metabolomics.ucdavis.edu/

 

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