Scientific Instrumentation (Core D)
Design and construction of specialized scientific research equipment.
An investigator contacts the Core to schedule an initial meeting to discuss needs. Once needs are determined, material is ordered using investigator’s funds, and the work is performed. For a more complex project, several meetings may be needed during the workflow. Investigators are not charged for labor or consultations, only for materials. Services include:
- Electronic equipment with customized interfaces
- Electromechanical and other research equipment such lathe-produced replacement fittings, unique valve assemblies for perfusion studies
- Equipment for use in human EEG experiments, in vivo electrophysiological recordings, and behavioral studies
- Fabrication of fMRI-related apparatus for human or animal testing