Overview

USC School of Pharmacy maintains multiple core laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment suites and appropriate research staff support, providing facilities not typically maintained in individual labs. The four main laboratories, the Mass Spectrometry Core (MS Core) Laboratory, Translational Research Laboratory (TRLab), the Histology Laboratory and the Lentiviral Laboratory, are all located in the John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences Center on the USC Health Sciences Campus. The TRLab houses a number of specialized instruments used for Molecular Biology, Cell and Immunobiology, Imaging, and Analytical applications. The Mass Spectrometry Core (MS Core) is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for imaging mass spectrometry (IMS), high-throughput screening, and quantitative metabolomic and proteomics. Both the Histology and Lentiviral cores are mainly service-based facilities. The facilities serve the USC scientific community from both campuses, and are also available to researchers outside of USC.