Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core
The mission of the Cellular and Molecular Imaging (CMI) Core facility of the Integrative Neuroscience COBRE center is to provide infrastructure and resources necessary to perform cellular and molecular imaging of biomolecules as well as media preparation to further research at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The Core facility is located on the third floor of the Fleischmann Lifesciences building in the Biology Department of the College of Science.
This facility is designed to support training, use, and analysis of a variety of structural and functional neural imaging techniques. The core is located at MSS 300, which houses a set of workstations and software for neuroimaging analyses, along with neuroimaging systems. The core provides access to fMRI in humans and small animal MRI by partnering with scanning facilities at Renown Hospital, Reno and the University of California, Davis.
Virtual and Augmented Reality Interaction Core
The Virtual & Augmented Reality Interaction Core (VARI) provides state-of-the art virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) hardware to perform neuroscience or social science research at the University.
The VARI core is located on the third floor of Mackey social science (MSS rooms 306, 308 and 309). This core also provides VR/AR software development services (and to a limited extent mobile app development) to help University faculty with research that aims to use VR/AR.