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Johns Hopkins Bayview Research CORES

Biostatistics, Epidemiology And Data Management (BEAD) Core

The BEAD Core provides consulting and support services to new and established investigators engaged in human subject research on the Bayview campus. Specific services include programming for new and ongoing research projects, basic and complex biostatistical analyses, as well as consultation and support for study design, analysis plans, manuscript preparation, and public presentations.

For more information or to sign up for a consult visit or email

Brain Imaging Core

The focus of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Brain Imaging Core is to facilitate the integration of neuroimaging methods into clinical translational research. The core will provide scientific and technical expertise in neuroimaging protocol development, image processing and analysis.

For more information contact Gwenn Smith, Ph.D. at 410-550-8696 or email

Center for Inherited Disease Research/ CIDR

The Johns Hopkins University CIDR/SNP Center, located in the Triad building, is a high throughput genotyping facility serving JHU and the scientific community at large.  It is part of The Genetic Resources Core Facility (GRCF), a JHU service center with six divisions. Collectively, these divisions offer a number of products and services to aid researchers in molecular biology and genetics studies. It is our mission to provide solutions to the everyday challenges of laboratory research. Additionally, the GRCF sponsors various educational programs, product seminars and an annual symposium.
For more information please call 410-614-0702 or email


In an effort to synergize inter-disciplinary clinical and translational research, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is committed to using innovative research tools and information technologies to promote collaboration regardless of organizational affiliation or position within the bench-to-bedside-to-population spectrum of science. This expertise portal is a key component of Johns Hopkins University (JHU)'s mission to catalyze the application of new knowledge and techniques to clinical practice at the front lines of patient care.

Core Store

The JHU Core Store provides one-stop shopping for more than 100,000 products from 16 of the leading life science suppliers with no shipping, handling or ice fees.  There is also convenient 24/7 access to the top selling products on the 1st floor of the Asthma & Allergy Building.

For more information please contact Lee Hilliard at 410-502-3959 or email

Flow Cytometry Core

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Center exists to support the research initiatives of Johns Hopkins Bayview Faculty and staff. We are committed to providing state-of-the art flow cytometry technology to address cutting edge questions in biomedical research.  It is located in the Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower.  

For more information contact the director, Mark Soloski, Ph.D., at 410-550-8493 or email

Genomics/Genetics Core

The Lowe Family contributions created the Genomics Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview, directed by Kathleen Barnes, Ph.D.  Genomics is the study of which genes are turned on or off during certain diseases.  Philanthropic funding made possible the recruitment of Dr. Felipe Andrade, a basic scientist in genomics.  Drs. Barnes, Andrade and their team are working to identify the genes that contribute to flares and remissions of vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and other chronic inflammatory diseases.

The Genetic Resources Core Facility is a JHU service center including the Core Store and five Research Services.  Collectively, these divisions offer a wide variety of products and services to all Hopkins researchers. The divisions of the GRCF include:

  • Cell Center
  • DNA Analysis Facility
  • Fragment Analysis Facility
  • High Throughput Sequencing  
  • SNP Center

Histology Core

The Bayview Histology Core provides frozen and paraffin embedding and sectioning for basic research investigators at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus, including basic brightfield staining (i.e., H&E).  It is located in the Asthma and Allergy Center.  

For more information contact James E. Watkins III at 410-550-8107 or email

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ITCR)

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH is a resource grant that supports the Johns Hopkins ICTR. This includes the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) on the Bayview Campus.  The Bayview CRU, located on the 3rd floor of the B building, provides clinical research infrastructure resources including dedicated research nursing and specimen processing, a Sleep Research Core, Cardiovascular Imaging Core, Body composition and Exercise Core, Nutrition research support, and a Core laboratory. Support for informatics and biostatistics is also available through the ICTR.

For more information contact Debra Grudzien, CRU administrative manager, at 410-550-1880 or email

Microscopy/ Confocal Imaging Core

The Microscopy Core at the Johns Hopkins Bayview offers confocal laser scanning microscopy services to the Hopkins community and beyond. Located in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center, the Microscopy Core is available to help researchers develop technical solutions for special research needs. The Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope is one of the top systems in the field, equipped with eight laser lines, four objective lenses and six PMT detectors. It's capable of simultaneous detection of up to five fluorescence channels. In addition to typical confocal applications, such as collecting digital fluorescence z-stacks at improved resolution, more advanced applications such as FRET and FRAP also are available.

For more information about the Microscopy Core at Johns Hopkins Bayview, contact Gary G. Li, Ph.D., at 410-550-5964 or e-mail

Proteomics Research Center

The Courtney Amos Research Fund and the Daniel P. Amos Family Proteomics Center were established to further the study of proteomics at the Johns Hopkins Proteomics Center.  Proteomics is the analysis of proteins encoded by genes, which will permit physicians to understand and intervene in various forms of inflammation that underlie many diseases. Jenny Van Eyk, a leader in proteomics research joined the Hopkins faculty to lead the Center.

For more information about the Proteomics Core at Johns Hopkins Bayview, contact Jenny Van Eyk, Ph.D., at 410-550-8511 or e-mail