Our Proteomics Core aids investigators and trainees with high performance computation in proteomics, as well as other "Omics" type applications needing efficient analysis of large-scale biological data sets.
Also, the Meharry Proteomics Core provides state of the art services, training and bioinformatics-driven data analysis to the Meharry translational research community.
It is our aim to keep this facility up to date computationally and intellectually with services to support education and research in proteomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biology.
The ability to incorporate proteomics into translational and clinical biomedical research is critical for the discovery of therapeutic interventions and high fidelity biomarkers of disease and response to therapy.
The objective of this component of our MeTRC Program is to establish a Proteomics Core facility, which will serve a broad research community and will significantly enhance translational and clinical research at Meharry Medical College. The establishment of this facility is significant in developing novel diagnostics and therapeutic interventions for infectious diseases critical to woman's health.
The Specific Aims of the proposed activities are:
To develop a Proteomics Core Facility to support Meharry's clinical and translational research activities, and; to develop collaborations and partnerships inside and outside of Meharry Medical College that accelerate clinical and translational research, with the common link being the reliance on state-of-the-art proteomics strategies.
Based on the interest of current faculty in this resource, and their successes to date with proteomics in exploratory studies with collaborators at other institutions, we are confident that this investment will yield significant returns of discovery and fulfill basic-translational-clinical collaborations locally and nationally.
The Meharry Medical College Proteomics Core is funded by resources provided by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) and by the Meharry Medical College Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) programs of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Investigators, please cite this core appropriately in all abstracts, posters, papers and grant submissions:
"Experiments/Data analysis were performed by the Meharry Medical College Proteomics Core, which is supported in part by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI) grant G12 MD007586 and by the Meharry Clinical and Translational Research Center (MeTRC) grant U54 MD007593 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the NIH."