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Core Research Facilities

WSU Health Sciences in Spokane has the following research core facilities on its campus. The facilities were partially funded by grants from the Health Sciences and Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA).

Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry is a highly quantitative high throughput technique to accurately detect and quantitate various cell components at the single cell level. The Flow Cytometry core facility is located on the third floor of the PBS building and is equipped with the necessary instrumentation for your cell analysis and sorting needs. Read more.


A variety of genetic and genomic services are provided by the CORE, from DNA/RNA extraction to next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics.

Please contact Dr. Yiyong (Ben) Liu by email or at 509-368-6741 to discuss your project needs. Read more.

Mass Spectrometry

Mass Spectrometry is considered the gold standard in drug and metabolite analysis, with the advantages being its ability to detect drugs/metabolites at very low concentrations, its ability to distinguish a specific drug/metabolite from all other compounds in a biologic sample, and its speed, meaning a short turnaround time for results. Read more.


The capability of confocal microscopy is performing optical sectioning of thick biologic samples (tissues or cells) and three-dimensional reconstruction of images that are collected. Read more.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a powerful technique for investigating the structure of molecular entities, primarily those in solution, by radio-frequency interrogation of the sample held in a powerful magnetic field. NMR has been used extensively in drug screening and lead identification. Read more.

Program of Laboratory Animal Resources (PLAR)

PLAR’s goal is to facilitate compliance with all federal, state and local regulations governing animal utilization in teaching, research and testing. The staff of the department strives to maintain a quality animal care program that meets the standards required to receive accreditation by the Association for the Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).


If you are interested in using the Core Facilities at WSU Spokane, please fill out and submit this New User Form.