About the BRCF
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Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) are campus-wide laboratories that develop and provide state-of-the-art scientific resources to enable biomedical research.

The BRCF was formed in 1986, offering centralized access to research services, shared equipment and the expertise of biomedical researchers/investigators to support research projects. Our mission is that we believe in serving you, advancing health, and paving the way for great discoveries in biomedical research at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Core Facilities aim to ensure centralized access to some of the latest instrumentation and services for investigators, avoiding the duplication of institutional expense and effort. Core instrumentation is regularly being upgraded to keep pace with the rapid advance in biomedical research. Cores have highly trained staff to carry out investigator projects, as well as access to workshops and training opportunities, increasing efficiency and quality control in coordinating services for multiple users. We are a fee-for-service provider, offering these services at a reasonable cost.

The BRCF uses MiCores as a single portal for investigators to request services from core facilities. MiCores is a scheduling, billing and reporting system that is fully integrated into the University of Michigan financial system. From the initial request through billing to data reporting and performance metrics, both internal and external clients have access to MiCores.

BRCF Advisory Committee

The BRCF Advisory Committee is responsible for assessing the scientific direction and research impact of current and possible BRCF Cores, and evaluating the prioritization of Cores within the strategic research mission. Recommendations are to be made to the Senior Associate Dean for Research.


  • Anitha Chennat, Interim Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities


  • Peter Hitchcock, Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Karl Jepsen, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Chair of Research, Glancy Family Scholar, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Genetics
  • Evan Keller, DVM, Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Professor of Pathology and Associate Professor of Comparative Pathology, Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Ron Koenig, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Internal Medicine; Director, Medical Scientist Training School
  • David Kohn, M.S.E., Ph.D., Professor, Dentistry, Department of Biologic and Materials Science, School of Dentistry; Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Ben Margolis, M.D., Professor, Biological Chemistry Department; Professor, Internal Medicine Department
  • Miriam Meisler, Ph.D., Professor, Human Genetics Department
  • Martin Myers, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn H Vincent Professor, Diabetes Research; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine; Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Ph.D., Ruth Tuttle Freeman Research Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Radiology

Core Facility Leadership

  • David Adams, M.S.Ed., Managing Director, Flow Cytometry Core
  • Anitha Chennat, M.B.A., Interim Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • Chris Gates, M.S., Managing Director, Bioinformatics Core
  • Maureen Kachman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Metabolomics Core
  • Olivia Koues, Ph.D., Managing Director, Advanced Genomics Core
  • Claudia Lalancette, Ph.D., Managing Director, Epigenomics Core
  • Thomas Lanigan, PH.D., Director, Vector Core
  • Henriette Remmer, Ph.D., Director, Proteomics and Peptide Synthesis Core
  • Zachary Freeman, Ph.D., Interim Director, Transgenic Animal Model Core
  • Carrie Schray, M.A., Business Manager, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • Stephen Russell, M.S., Director, Biomedical Research Store
  • Venky Basrur, Ph.D., Managing Director, Proteomics Resource Facility

Administrative Staff

  • Julie Power, Administrative Specialist, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • Ati Tislerics, Administrative Specialist, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
Communication & Culture Team

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Communication and Culture Team plays a pivotal role in supporting an environment of inclusivity while promoting the mission of the BRCF. Through extensive communication planning, event support, and an array of creative services, our team assists in bringing your marketing and communication projects to life. They provide support for digital and email marketing; event logistics and support; and graphic design.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are an integral part of the work we do at the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF). We value the wealth of knowledge and expertise that comes along with a diverse workforce. We believe that making space for those who are underrepresented can allow positive outcomes to flourish.

Anitha Chennat
Interim Director, Biomedical Research Core Facilities
portrait of Anitha Chennat

*For additional resources to help you with your research, visit the Office of Research Communications Toolkit.
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Contact Us
Biomedical Research Core Facilities
Office of Research, University of Michigan Medical School
1150 W. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0674
Phone: 734-936-2638
About Us
The Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF) are part of the Medical School Office of Research, where our mission is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Michigan Medicine research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact.

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