The Office of the Vice President for Research provides support for a number of resources for our researchers. In addition to proposal development and financial oversight and compliance, the OVPR provides support for many of GW’s core facilities, including:

Animal Research Facility
The Animal Research Facility (ARF) provides space, equipment, and care for laboratory animals used for research and teaching purposes.

Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory
Researchers in the Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory work to improve methods of determining infrastructure safety based on current knowledge and cutting-edge technologies.

The Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis
The Flow Cytometry Core Facility currently houses a state-of-the-art, digital high-speed sorter and an analog analyzer. Projects conducted by the major users include developing safe hematopoietic stem cell gene therapies to treat inherited hematologic disorders like hemophilia A, and characterization of dendritic cell populations involved in immune responses to parasitic infections modeling those found in patients afflicted with AIDS.

Genomics Core Facility
This Core is available to serve all faculty members at the University whose work involves gene profiling, molecular pathogenesis, mutation detection, and biomarker discovery. The Facility allows for on-site gene transcript profiling, mutation/polymorphism detection, and SNP microarray genome-wide association studies.