Biomedical and Obesity Research Core

Biomedical and Obesity Research Core

Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules

About the BORC

The Biomedical and Obesity Research Core (BORC) is a one-stop shop core facility in the Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD). The BORC provides cutting-edge biomedical research services for investigators in the University of Nebraska system and also external users. The BORC’s facility includes two offices and a  2,000 square feet laboratory in the lower level of Leverton Hall and two animal rooms for in vivo study in the Life Science Annex on the East Campus of University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition, to meet our users' need for large capacity, high-speed computational solutions, the BORC is networking with the Holland Computing Center.

BORC’s Goal

1)      To provide facilities, equipment, and resources that enable researchers to discover new mechanisms and explore new approaches for prevention of obesity diseases. 
2)      To provide training for researchers on services available in the BORC.
3)      To develop unique and innovative research tools in BORC that will benefit research community at large and contribute to their research and grant applications.
4)      To expand expand research tools, standardize key methodologies, and introduce newest techniques available to investigators. 

Research Tool Development Program

The BORC will support two Research Tool Development projects in 2018-2019 fiscal year. The eligible applicants may be either NPOD internal investigators or other UNL investigators.  The proposed projects are expected to benefit research for multiple labs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The applications must include the following information in three pages (maximum, word or PDF format) and need to be sent to Dr. Yongjun Wang, BORC director at ywang120@unl.edu.  

• Application Title

• PI Contact Information

• Rationale and Objectives of the Proposed Project

• Experimental Plan

• A justification for Funding Request

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