Biomedical and Obesity Research Core

Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules
Welcome to BORC

The Biomedical and Obesity Research Core (BORC) is a one-stop shop core facility in the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD). BORC provides cutting-edge biomedical research services for investigators in the University of Nebraska system and external users.

BORC’s facility includes two offices and a 2,000-square-foot laboratory on the lower level of Leverton Hall. Two animal rooms for in vivo study are located in the Life Science Annex on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Additionally, to meet our users' needs for large-capacity, high-speed computational solutions, BORC is networking with the Holland Computing Center.

BORC’s Goals

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