Preclinical Imaging Core (PIC)

Overview of Services

The Tufts Preclinical Imaging Core (PIC) is located on the Tufts Health Science campus in Boston. The facility provides equipment and expertise for molecular and anatomical imaging for basic research and translational studies in live animals, devices, and tissue samples. In addition to supporting research at Tufts University and affiliated hospitals, the Facility offers a wide range of contract research services for Biotech and Pharma.

Major instrumentation includes:

  • PerkinElmer IVIS Spectrum CT Biophotonic Imager
  • VisualSonics Vevo 2100 Ultrasound Imaging System
  • Skyscan 1176 High Resolution Micro-CT Scanner
The technology provided by these instruments is applicable to a wide range of research areas that include tumor and stem cell biology, infectious disease, neurobiology, wound healing and signal transduction. The Facility is also equipped to develop imagable animal models and perform surgical procedures and cell/tissue culture to support in vivo imaging and preclinical testing studies with these instruments.

For cancer researchers at academic institutions and companies, the facility offers novel luciferase- and fluorescent protein-based syngeneic and xenograft models as well as technical services for studying in vivo tumor growth and metastasis and preclinical drug testing. A technician is available for animal handling/husbandry, introduction of tumor cells and therapeutics into animals, and other services. Contact us for more information.

Leadership

Corinna Beale

Andrew Phillips

Director of Preclinical Services

Preclinical Imaging Core Manager

617-636-4148

617-636-3117

Corinna.Beale@tufts.edu

Andrew.Phillips@tufts.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours  Location

Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM 

 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02111

 South Cove 476 & Sterns 411

Links and Resources

  1. https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/research-services/core-facilities-resources/preclinical-imaging-core-pic
  2. https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/about-tufts-cms
  3. https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Andrew Phillips
Preclinical Imaging Core Manager
 
617-636-3117
 
Andrew.Phillips@tufts.edu
 

 
Corinna Beale
Director of Preclinical Services
 
617-636-4148
 
Corinna.Beale@tufts.edu
 

 

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