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The Children's National Research Institute

Core Facilities

Children's National Research Institute’s investigators have access to state-of-the-art centralized areas of technology and expertise. Some of these core facilities are run as a fee for service facility and others are based on collaborative scientific relationships. Please contact the Core Director to access and learn more about the services provided.

Cellular Neuroscience Imaging

The Cellular Neuroscience Imaging Core assists investigators with a broad array of imaging tools for neuroscience analysis including stereo dissection microscopes, electron microscopy, wide-field fluorescence microscopy, unbiased stereology, and time-lapse multiphoton microscopy.

FACS Core Equipment

The CNMC FACS Core consists of four FACS analysis instruments located in Rooms 5340, 5220 and 5224, and one FACS sorter located in 5224. A summary of each piece of equipment is included here.

Genetic and Bioinformatics Core

The goal of the Genetic and Bioinformatics Core facility is to enable research across the institute as well as external laboratories, through applications of specialized technologies and expertise to investigators’ projects.

Investigational Drug Service

The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) is a research pharmacy charged with the management of research medications used in clinical drug trials, as well as the oversight of medication use in drug trials conducted throughout Children’s National.


Proteomics Core

The proteomics core laboratory at Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI) is located in the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research. It provides an excellent technological platform to support and advance the basic and clinical research at CNRI and the George Washington University (GWU).


The primary function of the RAF is to assist faculty, trainees, and staff in upholding organizational commitment to treat animals in a humane way, according to the highest ethical and scientific standards.