Core Facilities

Neuroscience Core Facility

The Neuroscience Institute maintains state-of-the art research facilities and equipment, made available to faculty, staff scientists, students, and (by special arrangement) non-GSU researchers .

The Neuroscience Core Facility helps faculty, staff scientists, and student researchers perform biological assays (RIA, ELISA, EIA, Protein Assays, etc.), histology (IHC, ISH, autoradiography, Tissue Sectioning), experimental design and analysis, and other laboratory operations, methods, and procedures including laboratory safety.

The Neuroscience Core provides not only access to space, equipment, and supplies, but also expert consultation and training. Mary Karom, the Neuroscience Core Facility laboratory supervisor, tailors services to meet the needs of individual researchers and teams, whether for a single experiment, or a start-to-finish coordinated research project.

To schedule a consultation, orientation or more information, contact Mary Karom at For orientation courses, provide your campus ID to Mary Karom and she will enroll you in the appropriate courses. Then log in to D2L Brightspace to take the courses provided there for you.

For in-depth information about the Neuroscience Core Facility, visit Be sure to check out all the links in the navigation bar across the top of each page for fuller explanation of important topics, such as “Instrumentation”, “Training”, “Biological Assays”, etc.

BLAST Server

Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) allows sequences generated by researchers in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University to be shared with the public.