There are numerous resources available to enhance the research capabilities of investigators in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Some of these resources are housed in laboratories of individual investigators and others are in core laboratories managed by the office of the Vice President for Research. Central resources that are available include the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility (DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry-based protein and metabolite analysis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, and on-site enzyme freezer program), Laboratory Animal Resources (provides care and housing for a variety of animals at multiple locations across campus and will assist with procedures for experimentation), and the Central Instrument Facility (provides infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy). In addition, resources are available within the Department of Biomedical Sciences for electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, quantification of hormones by radioimmunoassay, radioiodination of proteins, micro-injection of oocytes, microsurgery of embryos, measurement of changes in intracellular calcium, high throughput RT-PCR, and a hypo/hyperbaric chamber for studying the effects of large variations in barometric pressure on physiological parameters. One of the newest resources available to the CSU research community is the Center for Bioinformatics core facility.