Research Resources

HMS Core Facilities

Research Core Facilities provide access to highly specialized services, equipment, and staff that would otherwise be too expensive for an individual laboratory to support.
See a list of all HMS Core Facilities HERE.

Bioinformatics Support at HMS

The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core

In an effort to provide bioinformatics analysis services and training to the HMS Community, the HMS Tools and Technology Program has provided additional support and resources to the Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core (HCBC). HCBC provides expertise in areas such as array analysis, next-gen sequencing (NGS) and functional analysis. Their NGS support includes epigenetics, transcriptomics, single cell sequencing, and re-sequencing studies. HBC works together with research computing groups on all aspects of data management. Visit the Core's website.

HMS Research Computing

Research computing staff help researchers get access to software and hardware resources and provide advice on how to use those resources. Ask us big or small, beginner or expert questions. Research computing consultants with a life science background can talk with you about your project, help you decide an effective strategy for the computational part of your research, and acting as liaisons to other parts of IT to access the necessary resources. If we can't help with a particular problem, we'll try to find somebody who can. Visit their website for a complete list of services.

Harvard Catalyst Core Facilities Database

Harvard Catalyst has created this searchable database of core facilities at HMS and its affiliated institutions. The cores are indexed by institution and by service category; the catalog is also searchable by keyword. The database will grow as more cores are established and additional services are identified.
Click HERE to search the database.


To expand your search beyond Harvard core facilities, access the eagle-i resource discovery platform directly. Launched in 2010, this open-source application allows researchers to search for the resources they need within the Harvard community and throughout a network of universities across the U.S. Resources include core facilities, instruments, organisms, antibodies, cell lines, plasmids, biospecimens, algorithms, and human studies.
Click HERE to access the database.

  • Contact Us

    Caroline Shamu, PhD, ex officio
    HMS Scientific Coordinator for Cores and Technology
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Tanya Egloff, Administrator
    Office of the Dean for Basic Science and Graduate Education

    Robert Datta, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology

    Peter Howley, MD
    Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy

    Joseph Loparo, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Norbert Perrimon, PhD
    Professor, Department of Genetics

    David Rudner, PhD
    Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology

    Adrian Salic, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

    Michael Springer, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology