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xArchive Neuroscience Core

Overview of Services

The Neuroscience Core provides equipment for use by registered IU labs.  This facility is part of the METAcyt initiative.  Established in 2005, the METAcyt initiative is designed to promote and facillitate research within the scientific community in Indiana and is funded through grants from the Eli Lilly foundation.  Instruments contained within the Neuroscience Core support techniques such as Western blotting, pharmacological assays, qRT-PCR, cryosectioning, etc.  A full listing of equipment can be found on the Schedule Equipment page. 

To use the kiosk for logging time, click here:


New to iLab or the IU Neuroscience Core Facility? Get Started!

  1. Register for an iLab account here with your IU email.
  2. Please contact your PI to grant you access to appropriate KFS funds in iLab (User guide)
  3. Once your account is ready for use, log in to Neuroscience Core and schedule time on the equipment!

If you require assistance with any of the steps above, please refer User Documentation here or email Jim Wager-Miller at


Leadership Team

Ken Mackie, Director
Core Administrator


Jim Wager-Miller, Training and Equipment Maintanence


Trisha Turner, Fiduciary Oversight
Account Manager


Hours and Location



Facility Hours: 24/7

Staffed Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm*

*For help, go to room 142.  Alternative availability upon request

702 N. Walnut Grove

MSBII Room 171, Room 180

Bloomington, IN 47405


Name Role Phone Email Location
Ken Mackie
Core Administrator
MSBII Room 120
Jim Wager-Miller
MSBII Room 142
Trisha Turner
Account Manager
MSBII Room 108

Available Equipment and Resources

Autoclave/Dishwasher (2)
Centrifugation (2)
Cryosectioning (1)
Electroporation (1)
Microscopy (3)
PCR (2)
Plate Reader (3)
Plate Reader/Scanner (1)
Scanner (1)
Western Blotting (1)