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Analytical and Assay Core

Overview of Services

The Analytical and Assay Core is a core facility in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Its main goal is to provide support for various radioimmunoassays, enzyme-linked immunoassays (ELISA), molecular and chemical analyses.                     

These facilities and services are a resource for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UMMC collaborators and other educational and research institutions on a fee-for-service basis.

The specific aims of this core are:

  • To provide and ensure uniform methods for collection, labeling, transporting, storage and analysis of biological samples, including plasma, urine and tissues.
  • To provide accurate and timely analyses of these samples.
  • To provide supervision of commonly used analytical procedures.
  • To provide maintenance for equipment used by multiple investigators in different projects in the department and
  • To train new personnel in the proper use of the equipment.
  • To provide hardware and software for computerized collection and retrieval of data from radiation counters.
  • To reduce the expenditure of research funds by bulk purchasing of supplies at discount and by allowing equipment, instruments and facilities to serve multiple investigators.
  • To provide expertise and equipment to develop new and improve existing assays.
  • To provide personnel needed to ensure compliance with regulations in radiation safety, and handling of blood-borne pathogens and hazardous chemicals. 

Elizabeth Flynn, the laboratory manager, has more than 10 years of experience performing radioimmunoassays and other biochemical assays. Dr. Barbara T. Alexander is the overall core leader and coordinates administrative and budgetary components of the core.


Elizabeth Flynn Manager Research Core Lab
Barbara Alexander Core Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 Monday - Thursday 

2500 North State Street
G475, G567
Jackson, MS.

Links and Resources

  1. Analytical and Assay Core


Name Role Phone Email Location
Barbara Alexander
Core Director

Elizabeth Flynn
Laboratory Manager
G475, Guyton Researcher Center