Center for Translational Biomedical Research


Lab and Office Space

The CTBR of UNCG is housed on the 4th floor of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute Building, which was completed in 2008 at the North Carolina Research Campus, and houses the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, and research centers of three additional universities. The CTBR laboratory space is well equipped for both biomedical (pathology, biochemistry, and molecular biology) and bioanalytical (proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics) studies, and is organized according to functional areas.

Proteomics, lipidomics & metabolomics

  • Thermo nanoUPLC-QExactive HF
  • Thermo UPLC-TSQ Quantiva
  • Leco GC-TOF
  • Agilent LC-TOF
  • Agilent HPLC with UV and ELS Detectors
  • Dell PowerEdge R820

Cell Culture

  • Biological Safety Cabinets
  • CO2 Incubators

Biochemistry and molecular biology

  • Applied Biosystem 5700 real time RT-PCR
  • Fujifilm Luminescent Image Analyzer LAS4000 System
  • Bio-Tek Synergy Multimodel Microplate Reader

Bioactive Compound Extraction

  • Buchi Sepacore flash chromatography system
  • Shimadzu preparative HPLC system
  • LabConco freeze/dry system


  • Zeiss LSM 700 confocal microscope
  • Olympus BX51 and 1X715 Fluorescent Microscopes/Imaging Systems
  • Leica CM1850 Cryostat Microtome


  • Beckman Optima Max XP Ulrtacentrifuge
  • Sorvall WX-80 Ultracentrifuge