Core Services of the Center

The Liver Center operates four biomedical core facilities to expedite and enhance the research performed by Center members. The Cores are designed to provide liver-specific services that are unavailable elsewhere within or outside UCSF. Overall, the four Cores offer Center members several tangible benefits: preferred access to specialized equipment, expert advice and assistance, and cost-efficient products to make the most of existing research dollars. The Cores are intended to serve both clinical and basic science researchers.

    Cell Biology Core

    Jacquelyn Maher, MD, Director

    • Primary liver cells
    • Liver cell lines
    • iPSC


    Clinical & Translational Core

    Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, Director

    • Biostatistics
    • Archived tissue
    • Biospecimen acquisition and storage



    Immunology Core

    Jody Baron, MD, PhD, Director

    • Flow cytometry and cell sorting
    • ELIspot and FLUOROspot
    • Single cell analysis & CyTOF
    • QPCR


    Pathology & Imaging Core

    James Grenert, MD, PhD, Director

    • Routine histology and IHC
    • Custom histology and IHC
    • Microscopy and image analysis


    Other Resources


    NORC Mouse Metabolism Core

    Allison Xu, PhD, Director