Core Facilities

Technology & Expertise for Researchers

Sanford Research’s core facilities provide Sanford scientists with a wide range of expertise and state-of-the art technology for basic, translational, and clinical research.

Led by highly trained staff, these core facilities encourage cutting-edge research and techniques that advance the overall mission of Sanford Health.

Sanford Research’s core facilities are located at the Sanford Research Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

Core Facilities

Biochemistry Core

The primary function of the Biochemistry Core is to enable investigators to successfully utilize the BioID method to screen for protein associations in live cells.

We also provide assistance with gel-based protein separation, western immunoblotting and gel/membrane imaging.

Evaluation Services Core

Our evaluation services help non-profit and government entities produce evidence-based, culturally appropriate practices.


Flow Cytometry Core

The mission of the Flow Cytometry (FCM) Core is to assist all the investigators in the Sanford community and their regional collaborators in performing cutting-edge flow cytometry and cell sorting.


Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics Core

The mission of the Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core is to provide infrastructure, expertise and support in molecular biology applications for COBRE project leaders and other Sanford Research researchers.


Histology & Imaging Core

The primary role of the Histology and Imaging Core (HIC) is to provide histology and light microscopy support to the laboratories of Sanford Research. The goal of the histology services section of the core is to provide expertise in histological staining. The goal of the Imaging services portion of the HIC is to provide light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy to visual both living and fixed cells.


READ Core

The mission of READ is to provide investigators, IRBs, and Tribal Nations with high quality research support and to ensure compliance with federal and tribal regulatory requirements for community-linked, transdisciplinary human subjects research.


Research Design & Biostatistics Core

The mission of the Research Design & Biostatistics Core is to provide assistance with research projects including planning and designing research studies, data collection and management, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results.