Accordingly, the specific aims of the BARB Core are:
- Provide services to DRTC Regular and Supported Members and pilot & feasibility grant awardees in the specialized areas of mitochondrial bioanalytical analysis, oxidative stress assessment, and atherosclerotic lesion quantification using state-of-the-art research facilities, specialized expertise, and quality control.
- To substantially reduce cost and investigator time commitment by accessing centralized resources, as opposed to operating independent laboratories and hiring separate faculty/staff.
- To provide investigators and their technical personnel opportunities to learn and to further develop new research methodologies through recurring workshops and initial consultations to enable optimal usage of the various services of this core.
- Pursue and develop methodologies that allow the investigator to extend capabilities and precision in redox biology, and to foster multi-disciplinary collaborations.