Core Services

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 Hepatocytes
    • Primary Nonparenchymal Cells
    • Human Liver Cells
    • Immortalized Cell Lines
    • Disease-specific iPSC
    • Training​
    • Price List


    Clinical & Translational Core

    Sandy Feng, MD, PhD, Director

    • Biostatistics Services
    • Biostatistics Price List
    • Patient Cohorts
    • Archived Human Tissue
    • Biospecimen Acquisition & Storage​



    Immunology Core

    Jody Baron, MD, PhD, Director

    • Flow Cytometry & Cell Sorting
    • ELIspot & FLUOROspot
    • Single Cell Analysis & CyTOF
    • QPCR
    • Consultation & Training​
    • Price List


    Pathology & Imaging Core

    James Grenert, MD, PhD, Director

    • Routine Histology & IHC
    • Custom Histology & IHC
    • Microscopy & Imaging
    • Consultation & Training​
    • Price List


    Other Resources


    NORC Mouse Metabolism Core

    Allison Xu, PhD, Director