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School of Medicine Greenville

Research Facilities

Cutting-edge research requires cutting-edge facilities. At the School of Medicine Greenville, you’ll have access to major research labs and equipment at Prisma Health and in the Health Sciences Education Building.

Research Facilities Specifics

Biomedical Sciences faculty members engaging in translational research have laboratory space in the Innovation Zone of the Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) on the Prisma Health-Upstate campus. The laboratory is equipped with a range of equipment including:

  • Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
  • Invitrogen IBright Imaging System for DNA and protein applications
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Applied Biosystems ProFlex PCR System
  • Tecan Infinite M1000 Plate Reader
  • Microplate washer
  • Attune NxT Flow Cytometer equipped with four lasers and an autosampler
  • LEICA DM2000 LED Microscope
  • ZEISS Primo Vert Microscope
  • Eppendorf BioSpectrometer
  • Eppendorf Electroporator System
  • Three Biological safety cabinets
  • Incubators: shaking, cabinet and CO2
  • Beckman Avanti JXN-26 Floor Model Centrifuge
  • Three -80 freezers

Biomedical Sciences faculty needing a dry lab space have equipment in one of two Innovation Labs located in the medical school education building.

  • 3D Systems ProJet MJP 2500 Plus 3D Printer
  • Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D Printer
  • Artec Space Spider Industrial 3D Scanner
  • Artec Micro 3D Scanner
  • Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop (used for 3D scanning)
  • iMac Pro
    • Processor:  3.2GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon 
    • RAM:  128GB 2666MHZ DDR4 ECC 
    • Storage:  1TB SSD 
    • Graphics:  Radeon Pro Vega 64 16GB
    • Promise Pegasus3 R4 12TB RAID Storage (used for storing large files, such as 3D models)
    • Samsung 32” SD850 WQHD Monitor (2nd display for iMac Pro)
    • Wacom Cintiq 12WX Interactive Pen Display
  • Mersive Solstice Gen3 Pod
  • iMac Pro
    • Processor:  3.2GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon 
    • RAM:  128GB 2666MHZ DDR4 ECC 
    • Storage:  1TB SSD 
    • Graphics:  Radeon Pro Vega 64 16GB
    • LG 24-inch UltraFine 4K UHD IPS Monitor (2nd display for iMac Pro)
    • Promise Pegasus3 R4 16TB RAID Storage (used for storing large files, such as 3D models)
  • Sony 55” Bravia 4K HDR Professional Display
  • Mersive Solstice Gen3 Pod

Director:  Dr. Jennifer Trilk

USC SOMG is also home to its own Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) located in the Cancer Center at Prisma Health Upstate. The HPL consists of 800 square feet multipurpose room that includes:

  • Artnis Oxymon near-infrared resonance spectroscopy (NIRS) instrument to measure metabolic fitness
  • Parvomedics True One metabolic system to measure cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Phillips StressVue ST80i EKG system for heart monitoring
  • SpeedFlex Training System to measure muscular strength
  • Treadmill, a stationary bicycle, and an arm ergometer

Director: Dr. Ann Blair Kennedy

The Patient Engagement Studio provides a structured opportunity for patients, community stakeholders, physicians, and academic researchers to collaborate in planning, conducting and disseminating research results and health system innovations.

  • The studio began in February of 2016, and to date have reviewed over 80 projects, including the NIH RO1 CRADEL study (R01HD082311).
  • The studio is a recipient of a PCORI Tier A grant in 2017-2018 which created 2 patient engagement studios, one urban and one rural, with a focus on creating research capacity for patients with diabetes.
  • PES received a PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award for a project entitled VIrtual Patient engagement (VIP) Studio: Using technology to engage hard-to-reach patients which began June 1, 2020.


Office of Research Contacts

Anna Blenda, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Victoria Costello
Research Program Manager

Kirby Allen
Research Coordinator

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