UTHealth Center for Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Core (CCRIC)

Overview of Services

The fundamental purpose of the Center for Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Core (CCRIC) is to enhance research at the University, specially at the South Campus to increase funded research grants, quality of published papers, and recruitment/retention of faculty. Also, the CCRIC is committed to enhance and expand collaboration at UTSD, other UT Schools, and outside institutions. We aim to support faculty, students, and staff in the optimal utilization of instruments as a shared resource for which cost, operational investment, and expertise is most efficiently and effectively supported. 

Instruments in Shared Resource, services and prices:

  • Aspect RX1 Bioprinter

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr)

  • Allevi 3D Bioprinter

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr)

  • Nikon C2 Confocal Microscope

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $35.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $35.00/hr, External: $45.50/hr) 
Assisted Use Sun-Sat 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $50.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $50.00/hr, External: $65.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $78.00/hr)

  • Nikon NiE Upright Fluorescent Microscope

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $10.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $10.00/hr, External: $13.00/hr) 

  • Keyence BZ-X800E Microscope

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $11.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $11.00/hr, External: $14.30/hr)
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $15.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $15.00/hr, External: $19.50/hr, Commercial/Industry: $23.40/hr) 

  • Nikon A1R/MP Confocal Multiphoton Microscope

Confocal Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $35.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $35.00/hr, External: $45.50/hr)
Confocal Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $70.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $70.00/hr, External: $91.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $109.20/hr) 
MP Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $55.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $55.50/hr, External: $71.50/hr) (Trained)
MP Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $110.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $110.00/hr, External: $143.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $171.60/hr) 

  • Zeiss EVO 10 SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $30.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $30.00/hr, External: $39.00/hr)

  • Quorum 3100 Critical Point Dryer

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $10.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $10.00/hr, External: $13.00 per use)

  • Quorum Q150RS Plus Sputter Coater

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $10.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $10.00/hr, External: $13.00 per use)

  • Nikon SMZ18 Zoom Stereo Microscope

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr, External: $6.50/hr) 
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $7.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $7.00/hr, External: $9.10/hr, Commercial/Industry: $10.92/hr) 

  • Nikon SMZ800 Zoom Stereo Microscope

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr, External: $6.50/hr) 
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $7.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $7.00/hr, External: $9.10/hr, Commercial/Industry: $10.92/hr)

  • BioTek Cytation5

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr, External: $6.50/hr)
Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $10.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $10.00/hr, External: $13.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $15.60/hr)

  • Waters HPLC

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $13.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $13.00/hr, External: $16.90/hr

  • Flexcell FX-5000 Compression System

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $15.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $15.00/hr, External: $19.50/hr)

  • TA Instruments DHR-3 Rheometer

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $15.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $15.00/hr, External: $19.50/hr)

  • ULS VLS 3.50 Laser Cutter

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $13.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $13.00/hr, External: $16.90/hr)

  • Biocare IntelliPATH FLX (Automated IHC staining system)

Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $20.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $20.00/hr, External: $26.00 per slide)

  • Mission Control Workstation: Imaris 10, NIS Elements, NIS De-Convolution

Imaris Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $12.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $12.00/hr, External: $15.60/hr, Commercial/Industry: $18.72/hr)
Imaris Assisted Use Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $24.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $24.00/hr, External: $31.20/hr, Commercial/Industry: $37.44/hr)
NIS Elements & De-Convolution Assisted Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Internal: $20.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $20.00/hr, External: $26.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $31.20/hr)
NIS Elements & De-Convolution Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $0.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $0.00/hr, External: $0.00/hr, Commercial/Industry: $0.00/hr)

  • SolidWorks with Flow Simulation Workstation

Solid Works Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (Internal: $5.00/hr, UT System/In Network: $5.00/hr, External: $6.50/hr, Commercial/Industry: $7.80/hr)
GraphPad 7 Prism Self Use Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM ($0.00/hr) Only available for UTSD

NOTES:

  1. Please read CCRIC Core Policy.
  2. Training is only available  for instruments that have the "Assisted Use" service (Instruments/workstation in blue on the above list). Training fees are the same as "Assisted Use" fees. 
  3. Consultations are free
  4. Summary for anyone who needs training below, for more details see the CCRIC user guide.
    • User can consult with facility on project
    • What type of data needs to be collected
    • When user has a sample ready training will occur

Core acknowledgment in presentations and publications:

Please acknowledge the core since this is very important for assessing successul publications and future funding opportunities.

For example: Confocal fluorescence microscopy images (or specific technique) was performed at Center for Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Core, School of Dentistry, UTHealth Houston.

 

Free Core Services:

Only available for UTSD:

Examination Room in SOD: Room SOD 1422

Telemedicine Rooms in SOD: B9, B16

Getting Started:

UTHealth users sign-in or register with your UT credentials

External users sign-in or resgister with your university credentials

The "sign-in" or "register" button can be found at the top right of the page

Leadership

Dr. Lissette A. Cruz Core Manager  

Location and hours of operation

Hours     Location

Monday - Friday 

9 AM - 5 PM

    7500 Cambridge

    Suite 4401

    Houston, TX 77054

Links and Resources

  1. Link to Research at UTHealth School of Dentistry https://dentistry.uth.edu/research/
  2. Link to UTSD CCRIC core https://dentistry.uth.edu/research/centers/ccr/ccric
  3. C2 microscope video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73LtFVucayI
  4. Microscopy Basics | Nikon’s MicroscopyU
  5. Imaris Home School | Complete Image Analysis Training - Imaris - Oxford Instruments (oxinst.com)
  6. University of Michigan - Common Light Microscopy Modalities
  7. Princeton University - Imaging Modality Tree
  8. ThermoFisher - SEM principles
  9. University of Wyoming - Fundamentals of SEM
  10. Make Binary & Intensity Measurements on Colocalized Channels Nis-Elements Software 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Lissette A. Cruz, PhD
Core Manager
 
713-486-4476
 
ccric@uth.tmc.edu
 
SOD4401