Core Facilities

 The Center for Muscle Biology Core Facilities are located on UK's campus in the Charles T. Wethington (CTW) Building and the Multidisciplinary Science (MDS) Building.  Center for Muscle Biology membership is composed of basic muscle molecular and cellular biologists and physiologists with fully equipped wet labs located across the campus.  Collaboration is wide-spread to share expertise. 

Muscle Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Imaging Core

The Muscle Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Imaging Core (MIMIC) offers several services to researchers working with muscle. Please visit the MIMIC page for more information about equipment and services offered.


Muscle Function Core

Located in CTW 429, the Muscle Function Core has the Aurora system to carry out whole ex-vivo muscle functional analyses. Functional properties that can be determined include specific force, calcium sensitivity, rate of tension recovery, passive and active muscle stiffness, and break length. For more information, please contact Dr. Tim Butterfield.



Human Performance Lab (HPL)

The Human Performance Lab, established in 2013, is available for CMB researchers to translate their research findings to humans. Located in the Multidisciplinary Science Building, the lab contains equipment capable of assessing physical function, strength, fatigue, biomechanics, range of motion, and gait, as well as for exercise training; computers with all software necessary for data collection and analysis are also onsite.  A list of all equipment can be found here. The lab interfaces closely with the CCTS Clinical Services Core, where muscle biopsies are performed for the Human Muscle Bank. For more information about the Human Performance Lab, please contact Doug Long