Innovate in RVA: Biomedical Innovations

Oct 27 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Bio+Tech Center, Founders Conference Room
800 East Leigh Street Richmond, VA 23233


Activation Capital

Event Information

Join Activation Capital and the VCU Office of Research and Innovation to learn about the VCU Core Laboratory Facilities available to support innovators and entrepreneurs on October 27th. Hear from the directors of these labs to learn more about the equipment and capabilities of each lab. In addition to learning more about the core facilities, we will be joined by Dr. Barbara Boyan, Executive Director of the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine.

11:00 a.m. – Dr.  L. Ashley Cowart, Director, VCU Lipidomics and Metabolomics Core

11:20 a.m. – Kalyan Mallempati, MS, Manager, VCU Genomics Core
11:40 a.m. – Dr. Jolene Windle, Director, VCU Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Core
12:00 p.m. – Keynote speaker: Dr. Barbara Boyan, Executive Director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine.  “Core Labs Are the Core Foundation of Universities that Excel at Transdisciplinary Research”
12:40 p.m. –  Dr. Massimo (Max) Bertino, Director, VCU Nanomaterials Characterization Core
1:00 p.m. – Dr. Tytus Bernas, Director, VCU Microscopy Core
1:20 p.m. – Dr. Martin Safo, Director, VCU Structural Biology Core
1:40 p.m. – Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, VCU Flow Cytometry Core


Core Laboratories in Attendance with tables and posters (Atrium)

Microscopy Core

Flow Cytometry Core

Lipidomics and Metabolomics Core

Transgenic / Knock-out Mouse Core

VCU Genomics Core

Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry

Structural Biology Core

Tissue and Data Acquisition and Analysis Core

High-Performance Research Computing

Cancer Mouse Models Core

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