The Faculty of Arts and Science’s core scientific facilities provide faculty, researchers, and students with an array of specialized equipment, technologies, and services to support innovative research. These cores offer a wide variety of services and instruments. Fees, access, and required training vary by core. A comprehensive list of research cores at Harvard University and affliiate institutions is available through Harvard Catalyst.
FAS Research Computing facilitating the advancement of complex research by providing leading-edge computing services. Research Computing staff maintain expertise in constantly changing computing technologies, while “speaking the language” of FAS researchers, to help them use computing more effectively. Computational resources are available for high performance and scientific computing, visualization, and data storage. Research Computing continually expands its services and technologies, ensuring researchers have access to a world-class computational environment.
- Director of Research Computing: Scott Yockel
- Manager; iPS Core Facility: Laurence Daheron
The FAS Division of Science's Informatics group provides bioinformatics analysis support for all users of the core sequencing facility and to FAS faculty groups regardless of the origin of their data. In addition we have the responsibility for sample submission, tracking, scheduling and billing services for many of the core instrument facilities across FAS.
- Director of Bioinformatics: Tim Sackton
- Director of Software Operations: Aaron Kitzmiller
- Faculty Director: Sean Eddy
The Office of Animal Resources (OAR) is the central animal care department for Harvard's FAS campus. Services provided by OAR include: research animal procurement from commercial vendors, import of animals from and export of animals to academic institutions; daily animal care and health assessment; veterinary care; infectious disease monitoring; animal quarantine; and research model/protocol consultation.
- Interim Director: Kate Pritchett-Corning
- Faculty Advisory Committee: Craig Hunter, Jeffrey Macklis, & Josh Sanes
The Lab provides work space, tools, parts, and technical assistance for Physics/SEAS students and faculty who need to design and build custom electronic instruments. The Lab staff can assist with schematic and circuit board design, help order parts, provide soldering/assembly instruction, and help debug circuits. Alternatively, we can start from your specifications and develop fully custom instrumentation to meet your needs.
Manager: James MacArthur
The Instructional Physics/SEAS Machine Shop, located in the basement of Lyman Lab, is set up to be primarily a teaching shop for the Physics Department and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. We have a state-of-the-art facility, complete with computerized machine tools and full arc welding capabilities.
- Director of Fabrication and Student Shops: Stan Cotreau
- Manager: Joyce LaVecchio
- SCRB FACS Faculty Steering Committee: Amy Wagers, Jeffrey Macklis, & Douglas Melton
- Histology Specialist: Cathy MacGillivray