Research Infrastructure Core (RIC)

The purpose of the RIC is to provide the administrative structure, instrumentation, and expertise needed to perform biomedical and health disparities research in the urban setting of Baltimore. Research to address health disparities requires a multifaceted approach given that inequities in health outcomes are observed in diseases whose mechanisms involve complex interactions between genes and the environment. The RIC facilities will support research aimed at reducing addiction, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes and to better understand the role of food security in health and disease, to promote health informatics, among others. Based on the current and future research needs of Morgan State University, the three Core Research Facilities (CRFs) include:

  1. Animal Research Core
  2. Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Support Unit
  3. Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Core Laboratory