The Advanced Health Data (AHEAD) Research Institute at Saint Louis University is a comprehensive center for data-driven innovation and research to improve the health of individuals and populations.
The institute brings together SLU researchers from various fields and disciplines to help improve patient and population health, advance health care quality and decrease health care costs. The new institute will utilize and develop data resources; novel analytic methods; predictive modeling; machine learning; and integrated, wearable health devices and will collaborate with national research networks.
Animal Research Facility
The Animal Research Facility, located in the ABSL-3 facility of the vivarium in the Doisy Research Center, offers sophisticated equipment for the optical imaging of small animals.
Flow Cytometry Research Core Facility
In addition to five flow cytometers available, the Flow Cytometry Research Core Facility oversees multiple ancillary instruments for use with sample preparation or further analysis. A variety of software programs is also available for use in data analysis.
Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation
The I.D.B.I. A.D.M.E./P.K. Laboratory Service provides expertise, wet-bench support, and L.C./M.S. analysis to help researchers determine pharmacokinetic (P.K.) parameters of potential therapeutics. Drug absorption (A.), tissue distribution (D.), metabolism (M.), and excretion (E.) are critical parameters during drug development.
Advanced Spatial Biology and Research Histology Facility
The Advanced Spatial Biology and Research Histology Facility provides a wide range of microscopy equipment and histological and microscopy services on a fee-for-service basis to researchers at Saint Louis University and other universities and businesses worldwide.
Electron Microscopy Laboratory
The Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Saint Louis University School of Medicine provides diagnostic electron microscopy (E.M.) services for a wide range of surgical specimens as stand-alone electron microscopic analysis or in conjunction with histological and immunohistochemical services provided by the Histopathology Laboratory.
The Histopathology Laboratory offers experts highly trained in all aspects of histology, including complex procedures, to accommodate a wide range of testing needs.