The purpose of the Core Laboratory is to increase MSU's capacity for conducting biomedical research, specifically by providing laboratory training and services for faculty and students.
The Core Laboratory is located in the Richard N. Dixon Academic Research Building. Dixon houses common equipment used by faculty in the departments of biology, chemistry, and, to some extent, physics. The majority of the Core Laboratory's equipment can be found in room 218A, with other pieces of equipment in Dixon rooms 207, 209, 210, 215, 217, 218, 218C, 218E, and 223. Assistance is provided by the Core Laboratory technical staff: Ms. Mollie Lange, Ms. Kelley Murphy, and Mr. Kevin Swinson.