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Molecular Research Core Facility

The MRCF acts as a center of intellectual exchange for ISU's researchers, and a variety of external scientists; we strive to promote collaboration and multi-disciplinary approaches to specific research initiatives. We provide services and shared instrumentation to assist in all areas of molecular based research. One of our priorities is helping scientists get the data they need to publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals. Another goal of the MRCF is to teach the next generation of scientists the proper laboratory skills they will need to become successful researchers by training graduate and undergraduate students on the instruments we maintain in our facility. We also hire Career Path Interns each semester; these students are part of an ISU program that gives undergraduates an opportunity to be involved in research.

ChemiDoc image of FITC bands

Services and Requests

We provide many services for researchers, ranging from Next-Generation Sequencing to RNA extractions. Discover more about the services we provide and how to request those services that will help you with your research.

Multiphoton Objectives with Micro-objective


Read more about the instruments we currently have in the MRCF. Most of the instruments are available for shared use by researchers who have had the necessary training. A few are operated as a service by our staff.

MRCF staff working in the lab

About the MRCF

Learn about the history of the MRCF and see the people who work in the lab.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Excluding University closures and holidays.


    Idaho State University

    Gale Life Sciences, Bldg 65, Rm 461

    650 Memorial Drive

    Pocatello, ID 83209

Contact the Lab

Phone: (208) 282-4148

Manager: (208) 282-1384


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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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