Core Resources

Information about our core laboratories

For information about our core laboratories, please see the VCU Office of Research website.

Additional resources for clinical research are available within the SOM Clinical Research Administration group as well as the Center for Clinical and Translational Research website.

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Bricks and Mortar: The most recent additions to research space include the Goodwin Research Building, opened in 2005 to support research in the Massey Cancer Center, the Molecular Medicine Research Building (opened in 2009), the Pauley Heart Center (on the seventh floor of Sanger Hall, completed in fall 2012), the Massey Cancer Center vivarium (completed in fall 2012) and the expansion of space for our Structural Biology Core in the basement of the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Medical Education Center (completed in fall 2013). All new labs are organized in an open lab format to encourage research collaboration. The receipt of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award in 2010 led to the creation of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR), located in the old Richmond Academy of Medicine Building. The increased space for basic science research and creation of the CCTR has enabled us to move more easily toward the translation of basic science discoveries into new and novel treatments for patients.

Sanger Hall

Sanger Hall aerial viewSanger Hall (486,495 GSF)

  • B3: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Emergency Medicine
  • B2: Animal Resources
  • B1: Physiology, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology
  • First Floor: Internal Medicine, SOM Research Administration, SOM Graduate and M.D.-Ph.D. programs
  • Second Floor: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Third Floor: Physiology and Biophysics
  • Fourth Floor: Radiology, Pathology
  • Fifth Floor: Microbiology, Physiology, Pathology
  • Sixth Floor: Neurology, Microbiology
  • Seventh Floor: Internal Medicine-Endocrine, Pauley Heart Center, Microbiology
  • Eighth Floor: Ophthalmology, Neurology, Surgery, Internal Medicine- Nephrology, Pediatrics, Radiology
  • Ninth Floor: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Microscopy Core Facility, Surgery
  • 10th Floor: anatomy dissection suite for students
  • 11th Floor: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Human and Molecular Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics
  • 12th Floor: Pediatrics, Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Kontos Medical Science Building

Kontos Medical Science Building (128,491 GSF) Kontos Medical Science Building exterior view

  • Second Floor: Neurology, BSL3 Microbiology, Pediatrics

  • Third Floor: Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Fourth Floor: Immunology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Fifth Floor: Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Sixth Floor: Neurology (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Pediatrics

  • Seventh Floor: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Neurosurgery

  • Eighth Floor: Animal Care

Molecular Medicine Research Building

Molecular Medicine Research Building street viewMolecular Medicine Research Building (125,000 GSF)

  • Second Floor: Physiology and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Third Floor: Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Fourth Floor: Human and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Fifth Floor: Physiology and Biophysics, Internal Medicine

  • Sixth Floor: Internal Medicine

  • Seventh Floor: Human and Molecular Genetics (Institute for Molecular Medicine)

  • Eighth Floor: Animal Care (transgenic animals)

McGuire Hall and Annex

McGuire Hall and Annex street viewMcGuire Hall and Annex (39,580 GSF)

  • First Floor: Internal Medicine, Microbiology

  • Third Floor: Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Fourth Floor: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Smith Building

Smith Building exterior viewSmith Building (10,731 ASF)

  • B: Animal Care

  • Seventh Floor: Pharmacology and Toxicology

BioTech I and Center

BioTech I and Center street viewBioTech I and Center (17,856 ASF)

  • First Floor: Human and Molecular Genetics, Biostatistics and Psychiatry (The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics; the Mid-Atlantic Twin Registry)

  • Second Floor: Surgery

Goodwin Research Laboratory

Goodwin Research Laboratory exterior viewGoodwin Research Laboratory (71,000 GSF)

  • Floors 1 to 3 are all occupied by researchers in the Massey Cancer Center from the following departments: Human and Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Internal Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery.

One Capital Square

One Capitol Square street viewOne Capitol Square (72,000 GSF)

  • Floors 4 through 9 house Epidemiology and Community Health, Social and Behavioral Health, Healthcare Policy and Research and Biostatistics

Center for Addiction Research

Center for Addiction Research

  • 203 East Cary St.

  • To open July 1, 2013

  • Psychiatry, Radiology

Research Space Guidelines

The VCU School of Medicine’s Research Space Guidelines serve to document the criteria that guide the School’s Dean in the distribution of research space