Notice:  the Stanford iLab server will be down from from 5am – 8am on Sunday 10/30/16


Welcome to Stanford University's Shared Scientific Facilities Management System

This web-based scheduling, ordering, and billing system (commonly referred to as "iLab", after it's commercial supplier) is used to manage twenty-four of the shared scientific faciliites at Stanford University.  These facilities provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, expert staff, and specialized scientific services.  They are open to all Stanford University researchers and many of them also provide services or access to instrumentation to other academic, non-profit, and for-profit researchers. 


You can browse through the services and instrumentation from the List of Core facilities, or Search for them in the Search tab.  In order to use the facilities managed via this system, you will need to establish an account.  You can do that by following the "Login" link in the upper right of this page (note that we suggest that you avoid using Internet Explorer).  Stanford researchers should login using their SUNET IDs.  If you don't already have an account in the system, you will be asked for some information, including selecting your PI to establish your membership in a research group.  PIs and researchers with their own fellowships will already have accounts in the system and can just login.  If you need to be added to additional research groups (e.g. researchers with their own fellowships who want to use their PI's funding), please contact support at  Non-Stanford users with accounts can also use the "login" link and then login using their iLab credentials.  New non-Stanford users should use the "sign-up" link to establish a new account.



Stanford-specific iLab Lab Manager Guide

Vendor helpsite for core customers

Vendor helpsite for iLab lab managers

Vendor helpsite for core facility staff



Stanford University Website

List of Cores of Interest to Biomedical Researchers

Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (not on iLab)


Stanford's F&A rates

 All federal and many non-federal sponsors recognize the need to reimburse not only the direct costs of research but also the  indirect costs associated with the research.  These indirect costs are known as Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs and are expressed in terms of a rate.  To learn more about Stanford University’s F&A Rates and what the current year’s rates are, please click on Stanford's F&A rates link above (it's the title of this secton). 


iLab Cores at Stanford University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Comp Med Animal Histology Service Center Michael John Renzi 650-724-3874
PET/MRI Metabolic Service Center Praveen Gulaka, PhD 650.721.1701
Stanford Center for Innovation in In-Vivo Imaging at Porter (Sci3@Porter) Frezghi Habte 650-721-3129
3-Dimensional Printing & Rapid Prototyping Facility Jerome Geronimo 650.498.4252
Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory Nay Saw 650.725.2918
Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery (BioADD) Laboratory Jayakumar Rajadas, Ph.D. 650.724.6806
Cell Sciences Imaging Facility: Beckman Center Jon Mulholland jwm at 650.725.7532
Cell Sciences Imaging Facility: Shriram Center Jon Mulholland 650.725.7532
Fly Media Center Todd Galitz 650.799.1554
Functional Genomics Facility John Coller, Ph.D. john.coller at 650.736.1026
Gene Vector and Virus Core Javier F. Alcudia, PhD 650.723.0588
High-Throughput Bioscience Center David Solow-Cordero, Ph.D. 650.725.6002
Human Immune Monitoring Center Holden Maecker, PhD 650.723.1671
Microfluidics Foundry Adam White 604-992-6484
Neuroscience Microscopy Service Andrew Olson, Ph.D. 650.723.8818
Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM)
Stanford Center for Innovation in In-Vivo Imaging (SCI3) Timothy Doyle, D.Phil. 650.724.8250
Stanford University Mass Spectrometry Allis Chien, Ph.D. allis at 650.723.0710
Transgenic, Knockout, and Tumor Model Center Vittorio Sebastiano, Ph.D. vsebast at
Translational Applications Service Center Joanna Liliental, PhD 650.736.1285