The Center for Molecular Medicine and the College of Medicine sponsors three scientific cores for use by researchers at the University of Kentucky and elsewhere. These cores include a Protein core providing services for the production and characterization of proteins, an Organic Synthesis core synthesizing small molecules not commercially available, and a Genetic Technologies core producing recombinant virus, and other molecular biological reagents. These cores, sponsored in part by a Center Of Biological Research Excellence grant, through the National Institute of General Medicine, provide low cost services to facilitate the research of its users. For University of Kentucky faculty the core services charges are further reduced through supplementation. In addition investigators without research funding can apply for vouchers, which, if approved will cover the cost of the services provided.