NCTR, Division of Microbiology

National Center for Toxicological Research

Facility Contact Form orDr. Steven Foley (email)

The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is the primary research center of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The one-million square foot research campus in Jefferson, Arkansas plays a critical role in the missions of FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services to promote and protect public health.


  • Sony SA3800 Flow Cytometer with cell sorter – counting, collecting and analyses of different cell populations
  • BioStat Qplus Semicontinuous Anaerobic Culture System – microbiome and long-term microbial growth studies
  • Anaerobe chambers – multiple chambers to conduct microbiome research
  • Fast Purification Liquid Chromatography System – analyses of metabolites
  • Illumina Miseq System – DNA sequencing

All potential use of NCTR equipment must be aligned with NCTR’s mission and may require a technology transfer agreement:

NCTR conducts scientific research to generate data for FDA decision making, and develops and supports innovative tools and approaches that FDA uses to protect and promote individual and public health.

If you would like to contact this core facility, please fill out the "Facility Contact Form" on the right of this page. This contact method helps ARA measure the success of the CFE in connecting potential collaborators and will flow directly to the core director’s email inbox.