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NSU Center for Collaborative Research


Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) is one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida.

Located adjacent to the university’s Health Professions Division complex on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, the 215,000-sq.-ft., six-story CCR is equipped with wet and dry labs; state-of-the-art research equipment, including access to a high-performance computing environment; and other resources, such as Florida LambdaRail, a high-speed broadband service delivery network with connectivity throughout the nation.

The CCR building has been submitted to the United States Green Building Council for review with the intent of receiving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The CCR took two years to complete and reflects an investment of nearly $100 million in Broward County. 

NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. More than 200 research projects are currently underway at NSU, including studies on cardiovascular disease, anti-cancer therapies, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, coral reef restoration, stem cells, disorders that cause blindness, wildlife DNA forensics, and more.

Core Facilities

Researchers throughout NSU's Center for Collaborative Research share the following core facilities, further enhancing collaboration opportunities. These Core Facilities are available to tenants as well.

  • Genomics Core Facility for sequencing human genes associated with disease
  • Flow Cytometry Core Facility for isolating special cell types such as immune and stem cells
  • Cell Therapy Core Facility for developing immunotherapies and regenerative medicines
  • Imaging Core Facility with advanced digital microscopy capabilities
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