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Core facilities play an integral role in our research infrastructure, empowering researchers to break new ground by offering specialized laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, unique instrumentation and shared services managed by scientists with the technical expertise and experience to help others.

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  • Our facility serves the cell biology and biomedical research community of Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers Behavioral and Health Sciences – New Jersey Medical School. Our facility also provides service to the research needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in the greater Northeast. The workhorse instruments include multiple confocal microscopes, multiple epifluorescence microscopes, and a transmission electron microscope. Support facilities include specimen preparation lab for electron microscopy samples, ultramicrotomes, computer workstations, and capacity of archival data storage

    Key Resources Zeiss LSM 510 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope, Zeiss Spinning Disc Cell Observer Confocal Microscope, Zeiss-Perkin-Elmer UltraView Spinning Disc Confocal Microscope, Zeiss Vivatome Structured Illumination Microscope
    Location Newark
    Contact Name Ed Bonder
  • Advanced Microsopy Shared Resource

    Featuring state-of-the-art microscopy equipment including the laser scanning confocal microscope, laser capture microdissection system, live cell and time-lapse imaging and a variety of upright, inverted fluorescent microscopes, the Advanced Microscopy shared resource provides our fellow researchers access to the cutting-edge imaging technology for enhancing their basic, clinical or translational studies of human diseases and biomedical experiments using either fixed or live cells or tissues.

    Key Resources

    Confocal microscopy; fluorescence microscopy; time-lapse microscopy

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Eileen White

    Contact Email epwhite@rutgers.edu
  • Zebrafish are known to be an excellent vertebrate model system for biological studies such as genetics and toxicology. Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR) hosts a Core Zebrafish Facility located at Nelson Biological laboratories consisting of six Aquaneering racks and one Tecniplast rack in Smithers Hall for Quarantine imports. Principal Investigators can house their research fish while CMR staff provide exemplary daily husbandry care from larval stage through adulthood. Our goal is healthy and productive research fish for your studies.

    Key Resources Breeding and embryo collection; one-cell stage injection; fin-clipping; fluorescent screening; and tank set-ups.
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • The facility has state-of-the-art instrumentation that can be used either directly by users or by facility staff for the analysis of biological samples.

    Key Resources

    Protein identification; protein modifications; structural analysis by H-D exchange; quantitative proteomics

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Haiyan Zheng

    Contact Email haiyanz@cabm.rutgers.edu
  • Biomedical Infomatics Shared Resource

    The overarching mission of Bioinformatics is to provide leading-edge data acquisition and analysis tools, computational informatics expertise, data analysis, and intensive training to foster advances in research and discovery in investigative oncology.

    Key Resources

    Computational imaging; chemical informatics; drug discovery; bioinformatics; systems biology

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Jeffrey Rosenfeld

  • The Biometrics shared resource of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a Cancer Center managed shared resource whose purpose is to provide statistical support for CINJ members in the areas of basic, clinical, and population research.

    Key Resources

    Statistical analysis; statistics training; data analysis

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Shou-En Lu

    Contact Email shouen.lu@rutgers.edu
  • The Biospecimen Repository and Histopathology Service aims to support transdisciplinary and translational research through cost-effective, quality controlled tissue collection, biospecimen procurement and processing and cancer clinical trial support.

    Key Resources

    Tissue collection; biospecimen procurement and processing; cancer clinical trial support

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Diane Hanrahan

  • The microfabrication facility enables device fabrication with an emphasis on producing microfluidics and BioMEMS platforms. The facility is equipped with a spincoater, contact mask aligner, physical vapor deposition DC sputtering system, parylene chemical vapor deposition system (available outside the cleanroom), plasma generator, XeF2 silicon etching system and miscellanea processing and analysis equipment.

    Key Resources Photolithography, Physical Vapor Deposition, Plasma Etching capabilities, XeF2 isotropic silicon etching and Parylene deposition equipment, Wetsink Processing Station, substrate spinners, programmable digital hot plates, Surface Profiler, Wirebonder, and Probe Station
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Jeffrey Zahn
    Contact Email jdzahn@soe.rutgers.edu
  • MRI scanner

    A state-of-the-art MRI facility, RUBIC enables researchers from Rutgers as well as those from nearby institutions to develop new research strategies and increase understanding of brain processes underlying typical functioning (e.g. human development, learning and memory, perceptual dynamics, neuroeconomics, computational neuroimaging) as well as atypical functioning such as that associated with developmental problems, mental illness, and addiction. The center offers an array of advanced features, such as systems for eye-tracking and physiological data collection, aural and visual stimulus presentation devices, and high-capacity data storage and analysis.

    Key Resources

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); 3T Siemens PRISMA; 3T Siemens TRIO; physiological recording; eye-tracking; stimulus presentation; response acquisition

    Location Newark
    Contact Name

    Stephen José Hanson

    Contact Email jose@rubic.rutgers.edu
  • The Cell and Cell Product Fermentation Facility at Waksman Institute has a multi-client base and produces a wide range of bulk biologics including: antimicrobials, cosmetic substrates, flavors/fragrances, biopesticides/bioherbicides and plasmid-derived proteins, enzymes, growth factors and diagnostics to name just a few.

    Key Resources

    Fermentation; bulk biologics; antimicrobials; cosmetic substrates; flavors and fragrances; plasmid-derived proteins; enzymes; 32-800 liter capacity

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Arvin Lagda