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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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  • 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 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 High Resolution Microscopy Core was established in 2003 with funding by the NIH NIBIB. Located within the Rutgers Biomedical Engineering building, our mission is to enable scientists from all disciplines to gather data and images in order to complete their research. We are a full-service facility providing personalized assistance on all aspects of imaging, including sample preparation, training on microscope usage, and assistance with image data analysis. The HRMC provides training, imaging assistance, and assistance with analysis for confocal microscopy to both the Academic and Industrial research community.

    Key Resources
    • Project planning, sample preparation, microscope selection and use, image processing and visualization.
    • Support of advanced microscopy techniques such as FRAP and FRET.
    • Developing accessory software and microscopy equipment, co-developments with industrial partners, pre-evaluation of commercial equipment.
    • Supporting all aspects of automated microscopy and high-content microscopy projects.
    • Image and data analysis for light microscopy
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Vidya Ganapathy
    Contact Email vg180@soe.rutgers.edu
  • The primary mission of the Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Data Support (CPODS) SR is to support participant recruitment, data collection, and management of diverse research projects, including surveys, observational studies, randomized controlled trials, implementation science and cancer care delivery research, program evaluation, and qualitative research studies

    Key Resources Consultation, Education, and Training; Participant Recruitment and Tracking; Project Management; Survey Data Collection and Management; Qualitative Data Collection, Management, and Analysis
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD
  • Digtial Imaging and Confocal Core

    The facility provide advanced microscope systems for optical imaging of live and fixed samples It has two scanning Confocal systems, all attached to inverted microscopes. Each of these systems has unique imaging capabilities beyond those of the traditional confocal microscope, but samples must be prepared on sealed slides, chamber slides or chamber/dish with coverslip bottom.

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    Key Resources Confocal microscopy; optical imaging; imaging; pathology services
    Location Newark
    Contact Name Luke Fritzky
  • CAHBIR Image

    The Center provides state of the art human magnetic resonance imaging with a research dedicated 3T scanner. The facility was created by the Brain Health Institute in order to further clinical neuroscience efforts at Rutgers. The Center aims to facilitate high quality neuroscience research aimed at understanding brain -behavior relationships in both health and disease.

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    Key Resources
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging with and without staff support (Reservation of magnet/control room time)
    • Contrast injection for MRI (including nurse support)
    • Technical support (programming and analysis)
    • Neuroradiological evaluation of scans
    • Mock scanner (reservation of time)
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name David H. Zald
    Contact Email david.zald@rutgers.edu
  • The CAPR facility is equipped with state-of-the-art proteomics instruments and bioinformatics systems for protein structure and function analysis.

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    Key Resources Mass spectrometry; protein identification and characterization; protein mixture quantitation; liquid chromatography; HPLC
    Location Newark
    Contact Name Hong Li
    Contact Email liho2@njms.rutgers.edu
  • Rutgers comprehensive program of animal care includes protocol review, a duly-constituted animal care committee, occupational health and laboratory safety, and full-time veterinary care. Our animal care facilities are USDA-registered and accredited by AAALACi, an association widely recognized for its standards of excellence in laboratory animal care and has an Animal Welfare Assurance with the US Public Health Service (PHS), a requirement for conducting any PHS/NIH-funded animal work. Animal Care works closely with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) to provide the highest quality animal care and veterinary oversight of our research animals in support of this commitment to humane animal research.

    Key Resources
    • Veterinarian Services Assist research staff with development of new animal models and protocols; Ensure appropriate surgical and postsurgical care is provided; Provide instruction and advice regarding handling and restraint, anesthetic and analgesic drug selection; Health monitoring which includes disease prevention and regular surveillance; Diagnosis, treatment and resolution for sick animals
    • Veterinary Technical Services Anesthesia support; Breeding and weaning; Animal identification – ear tag, ear notch, tattoo, microchip; Tissue collection for genotyping; Sample collection – blood, urine, other tissues; Dosing; Medical treatments; Drug and supplies ordering; Euthanasia; Training on animal handling, procedures, anesthesia, aseptic surgical techniques, and other as required; Surgical Services
    • Husbandry Services Cage changing and cage washing; Providing water and food to animals; Cleaning and maintenance of animal rooms, equipment and facilities; Receiving animal shipments and transferring animals to cages to their rooms
    Location Other
    Contact Name Jeetendra Eswaraka