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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Biomolecular Interaction Analysis Core

    This facility provides access to state of the art biomolecular interaction analysis via the Biacore platform.

    Key Resources

    Surface plasmon resonance; protein-protein interactions; screen antibodies; identify drug targets and small molecule interactions

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Michael Pierce

    Contact Email mdpierce@rci.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

  • 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

  • The CAPR facility is equipped with state-of-the-art proteomics instruments and bioinformatics systems for protein structure and function analysis.

    Key Resources

    Mass spectrometry; protein identification and characterization; protein mixture quantitation; liquid chromatography; HPLC

    Location Newark
    Contact Name

    Tong Liu

    Contact Email linto@njms.rutgers.edu
  • Chemical Analysis Facility Core

    The EOHSI Chemical Analysis Facility Core (CAF) is a state-of-the-art chromatographic and mass spectrometric facility designed to support the Institute’s investigators and collaborators with methods development for assays of environmental contaminants or their metabolites.

    Key Resources

    Mass spectrometry; chromatography; small molecule; metabolomics; organic analysis; inorganic analysis; HPLC

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Brian T.Buckley