Explore Core Facilities

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. Learn more



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  • Research Pathology Services

    The Research Pathology Services mission is to support research in animal models of human disease by providing histology techniques and veterinary pathology services. With expertise in a wide range of mammalian and non-mammalian species, the Facility assists investigators with the selection of animal models, design of experiments, analysis of gross and microscopic tissues, and interpretation of findings.

    Key Resources Pathology; histology; microscopy; necropsy; tissue sectioning; tissue staining; morphometric analysis; immunohistochemistry; electron microscopy
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Michael Goedken
  • Research Pharmacy

    The Research Pharmacy shared resource provides support for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey members who conduct research with investigational agents in human subjects. The overall goal of this shared resource is to support the rigorously reviewed research with investigational agents in human subjects by providing an efficient, centralized service of extraordinary quality.

    Key Resources

    pharmacy; pharmaceutical; drug discovery; clinical trial

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Michael P. Kane

    Contact Email kanemp@cinj.rutgers.edu
  • The Rutgers University Center of Ocean Observing Leadership integrates across interdisciplinary scientific research, education and outreach and the application of an operational ocean observing system. Faculty and students comprising the scientific teams participate in collaborative research programs in which academic, industry and government partnerships are forged between physicists and biologists, between scientists and engineers, and between observationalists and modelers. The education group is the focal point for outreach activities to the K-12 community and to non-science majors within Rutgers. The Operations Center maintains a sustained coastal ocean observatory that provides real-time ocean data to the research and education groups and also serves as the training ground for Operational Oceanography students.

    The COOL Operations Center maintains the world’s most advanced coastal ocean observatory. State-of-the-art sampling capabilities are continuously upgraded as new technologies developed and demonstrated by the research group are immediately transitioned into the operational setting of the Center. Cost-effective sustained spatial sampling of the coastal ocean is accomplished with a variety of new platforms and sensors that include: (1) the local acquisition of satellite imagery from the international constellation of thermal infrared and ocean color sensors, (2) a triple-nested multi-static HF radar network for surface current mapping and waves, and (3) a fleet of long-duration autonomous underwater gliders equipped with physical and optical sensors,  Raw datasets are shared with a variety of super-users throughout the U.S. for real-time backups, data archiving, and advanced product generation. Operational data products are produced in real time and displayed on the World Wide Web for use by scientists, educators, decision-makers and the general public.

    Key Resources Teledyne Webb Slocum Gliders and onboard instrumentation
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Michael Crowley
  • This facility provides statistical support, including design, programming, data management, and data analysis, to investigators throughout Rutgers University.

    Key Resources

    Statistical analysis; data repository; data analysis; study design; data management

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name

    Patricia Greenberg

    Contact Email pjg134@sph.rutgers.edu
  • The Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive NeuroPsychiatry (CCNP) allows for researcher-friendly and rapid collection of data from human participants performing cognitive neuroscience-based tasks. Data collected at the CCNP serves as the foundation for computational modeling efforts and other approaches to discovery, as a means to accelerate and improve our understanding of the psychological and biological mechanisms involved in mental illness and its treatment. The Center includes expertly-trained staff who recruit participants for studies, administer clinical interviews, and run experiments in the three large running rooms available onsite, with each room containing computers that either have or can have installed state-of-the-art experimental software to run research protocols.

    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway

    RUMIC offers non-invasive approaches to observe disease states, disease progression and therapeutic responses in living systems and ex vivo organs. The approaches used allow researchers the ability to generate multiple, spatially-resolved anatomical, functional, and molecular-level readouts from a single study. 

    Key Resources Imaging; small animal imaging; micro-CT; x-ray; ultrasound
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Derek Adler
    Contact Email derek.adler@rutgers.edu
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    The RWJMS Department of Pathology Core Imaging Laboratory carry out a wide range of services from conventional electron microscopy to negative staining. The facility is organized to encourage the use of the equipment by individual users both within and outside the university. Individual and small-group instruction in the use of equipment and in electron microscopy techniques is provided to faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and residents. In addition, electron microscopy services are available for a set fee. Examples of some the services provided are: Routine sample preparation for transmission electron microscopy, including specimen preparation, specimen observation and image capturing, ultrathin sectioning and negative staining.

    Key Resources JEOL 1200EX electron microscope with AMT-XR41 digital camera, Philips CM12 electron microscope with AMT-XR11 digital camera, Reichert-Jung Ultracut-E microtome, Leica EM UC-6 ultra-microtome, Leica EMstain grid staining machine, Leica EMKMR 2 Knife breaker, Pelco esiGlow glow discharge unit, Edwards 306 vacuum evaporator, JEOL JEE-420 vacuum evaporator, Pelco Biowave Microwave, Zeiss light microscope  
    Location New Brunswick/Piscataway
    Contact Name Rajesh Patel
    Contact Email rpatel@rwjms.rutgers.edu