Resources

The RNA Therapeutics Institute is housed in the newly built 520,000 sq ft Albert Sherman Center.  The program will house many newly purchased departmental pieces of equipment that will be centrally located and available to its entire faculty.  These will include: low, high and ultra speed centrifuges, VersaDoc gel imaging system, ImageQuant Lass 4000 biomolecular Imager, real-time PCR and PCR systems, SpectraMax M5 plate reader, iMark plate reader, lyophilizer system, speedvac system, Bioanalyzer, Varian Cary spectrophotometer, Tricarb2910 scintillation counter, and New Brunswick refrigerated shakers. There will also many other high end shared pieces of equipment among our faculty.  Some of which will include, Accuri flow cytometer, phosphor-imagers, confocal microscope, Olympus Cell-TIRF microscope, Li-Cor Odyssey Infrared Imaging system, JanSci UVex-UV microscope, fluorescent microscopes, Covaris accoustic shearer, Microfluidics cell disruptor, and other instrument our faculty will have to share. The RTI will also be adding a high-throughput macromolecular crystallization facility to include a crystallization robot, microscopes, UV/vis microscope with automated crystallization plate reader.  A detailed list of equipments available in RTI is here sorted by equipment name or by lab.  For any questions regarding the RTI facilities please contact Hongyan Wang, Manager of Operations.

In addition to RTI-housed equipment, UMMS has a vast array of research support facilities for researchers: NMR spectroscopy (400 MHz & 600 MHz), proteomics & mass spectrometry, small molecule screening, bioinformatics, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genotyping, human embryonic stem cell, live animal imaging, GeneChip and microarray, peptide synthesis, RNAi core, X-ray crystallography, deep sequencing, molecular modeling, tissue culture, fluorescence-activate cell sorting, transgenic animal modeling, cancer center tissue bank, molecular biology core lab, histology lab, a machine shop and more. There is also a central animal care facility set up in accordance with NIH guidelines.  All of the above resources are available to all UMMS researchers through the University Research Core Facilities.

Here is a brief description of RTI departmental equipment or UMMS Core Facility and other resources for your convenience. Those documents are in the NIH format; please feel free to use for grant applications.