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The RNA Therapeutics Institute is housed in the newly built 520,000 sq ft Albert Sherman Center.  The program houses many departmental equipment that are centrally located and available to all RTI faculty.  These equipment include: low, high and ultra speed centrifuges, Bio-Rad ChemiDoc MP imaging system, GE LAS 4000 biomolecular Imager, Bio-Rad real-time PCR and PCR systems, Illumina NextSeq500 sequencing system, ProteinSimple WES simple Western system, Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5 microplate reader, Tecan Infinite M1000 Pro microplate reader, BioTek Eon microplate reader,  lyophilizer system, speedvac system, Agilent Bioanalyzer, Varian Cary spectrophotometer, Perkin Elmer Tricarb 2910 Liquid scintillation counter, and New Brunswick refrigerated shakers, Thermo Scientific Barnstead GePure xCAD UV/UF-Toc Ultrapure water purification systems. There are also many other high end shared equipment among our faculty.  Some of which include: Accuri C6 flow cytometer, Miltenyi MACSQuant VYB flow cytometer, phosphor-imagers, confocal microscope, Olympus Cell-TIRF microscope, Li-Cor Odyssey Infrared Imaging system, Leica DMi8 fluorescent tiling microscope and other fluorescent microscopes, Covaris E220 Evolution acoustic shearer, Microfluidics cell disruptor, Illumina MiniSeq sequencing system, GE ÄKTA pure 25M FPLC, Agilent preparative HPLC, Aglient 6530 Q-TOF LC/MS system, Agilent 6130 Quadrupole LC/MS, GE ÄKTA Oligopilot 100 synthesis system, ABI peptide synthesizer, ABI Expedite 8909 oligonucleotide synthesizer, MerMade 12 oligonucleotide synthesizer. A detailed list of equipment 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.