Core Facilities

Our school’s shared core instrumentation and transgenic animal facilities support research by UB faculty and investigators at our affiliated institutions

These facilities not only house state-of-the-art equipment but in many cases also provide data analysis, training and grant writing consultation.

The Health Sciences Collaborative Core Facilities (HSCCF) provide multipurpose services to the biomedical research community at the University at Buffalo.

These centers are your source for solutions to a wide variety of research problems by leveraging the knowledge and experience of PhD-level lab managers, administrators and directors.

10/2/19
Our instrument laboratory provides training and consultation services for researchers whose work involves flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and gel-documentation. We work closely with other core facilities to provide comprehensive and integrative services to solve the imaging and cytometry challenges presented by cutting-edge research programs.   
10/2/19
Enables researchers to obtain transmission electron microscope images of materials, polymers and biological samples; consults with investigators and assists with equipment operation.
10/2/19
Performs all procedures related to tissue preservation and histological analysis, including training on cryostat use and other protocols.
10/2/19
We provide training and consultation services for students, faculty, researchers and clinicians whose work involves digital whole slide imaging (WSI) and multispectral microscopy for research, teaching or clinical interests.

Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Cores

These core facilities, part of the Western New York Stem Culture and Analysis Center, facilitate fundamental and translational stem cell research and development.

8/5/19
Helps investigators generate induced pluripotent stem cells from human skin fibroblasts using lentiviral vectors.
8/5/19
Maintains and banks stem cells, and provides stem cells and training to interested researchers.
8/5/19
Engrafts stem cells into mice and other model systems; quantifies cell engraftment, migration and differentiation, and analyzes the behavior consequences of neural engraftment.
8/5/19
Characterizes and identifies epigenetic and transcription signatures of stem cells and their derived progeny using Next-Gen sequencing.

Other Core Facilities

3/6/19
Supplies the school and affiliated research programs with biochemical reagents.
11/12/18
Features state-of-the-art imaging equipment dedicated to clinical and translational research, including MRI, CT and PET/CT scanners.
11/12/18
Features state-of-the-art imaging equipment dedicated to clinical and translational research, including MRI, CT and PET/CT scanners.
8/5/19
We perform analysis of cellular infiltrates in using several immunopathologic models of renal disease.
8/23/19
Equips researchers with a HIPAA-compliant computing environment, healthcare datasets and analytic and security consulting.
11/12/18
Offers powerful, analytical instrumentation used to study macromolecular interactions.
11/12/18
Offers high-throughput, next-generation sequencing and gene-expression analysis services, including 3’-expression, miRNA, exon and gene arrays.
10/17/18
Offers instrumentation and the technical expertise required to express and purify milligram quantities of soluble and membrane proteins for biophysical and structural characterization.
11/12/18
Identifies proteins in cell or tissue extracts using several different liquid chromotography/mass spectrometry based approaches.
4/25/17
Analyzes xenobiotics and other metabolites, and supports OSHA-sponsored educational activities.