Office of Research Alliances

Core Facilities and Equipment

Bio-imaging, Bio-sensing, Flow cytometry, Real-time PCR, and High throughput screening

Biological Mass Spectrometry

The Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University is directed by Dr. Peter Lobel and is located in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) building on the RWJMS/Busch Campus in Piscataway.

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. Services include:

Protein identification Characterization of post translational modification Protein structure analysis Proteomic analysis

Investigators at UMDNJ, Rutgers University, as well as outside institutions are welcome to contact us to learn how we can provide assistance with their research as well as to join the 4800 TOF-TOF user groups. For more information go to:

Cell and DNA Biobank

  1. Transformation of cryopreserved or fresh blood lymphocytes from fresh blood to produce lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs)
  2. Large-scale growth of lymphocyte or other cell lines for DNA/RNA extraction and/or cryopreservation.
  3. Extraction of high molecular weight, PCR-amplifiable DNA from blood, cultured cells, or tissue samples.
  4. Separation and storage of plasma or other biomaterials from whole blood.
  5. Whole genome DNA amplification
  6. Shipment of biomaterials (cell lines and nucleic acids) under government approved conditions that maintain sample viability and integrity.
  7. Molecular genetics diagnostic services including verification of pedigree relationships and DNA diagnostics
  8. Whole genome and regional SNP genotyping using several different technology platforms.
  9. High-throughput robotics for arraying genomic DNA in tubes or microwell plates and for arraying oligonucleotides on glass slides or membranes.
  10. Gene expression surveys, including data analysis, using custom or prefabricated oligonucleotide microarrays or real-time PCR.

High-throughput, microchip assays of nucleic acids and proteins.

DNA sequencing

Fermentation, Protein Production, Structural Analysis

Nutritional Metabolomics Core Facility

The Nutritional Metabolomics Core Facility is part of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, and is currently housed in Foran Hall on the Cook campus. The facility specializes in the analysis of lipids by LC-MS on a fee-for-service basis. We have an ABSciex 4000QTrap hybrid triple quadrupole-linear ion trap instrument connected to an UltiMate 3000 LC system. ESI, APCI, and APPI ion sources are available to ionize a broad range of compounds. Currently available are methods for ID/quantitation of:  

Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology

Rutgers has extensive materials science programs, employing a wide array of facilities for materials characterization, synthesis and processing. Often these are one of a kind, costly, tools which would otherwise be unavailable to small businesses and institutions. Our facilities are open to users both inside and outside Rutgers. A partial list of available equipment and typical usage rates is available HERE. Each of these analytical instruments is administered by a knowledgeable faculty member able to advise on appropriate use and applications. Most of the facilities are connected with the Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN). Because of the complexity of the University structure, and the breadth of interdisciplinary materials science, Rutgers has created a central office to provide “one stop shopping” for industry users. Your first contact is: David Sadowski, Associate Director, Office of Research Alliances, phone: 732-445-3344, e-mail:

Also, IAMDN is offering a short course during the 2013 Summer Session. This 1.5 CR course provides an overview of the groundwork of basic material characterization tools and the capabilities of the various analytical techniques accompanying the instrumentation. This course is designed for physics, chemistry and engineering students. It is open to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students as well as industry professionals and will be especially useful to those involved in technology incorporating thin film materials. Interested students can register online or can contact IAMDN at for more information.”

Microscopy and Imaging

NMR and X-Ray facilities   

Stem Cells

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