Laboratory Facilities


The Buffalo Translational Consortium offers access to an outstanding range of core laboratory facilities. They are housed in various BTC institutions and are available to researchers regardless of their institutional affiliation.

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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 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.

Supplies the school and affiliated research programs with biochemical reagents.
Features state-of-the-art imaging equipment dedicated to clinical and translational research, including MRI, CT and PET/CT scanners.
Our instrument laboratory provides training and consultation services for researchers whose work involves flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and gel-documentation.
Features state-of-the-art imaging equipment dedicated to clinical and translational research, including MRI, CT and PET/CT scanners.
Enables researchers to obtain transmission electron microscope images of materials, polymers and biological samples; consults with investigators and assists with equipment operation.
We perform analysis of cellular infiltrates in using several immunopathologic models of renal disease.
Performs all procedures related to tissue preservation and histological analysis, including training on cryostat use and other protocols.
Helps investigators generate induced pluripotent stem cells from human skin fibroblasts using lentiviral vectors.
Equips researchers with a HIPAA-compliant computing environment, healthcare datasets and analytic and security consulting.
Offers powerful, analytical instrumentation used to study macromolecular interactions.
Offers high-throughput, next-generation sequencing and gene-expression analysis services, including 3’-expression, miRNA, exon and gene arrays.
Identifies proteins in cell or tissue extracts using several different liquid chromotography/mass spectrometry based approaches.
Maintains and banks stem cells, and provides stem cells and training to interested researchers.
Engrafts stem cells into mice and other model systems; quantifies cell engraftment, migration and differentiation, and analyzes the behavior consequences of neural engraftment.
Characterizes and identifies epigenetic and transcription signatures of stem cells and their derived progeny using Next-Gen sequencing.
Analyzes xenobiotics and other metabolites, and supports OSHA-sponsored educational activities.

Materials characterization labs offer equipment for liquid, powder, surface and bulk materials characterization, as well as expert analytical services for product quality assurance, failure analysis and forensic evaluations. 


Whether your investigations are global in nature or targeted locally, the Vice President for Research (VPR) offices and units are dedicated to supporting your research endeavors.


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