Clinical and Translational Research Center


The CTRC houses translational research laboratories, a clinical research center, an imaging center, laboratory animal facility and a repository for archiving samples of blood, tissue and DNA from research participants.

The University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute is headquartered in the Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) on the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus


A 170,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic health center which opened in 2012, the CTRC provides a centralized facility for the institute, including administrative offices, translational research laboratories, a clinical research center, an advanced imaging center, a lab animal facility and a biorepository. 

The University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health partnered to build the facility that houses the CTRC (which occupies floors 5 through 8) and the Gates Vascular Institute (floors 1 through 4).

This state-of-the-art center places clinicians adjacent to clinical and translational researchers and is one of only a handful of such buildings in the nation.


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Components of the CTRC

  • The administrative offices and core functions of the CTRC
    • CTRC Administrative Offices
    • Research Navigation System
  • University-wide Clinical Research Office (CRO)
  • Clinical Research Center (CRC), which provides comprehensive support to investigators in performing clinical research, including:
    • Nine examination rooms for human subjects
    • Support space for blood drawing and specimen collection
    • Laboratory for sample processing
    • Certified research pharmacy
  • Open architecture laboratories and support space for more than 40 principal investigators with translational research programs
  • An active biorepository and specimen processing laboratory with associated informatics
  • An imaging facility devoted exclusively to research
    • 3 Tesla MRI imager for human subjects
    • 9.4 Tesla Micro MRI
    • PET-CT scanner for human subjects
  • The biorepository program is designed to advance discovery and innovation in healthcare by providing a unique, centralized resource of high-quality, deeply annotated biospecimens to support present and future research studies, diagnostic development, and the creation of new therapeutics

Investigators in the CTRC

Access to CTRC Facilities


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