Research Facilities

As one of the world's premier research institutions, UB has an impressive collection of specialized equipment, as well as dedicated research facilities. We invite you to learn more about these valuable resources.

UB Core Facilities

WNYSTEM 4 Core Facilities

UB Shared Facilities: Science and Engineering

UB Core Facilities

Clinical Research Center

Clinical and Translational Research Center

Clinical Research Center.

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) — located in the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center — is a seven-room, full-service outpatient research clinic. As an investigator conducting studies in the CRC, you can expect a wide range of equipment and services to support your work.  

Confocal Microscopy/Cellular Imaging

406 Biomedical Research Building

Wade. J. Sigurdson, PhD (left) and Raymond Kelleher, PhD.

Our instrument laboratory provides training and consultation services for researchers whose work involves flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and gel-documentation.

CTRC Translational Imaging Center

Clinical and Translational Research Center, 7th floor

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, directs the CTRC Translational Imaging Center.

Features state-of-the-art imaging equipment dedicated to clinical and translational research, including MRI, CT and PET/CT scanners.

Electron Microscopy Lab

320 Sherman Hall

The Electron Microscopy Lab.

Electron microscopy is provided by the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. Faculty, trainees, students and other researchers visit this facility when their work requires technology for high resolution thin section work and biological specimen preparation.

Next-Generation Sequencing and Expression

UB New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

Sujith A. Valiyaparambil.

This facility offers high-throughput, next-generation sequencing on two Illumina HiSeq2500 and MiSeq platforms. We have expertise in whole-genome, exome, epigenetic and microbiome sequencing, and we work in conjunction with a team of bioinformaticists to help facilitate rapid analysis and algorithm deployment, as well as data storage and management. 

Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry Facility

Jun Qu, PhD.

This facility focuses on:

  • Ultra-sensitive quantification of small-molecule analytes such as drugs, metabolites and biomolecules
  • Comprehensive protein expression profiling and differential proteome analysis
  • Ultra-sensitive quantification of proteins/peptides

Toxicology Research Center

15 Cary Hall

Paul J. Kostyniak, PhD.

This facility provides expertise in toxicology for basic and applied research projects. It maintain an analytical toxicology laboratory and offer a wide variety of analytical techniques to solve complicated research problems.

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility

416 Biomedical Research Building

Jian Feng, director of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Generation facility.

We help investigators generate induced pluripotent stem cells from human skin fibroblasts using lentiviral vectors delivering five reprogramming factors (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc and Nanog).

Stem Cell Culture, Banking and Training Facility

416 Biomedical Research Building

Researchers at UB, including Ivanna Ihnatovych, use our facility for innovative studies. Our services include training courses on stem cell culture and consultation on the differentiation of stem cells to cell types.

Researchers at UB use this facility for innovative studies. Services include training courses on stem cell culture and consultation on the differentiation of stem cells to cell types.

Stem Cell Engraftment Facility

431 Biomedical Research Building

Ewa K. Stachowiak, PhD in the Stem Cell Engraftment Facility.

This facility analyzes the engraftment of a variety of stem cells in vivo, the effects of genetic modification of stem cells on engraftment and stem cell function, and the behavioral consequences of neural engraftment.

Stem Cell Sequencing/Epigenomics Analysis

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, B3-123

Stem Cell Sequencing/Epigenomics Analysis Facility.

We are a resource for epigenomic analysis of stem cells. Our facility functions interactively with other stem cell facilities at UB to characterize stem cells and their differentiated progeny.

UB Shared Facilities: Science and Engineering


114 Davis Hall

Electrical Engineering Clean Room.

UB offers a multidisciplinary cleanroom with class 1000 space and class 100 working areas – a facility well-equipped for electronic device research, processing and development, materials characterization, microfabrication and other processes.  

Materials Characterization Laboratory

110 Furnas Hall

Materials Characterization Lab.

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

Digital Manufacturing Laboratory

118 Bonner Hall

Student in the digital manufacturing lab.

The Digital Manufacturing Lab houses a variety of high-definition 3D printing/ additive manufacturing technologies, software and capabilities for modeling and digital design, manufacturing and analysis.