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Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources

Fueling Your Research


CIBR's state-of-the-art instrumentation, and expertise support the biomedical research, clinical practice and health care at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and throughout the region.

In addition to the equipment and services provided, CIBR provides access to highly-trained technical staff who can offer support on experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and provide training opportunities for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty within the University and to its collaborators.



When appropriate please acknowledge our cores in your publications in the format that follows:  “University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources [CORE FACILITY NAME HERE] – Baltimore, Maryland.



iLab Cores at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Service

State-of-the-art statistical science, expert statistical analysis and sound statistical reporting

Susan Holt (410) 706-8505
Confocal Microscopy Core

Equipment and expertise to assist investigators in applying advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques to their research.

Joseph Mauban, PhD 410-706-6170
Core for Translational Research in Imaging (CTRIM)

State-of-the-art technology for animal imaging at the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Services for in-vivo and ex-vivo cross-sectional and functional imaging using MRI, MR-g-FUS, PET, and CT.

Jiachen Zhuo (410) 328-6443
Electron Microscopy Core Imaging Facility

‌‌‌‌‌Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, SEM CryoTransfer & Chamber, High Pressure Freezer, Freeze Substitution System, Grid Plunger, CryoUltramicrotome, Gatan 626 cryo holder

Ru-Ching Hsia, PhD 410-7067992
Flow Cytometry AND Mass Cytometry Core (CVD)

<p>Flow &amp; Mass Cytometry: DakoCytomation MoFlo flow cytometer and cell sorter, BD Biosciences LSR II flow cytometer with 16 parameters and CyTOF Mass Cytometer with the capability of measuring over 30 parameters simultaneously in a single tube.</p>

Regina Harley, MS 410-706-0095
Flow Cytometry Core

Sample acquisition on three analytical flow cytometers, expert data analysis, experimental planning and consultation and perform cell sorting on two high speed cell sorters.</p>

Karen Underwood, BS 410-706-2173
Genomics Core Facility - Formerly Biopolymer Core Facility

DNA Sequencing, Cell Line Authentication, Gene Expression Microarray, Genotyping and more

Nicholas Ambulos, PhD 410-706-60665
Mass Spectrometry Center

Strives to accelerate discovery by providing investigators, on campus and beyond, access to cutting-edge technologies in mass spectrometry. Expetise from basic biology and medicine to technology development and translational research

Maureen A. Kane 410-706-5097
NORC Facility

Simeon Taylor, PhD (410)706-6439
Pathology Biorepository Shared Service (PBSS)

Provides the collection of high quality banked patient samples while maintaining patient confidentiality. PBSS also provides pathology, histology, & histotechnology consultation services to assist principal investigators in the procurement, analyses, & clinicopathologic correlation of human tissue

Ashley Cellini, P.A. (ASCP) 410-706-2174
Physiology Phenotyping Core (PPC)

Ling Chen, M.D., Ph.D. 410-706-3283
Translational Laboratory Shared Service (UMGCC)

Pre-clinical and clinical experimental support to basic researchers and physicians. We work in areas across the entire spectrum: cell biology, in vitro, in vivo and human trials.

Rena Lapidus, PhD 410-328-8092
University of Maryland Medicine (UMM) Biorepository

A foundation for personalized medicine. Includes banking of blood samples from UMMS patients, collections of various biospecimens from collaborating researchers. State-of-the-art robotic freezer & liquid-handling equipment. Secure & managed environment for processing, storage & distribution.

Coleen M. Damcott, Ph.D. 410-706-8968

non-iLab Cores at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext

Your lab supply store and then some! Everything you need to keep your lab well supplied and running well!

Carol McKissick, MBA 410-706-0322
Biosensor Core

Biacore® (GE Healthcare) the T200 and 3000 for the quantitative study of binding reactions in real time, specifically with an approach that is versatile, highly sensitive, and “user friendly”, with molecules that are label-free.

Robert Bloch, PhD 410-706-3020
CHIB: Center for Health Related Informatics & Bioimaging

Applies major advances in computing power to address grand challenges in genomics, health records management and in analyzing massive amounts of data available from new imaging technologies

Owen White, PhD
CTRIC: Clinical & Translational Informatics Center

Accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries from the basic science bench to clinical studies, bedside practice, and community intervention, through use of information technologies (IT) and informatics.

Kate Tracy, PhD 410-706-3461
Computer Aided Drug Design Center

Flow and Mass cytometry: DakoCytomation MoFlo flow cytometer and cell sorter, BD Biosciences LSR II flow cytometer and

Alexander D. MacKerell, Jr 410-706-7442

CLIA-certified facility that offers comprehensive cytogenetic diagnosis for both constitutional and acquired chromosome abnormalities.

Ying Zou, PhD 410-706-2809

Offers an extensive list of human, mouse, and rat cytokine, chemokine and growth factor assays.

Lisa Hester, MS 410-706-1508
Genomic Resource Center

High-throughput laboratory and data analysis. The GRC team includes scientists, bioinformaticians, project managers, and research specialists with extensive experience in planning and managing both small and large-scale projects.

Lisa DeShong Sadzewicz, PhD 410-706-6734
Informatics Resource Center

Supports the bioinformatics activities by providing annotation and analysis of genomic data using state-of-the-art computational infrastructure.

Anup Mahurkar
Phenotyping Core

Offers services in in vivo measurements of cardiovascular and extra-cardiovascular (e.g. pulmonary, sympathetic, EEG) function in mice and larger animals, either under anesthesia or in a conscious and unrestrained condition.

Ling Chen, MD, PhD 410-706-4920
Translational Genomics Lab (TGL)

CAP accredited and CLIA compliant laboratory, capable of providing support to clinical and translational genetic/genomic studies.

Linda Jeng, MD 410-706-4505