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CIBR: CENTER FOR INNOVATIVE BIOMEDICAL RESOURCES

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.

 

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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 sholt@som.umaryland.edu (410) 706-8505
Confocal Microscopy Core

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

Joseph Mauban, PhD jmauban@som.umaryland.edu 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 jzhuo@umm.edu (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 rhsia@umaryland.edu 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 rharley@som.umaryland.edu 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 Flowcore@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-2173
Genomics Core Facility - Formerly Biopolymer Core Facility

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

Nicholas Ambulos, PhD nambulos@som.umaryland.edu 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 mkane@rx.umaryland.edu 410-706-5097
NMR Core Facility

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: 600 MHz Bruker Avance III NMR Spectrometer, 800 MHz Bruker Avance NMR Spectrometer, 950 MHz Bruker Avance III NMR Spectrometer

Kristen M. Varney, PhD kvall001@umaryland.edu 410-706-2110
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) acellini@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-2174
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 RLapidus@som.umaryland.edu 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. cdamcott@medicine.umaryland.edu 410-706-8968

non-iLab Cores at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
BIORESCO

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

Carol McKissick, MBA freezer@umaryland.edu 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 rbloch@som.umaryland.edu 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 owhite@som.umaryland.edu
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 researchsupport@epi.umaryland.edu 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 amackere@rx.umaryland.edu 410-706-7442
Cytogenetics

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

Ying Zou, PhD YZou@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-2809
Cytokine

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

Lisa Hester, MS lhest001@umaryland.edu 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 lsadzewicz@som.umaryland.edu 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 amahurkar@som.umaryland.edu
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 lingchen@som.umaryland.edu 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 ljeng@som.umaryland.edu 410-706-4505
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