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Institutional Core Research Facilities

The Upstate Medical University Biorepository core collects, processes, stores ad distributes biospecimens from cancer and non-cancer donors for research studies. The Biobank works in collaboration with: medical and surgical teams, pathology, and investigators in need of biospecimens for their research studies. 

Biorepository Webpage

The core instruments are designed to detect and quantify binding of drugs to their biological targets as well as interactions between biomolecules. Each machine is equipped with a 96-384 plate reader or autosampler for rapid and automated library screening.

Cancer Center Molecular Interaction and Drug Screening Webpage

The Clinical Research Unit is a specialized unit dedicated to conducting outpatient clinical research funded by the government, industry or foundations.

Clinical Research Unit Webpage

DLAR assists faculty, staff and students involved in research projects by providing information, training, assistance, guidance and support on the proper methods, techniques, and unique biological needs of all species used. It serves as a gateway to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (
IACUC) regarding ethical and regulatory requirements of using animals in research.

Department of Laboratory Animal Resources Webpage

This versatile imaging system features a unique confocal technology, which allows you to explore more physiologically, relevant, complex three dimensional models, including spheroids, tissues, and whole organisms and to generate publication quality images at high throughput for samples in slides or one to 1536‑well microplates.

ImageXpress Webpage

This core is a joint enterprise between Upstate Medical University and Leica. It houses, in multiple locations, advanced instrumentation for the latest methods in light microscopy. The relationship with Leica as a designated Leica Center of Excellence, gives Upstate faculty and students access to new technologies, advanced training sessions in the latest methods in light microscopy and demonstrations of technology in development.

Leica Microscope Core Webpage

SUNYMAC is a Core Facility that provides both fee-for-service sample preparation and analysis and free access to several pieces of common use equipment.


This core permits comprehensive imaging and functional evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.

Musculoskeletal Webpage

The Upstate Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Facility offers Upstate (and external) researchers cutting edge technology to support research projects involving proteomics or metabolomics applications.

Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Webpage

Upstate Cord Blood Bank is the only public cord bank in upstate New York State. We are also among the 25 cord banks in the U.S that accept cord blood donations.  You can find our state-of-the-art facility located on the same campus as Upstate Community Hospital. 
We conduct various testing and determine if the donated cord blood unit is appropriate for processing, cryopreservation, storage, and distribution.  We also send cord blood units to medical researchers with the consent of the donor to be used in clinical trials.

Upstate Cord Blood Bank Webpage

Facilitates research on infectious diseases that are classified as a major public health threat such as SARS CoV-2, Lyme disease, Powassan encephalitis, West Nile encephalitis, Zika virus disease, Chikungunya virus disease, Dengue fever and Malaria at different biocontainment levels (BSL-2, ABSL-2, BSL-3, and ABSL-3).

Vector Biocontainment Laboratory Webpage

The Research Technology Core, part of the IMT Customer Support team, assists researchers with technology and research data administration needs, including hardware troubleshooting, repair, and replacement; software troubleshooting and installation; REDCap administration, training and support; and research data planning and sharing. We are available on campus and virtually over Teams.

Research Technology Core Webpage

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