CCTS/Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

TTRC/Translational Technologies and Resources Core

News and Events

 

The TTRC will regularly sponsor seminars and workshops throughout the year to highlight various campus resources and instrumentation.

RRC Facilities Update:

Two new Mass Spectrometers have been installed: a Shimadzu Trap-TOF, funded by NIH/NCRR, and an Agilent QQQ (jointly funded by the College of Pharmacy and RRC). In addition, we have been awarded a new Chip-Cube by Agilent to develop methods for proteomics and small molecule analysis using this state-of-the-art HPLC on a chip.

The new laser TIRF live-cell imaging system, funded by NIH/NCRR, is now in operation on the third floor of MSB. The third floor RRC space will be used to develop a cooperative inter-college imaging center. An NIH/NCRR instrumentation grant proposal has been submitted for an advanced multi-photon microscope. The system will be custom-built with two imaging stations, one for live animals, and the other for tissue slices. It will include a second laser system to release caged compounds wth an integrated electrophysiology setup.

The QPCR system has been upgraded with a high-throughput robotic plate loader to handle ABI TLDA plates. Several labs have successfully used the TLDA technology that employs pre-loaded 384-well microfluidic cards for such things as micro-RNA expression in clinical sample. SNIP analysis has increased, and a new intermediate-level SNIP array is being considered.

CCTS/Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences

TTRC/Translational Technologies and Resources Core