Facilities

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine provides the facilities and resources necessary to support the exciting research activities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. The medical school maintains Core Facilities, such as an Animal Facility housing small rodents and zebrafish, an Imaging Core Facility and much more (see below), to enhance the medical school community’s research capabilities. In addition, the medical school provides access to the statistical support services that are becoming increasingly necessary to carry out cutting-edge research in the biomedical and clinical sciences. Through these and other efforts, the medical school ensures that the medical school faculty, staff and students have access to the best research environment possible to facilitate their research into the workings of the human body.

CORE FACILITIES

Animal Facility

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Animal Facility occupies ~2,000 sq. ft. The Animal Facility houses small rodents and zebrafish. It has facilities for general maintenance, facilities for necropsy, and operating theaters. The Animal Facility is staffed by one (1) full-time Senior Animal Facility Technician, Jeanne Quidore-Jermann, and part-time Animal Care Technicians and Student Assistants. Its operation is overseen by the Office of Research and the Associate Dean for Research (Kurt Amsler, PhD), as well as the part-time institution veterinarian, Thomas Zimmerman, DVM, MPVM, DACLAM. Please direct all questions regarding operation of the Animal Facility to Jeanne Quidore-Jermann (contact information below)

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. The IACUC, chaired by Qiangrong Liang, MD, PhD (Department of Biomedical Sciences), approves and monitors all research activities at the medical school involving animals. IACUC application forms to request approval of experimental activities involving animals can be obtained by contacting Qiangrong Liang, MD, PhD at qliang03@nyit.edu. Please submit IACUC application forms to Dr. Liang (qliang03@nyit.edu) and copy the Senior Animal Facility Technician (jquidore@nyit.edu) and Kathleen O’Rourke (korourke@nyit.edu)

Contact Information

Jeanne Quidore-Jermann
Email: jquidore@nyit.edu
Phone: 516-686-7506
 

Imaging Core Facility

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains an Imaging Core Facility to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. The Imaging Core Facility occupies ~450 sq. ft. in the basement of the Riland Building. It is overseen by the Office of Research and the Associate Dean for Research, Kurt Amsler, PhD. The facility contains two confocal microscopes, an inverted Leica SP5 laser scanning confocal microscope and an upright Nikon C2 confocal microscope, both with image processing software. The facility contains a Sensofar S Neox optical profiler with SensoSCAN and SensoMAP software (located in Riland Building, Room 326) to analyze 3D and surface properties of samples. The facility also includes multiple upright and inverted fluorescence microscopes with imaging software. These microscopes are located in individual faculty members’ laboratories in both the Riland Building and the Rockefeller Building. To obtain training on and approval to use the Leica inverted confocal microscope, please contact Kurt Amsler, PhD (kamsler@nyit.edu). To obtain training on and approval to use the Nikon upright confocal microscope, please contact Aleksandr Vasilyev, MD, PhD (Department of Biomedical Sciences; avasilye@nyit.edu). To obtain training and approval to use the SensoFar S Neox optical profiler, please contact Brian Beatty, PhD (Department of Anatomy; bbeatty@nyit.edu). To obtain training on and approval to use another microscope, please contact Kurt Amsler, PhD, who will put you in contact with the appropriate medical school faculty member.

Physiology Core Facility

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains a Physiology Core Facility within the Animal Facility to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. This Physiology Core Facility is directed by Youhua Zhang, MD, PhD (Department of Biomedical Sciences) under the supervision of the Office of Research and the Associate Dean for Research, Kurt Amsler, PhD. It provides facilities to perform echocardiography, invasive hemodynamic measurement with a pressure-volume catheter, and in vivo cardiac electrophysiology testing (including arrhythmia inducibility test) in rats and mice. The facility is equipped with a GE Vivid-7 echocardiographic suite, SciSense pressure-volume acquisition system (including catheters, hardware and LabScribe software), and in vivo cardiac electrophysiology assessment (Millar Electrophysiology Catheter for rats and mice, 8-channel-programmable stimulator, Octal Bio Amp, PowerLab 8/35 and LabChart Pro data acquisition system). For training with the Physiology Core Facility equipment and approval to use the facility, please contact Youhua Zhang, MD, PhD (yzhang49@nyit.edu).

Molecular Biology Core Facility

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains a Molecular Biology Core Facility to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. The facility occupies ~100 sq. ft. It is overseen by the Office of Research and the Associate Dean for Research, Kurt Amsler, PhD. It includes an Agilent C-Microarray scanner with Genespring and CGH software packages located in the Riland Building, Room 029. In addition, the Molecular Biology Core Facility includes multiple RT-PCR and real-time quantitative thermocyclers located in individual faculty members’ laboratories in both the Riland Building and the Rockefeller Building. The facility also includes a Nanodrop spectrophotometer for quantitation of nucleic acid concentration. To obtain training on and approval to use the microarray scanner, please contact David Tegay, DO (Department of Clinical Specialties; dtegay@nyit.edu). To obtain training on and approval to use a PCR machine, either RT or quantitative, and the Nanodrop spectrophotometer, please contact Kurt Amsler, PhD (kamsler@nyit.edu), who will put you in contact with the appropriate medical school faculty member.

Histology Core Facility

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains a Histology Core Facility to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. The facility occupies ~125 sq. ft. in the Rockefeller Building, Room 315A. It is directed by Alice O’Connor under the supervision of the Office of Research and the Associate Dean for Research, Kurt Amsler, PhD. The Histology Core Facility includes a cryomicrotome, microtomes, embedding stations, a histology/staining station and multiple fume hoods. To obtain assistance with histology needs and/or to use the Histology Core Facility services and/or equipment, please contact Alice O’Connor (aoconnor@nyit.edu).

Paleontological Specimen Preparation Core Facility (room 370 Riland Building)

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains a Paleontological Specimen Preparation Core Facility to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. The facility occupies ~175 sq. ft. in the Riland Building, Room 370.It is directed by Jonathan Geisler, PhD (Department of Anatomy). Specimens in consolidated matrix can be extracted at two microscribe stations, which are powered by an ultra-quiet, Hydrovane HV02 air compressor. Dust generated during extraction is collected via a flexible 4 foot arm that brings air into a cabinet dust collector. A fume hood is available for consolidating fragile and broken specimens, which often require glues in volatile solvents. In addition, the lab includes a color 3D printer for virtual models of anatomical specimens. To use this facility please contact Jonathan Geisler, PhD (jgeisler@nyit.edu).

OTHER EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES

Other Common-Use Equipment

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine maintains an array of common-use equipment to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. Some examples of common-use equipment include a Sorvall RC6 Plus centrifuge with rotors and a Biotek Synergy HT spectrophotometer/fluorometer plate reader (Rockefeller Building, Room 210). The medical school also supports a Viacon MX system coupled with the Peak Performance digital imaging system, a biomechanics motion capture system for assessment of subject stability and gait parameters. It also supports a Neurocom SMART Balance Master system for assessment of subject balance capabilities. These pieces of equipment are located in the Physical Therapy Suite of the Riland Building Academic Health Center. For more information about training and access to use these pieces of equipment and to inquire about a specific piece of equipment, please contact the Office of Research (Kathleen O’Rourke – korourke@nyit.edu; Kurt Amsler, PhD – kamsler@nyit.edu).

Statistics Support

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine employs a statistician (Min-Kyung Jung, PhD) and epidemiologist (Bhuma Krishnamachari, PhD) within the Office of Research to enhance the research capabilities of the medical school faculty, staff and students. These individuals are available to provide statistical support services ranging from assistance with study design through analysis and interpretation of obtained data. Individuals requesting statistical support for clinical/human subject studies are directed to COM Information System and click on “AHC Research Policies & Forms” and click on “Appendix A – Research Services Assistance Form”.

 
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