This is a summary list of all core laboratories at Hunter College, CUNY . The list includes links to more detailed information, which may also be found using the eagle-i search app.
The Bio-Imaging facility currently provides optical and video microscopy services. The facility is equipped with Nikon TIRF-SIM super-resolution microscope, a Leica TCS SP2 confocal microscope, and a Perkin Elmer UltraVIEW ERS Spinning Disk system. In addition to confocal microscopy the facility is also equipped for bright field, phase contrast, modulation contrast and epi fluorescence microscopy. The facility has three separate wide field image analysis stations: a Nikon Optiphot upright microscope equipped with a color video system, a Nikon Eclipse TE200 inverted microscope with calcium ratio imaging capability, and a Nikon Eclipse Ti inverted system for ultra-fast imaging. The facility has recently expanded with the acquisition of a JEOL JEM-100C/CX Transmission Electron Microscope. The facility is also equipped with a Typhoon 9410 scanner for the quantitation and localization of sub cellular fluorescent and radioactive molecules, and an odyssey system for west-blotting imaging. In addition, Imaris, Volocity and Nikon Elements microscopy software are available for users.
The Flow-Cytometry (FACS) facility is located on the ninth floor of the Hunter North building. This facility provides analyses of up to 7 parameters in eukaryotic cell populations and sorts cells under sterile conditions. These analyses can be used to identify and isolate rare cell populations, determine chromosome ploidy in individual cells, study apoptosis, and study cell-signaling among other applications.
The Genomics Facility houses a group of shared instruments used to analyze DNA, RNA, protein, and radio-labeled substances. All instruments are user-operated, but all users must first receive instruction on each instrument from the facility manager.
Hunter College of the City University of New York was linked to the NYSERNet ring which helps to connects east coast institutions (private and educational) to the fast fiber optic Abilene Network of the Internet2 consortium. Through a grant from the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and matching funds from the City University of New York, our Internet2 and Video Collaboratoration Facility was built. We are now directly connected to the Abilene, Internet2 backbone, directly through CUNY’s main gateway, thus facilitating communication with other Internet2 based institutions at much higher speeds.
The NMR Facility at Hunter was established in 1983 and has recently undergone major renovations. At present, the facility consists of four NMR instruments: a Bruker Avance III 400, a Varian Inova 500, a Bruker Avance 500 equipped with a 13C-1H cryoprobe, and a Bruker Avance III 600 MHz spectrometer equipped with a cryoprobe. These spectrometers are utilized by scientists from Hunter College, as well as from the entire CUNY community. The large variety of available probes allows detection of virtually any MR-active nuclide. Data analysis is performed either at the spectrometer workstation with vendor software or off-line with third party software packages. The Facility gets extensive use from researchers for the analysis of organic and inorganic compounds, for the identification of natural products, and for the determination of three-dimensional structures of macromolecules.
“The Nanoscale Analytical Facility is equipped with Jeol 2100 EDAX operated at 200kV. Nanomaterial containing samples of inorganic as well as organic building blocks, macromolecular constructs, metallic nanoparticles, metal oxide nano-powders are often imaged."
The mission of the CUNY X-ray Diffraction (X-ray) Facility is to perform single-crystal analyses for the structure determination of molecules, which make up a crystal. This technique is called single-crystal X-ray crystallography. It is the ultimate method for definitive determination of molecular structures at the atomic level for both organic and inorganic compounds. Its uses range from simple identification of compounds to various exotic configuration and conformational studies.
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