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  • Cytotoxic Synapse

    Cytotoxic Synapse

    Lymphocyte-target of interaction captured by Amnis ImageStream

  • Drosophila eye with red omatidia

    SEM of a Normal Drosophila Eye

    With red omatidia, pseudo colored

  • SEM of an Osteoclast

    SEM of an Osteoclast

    Leaving a resorption pit on a bone wafer

  • TEM of Bone

    TEM of Bone (pseudo colored)

    S. aureus (gold) infection and adjacent Neutrophils (pink)

  • Lily anther pollen

    Lily anther pollen

    Image provided by the Light Microscopy SRL

Providing leading edge services and instrumentation to all researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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 Message from the Director

The Shared Resource Laboratories provide an extensive spectrum of trained personnel, innovative, leading edge services and instrumentation to all researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Our highly skilled and continually trained technical personnel provide the proper and timely expertise to bridge the gaps between sophisticated instrumentation and biology. We favor an integrated approach to research yielding more insight and an answer to today's increasingly complex questions.

Whatever it is you need to enhance your research, the Shared Resources Labs has it, will get it, will do it, or will invent it.

Tim Bushnell, PhD, Director, URMC Shared Resource Laboratories

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SRL News

Karen Bentley with the new EM with Cryo Capabilities 

Karen Bentley (above) with the Electron Microscopy SRL's newest shared instrument.

Yurong Gao, Ph.D's latest publication in PlosOne

Dr. Yurong Gao, Director of the Multiphoton Shared Resource Lab, co-authored Robust blind spectral unmixing for fluorescence microscopy using unsupervised learning. Read the publication here:

Yurong Gao, Ph.D wins ABRF Poster Award at the 2019 ABRF

Dr. Yurong Gao, Director of the Multiphoton Shared Resource Laboratory, won a poster award at the 2019 ABRF conference.  Her abstract was entitled K-means Spectral Unmixing for Multi-channel Imaging and Image Analysis Platform at a Core Facility. This award provided her the opportunity to do a presentation to a broad audience at the end of the conference.  See more information at the ABRF site: 

Jacquelyn Lillis, MS Wins Staff Poster Award at UNYTE Un-Meeting

Jacquelyn Lillis, Bioinformatician at the Genomics Research Center and Center for Pediatric Biomedical Research at the University of Rochester, won the Staff Poster Award at the Translational Genomics & Proteomics Un-Meeting, sponsored by the UNYTE Translational Science Network (UNYTE) at the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (UR CTSI), University of Rochester Medical Center, on March 13, 2019, for the poster “Single-cell transcriptome analysis of embryonic hematopoietic progenitor cells reveals erythro-myeloid lineage heterogeneity.” 

The UNYTE Translational Research Network, a project of the CTSI, is a consortium of 19 biomedical and academic research centers performing clinical and translational research in the Upstate New York and surrounding regions. This spring’s Un-Meeting brought together researchers from across UNYTE institutions to discuss and develop new, innovative and effective ideas for genomics and proteomics translational research.

EM Image Featured on the Cover of Infection and Immunity

Karen Bentley had a TEM (Transmission electron micrograph) image of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria featured in the December 2018 issue of Infection and Immunity.  View a copy of the cover here:  Infection and Immunity Cover Dec. 2018

New Investments in Shared Resources Strengthen Research Capabilities

The Shared Resource Laboratories (SRL) have invested $3 million in the last year in new state-of-the art instrumentation. These advanced technologies will enhance the University’s research capabilities in microscopy, mass spectrometry, genomics, and flow cytometry.
The SRL, which is directed by Tim Bushnell, Ph.D., provide leading edge services and instrumentation to researchers across the University. The new acquisitions were made possible through a combination of internal investment, NIH grant supplements, and NIH SIG grants.

Learn more about these investments!

UR’s Genomics Research Center leads a national technology study on single-cell Genomics

John M. Ashton, Co-Director of UR’s Genomics Research Center (GRC) presented the results comparing single-cell RNA sequencing platforms at the annual meeting of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Conference in April 2018.  The ABRF’s Genomics Research Group (GRG), that included members from across the nation, conducted the comparison.  See more information about the results at the following link: