Services & Instrumentation

Photo of the East Campus, Home of CFG

The Center is located on the University's East Campus in Rensselaer County, New York. The CFG has comprehensive state-of-the-art research facilities to support commercial and academic research.

The CFG occupies the third floor of the GEN*NY*SIS Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, a modern $45 million genomics research center.

Currently, the CFG has more than 6,000 square feet of laboratory space, including fully equipped, modern core laboratories for:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Microarray
  • Transgenic Mouse Production
  • Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Proteomics
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Laser Capture Microdissection
  • Imaging and Microscopy
  • Flow Cytometry

Major Instrumentation

The CFG core laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, including:

  • Affymetrix GeneChip Microarray System with (2) FS450s and an autoloader equipped scanner 3000 with 7G+4color upgrades
  • Agilent BioAnalyzer 2100
  • AKTA Explorer HPLC System
  • Amersham 2D Electrophoresis System
  • Applied Biosystems 3730XL DNA Sequencer
  • Applied Biosystems 7900HT (with automation accessory) and 5700 Quantitative PCR Systems
  • Arcturus Veritas and AutoPix Automated Laser Capture Microdissection Systems
  • Beckman Coulter Epics ALTRA Flow Cytometer/Cell Sorter
  • Bruker Autoflex MALDI Mass Spectrometer
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
  • Eppendorf TransferMan Microinjection System
  • GMS 417 Microarrayer , Axon Genepix 4000B and GSI Lumonics Scan Array 4000 3-Laser Scanners
  • Guava EasyCyte Cell Analysis System
  • Lot-Oriel Maestro Whole Mouse Imaging System (quantum dots or GFP)
  • Microcal VP-ITC Microcalorimeter
  • Molecular Dynamics STORM 860 Phosphorimager
  • Shimadzu Spectrofluorophotometer
  • QSTAR XL Mass Spectrometer


The CFG provides a wide range of research services in genomics, proteomics, mass spectrometry, and mouse trangenesis to the academic and commercial research community. These services include:

  • DNA Sequencing
  • Gene Identification and Characterization
  • Plasmid Vector Construction
  • Microarray Analysis
  • Protein Expression, Characterization, and Purification
  • Protein Identification by Mass Spectrometry
  • De Novo Sequencing of Peptides
  • Protein Phosphorylation Studies
  • Protein Phosphorylation Studies
  • Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Production
  • Laser Capture Microdissection
  • Tissue Culture and Large Scale Cell Culture
  • Transfection and Transformation Assays
  • Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
  • 2D Gel Electrophoresis
  • Proteome Profiling
  • Isothermal Titration Calorimetry
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Analysis of Nucleic Acid and Protein Sequence Data