Multiomics Facility Core
The Multiomics Facility Core at NYU Langone’s Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards offers comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches and emerging technologies for understanding the health impacts of a wide variety of environmental exposures. Emerging knowledge on the cross-talk between the microbiome and genome regulating gene expression and subsequent protein expression requires an integrated approach to study these interactions, networks, and potential health outcomes.
The core offers a centralized resource of four operating units under an umbrella of integrated management to optimize user access and cost benefits with a consolidated pipeline for experimental design, methods implementation, and data analysis for all kinds of environmental exposure research projects.
Our four operating units are epigenomics and genomics, metabolomics, microbiome, and proteomics. Each unit offers expertise to guide individual projects toward their best outcomes. We seamlessly collaborate with other facility cores, including the Integrated Health Science Facility Core to provide center investigators with sources of biological samples and other services, and the Environmental Health Statistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core for data processing and analysis.
Chunyuan Jin, MD, PhD, is director of the Multiomics Facility Core. Catherine Klein, PhD, leads the epigenetics and genomics unit as the primary core consultant for epigenetics methods and research. Drew R. Jones, PhD, leads the metabolomics unit. Deepak Saxena, PhD, leads the microbiome unit, and Beatrix Ueberheide, PhD, leads the proteomics unit.
Services for Center Investigators
We provide center investigators with access to state-of-the-art and emerging multiomics technologies and expertise for all aspects of basic, clinical, and translational research on environmental exposure impacts in human cohorts and basic research projects.
We offer integrated multiomics technical and analytical support focused on the specific research questions of center members. We pay particular attention to experimental design and coordinated or new methods of development for interdisciplinary collaborative research with translatable applications to public health. Experimental design planning and integrated multiomics outcomes and data analyses are provided to center omics researchers by direct consultation with the Environmental Health Statistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core.
Our core trains environmental health sciences (EHS) investigators and trainees on multiomics methods, applications, and translation in EHS research. We provide education on routine and emerging omics methods and their limitations and challenges, as well as hands-on and in-depth workshops. These facilitate center researcher collaborations with omics experts to acquire translatable multiomics information relevant to environmental health research. One-on-one consultations and personal bench training ensure optimal, quality-controlled sample preparation and processing for each omics technology.
For additional information, contact Dr. Jin at firstname.lastname@example.org.