Division of Advanced Research Technologies

Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Division of Advanced Research Technologies
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Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Division of Advanced Research Technologies

NYU School of Medicine’s Division of Advanced Research Technologies comprises core laboratories that are dedicated to facilitating basic, clinical, and translational research. Our scientists collaborate across academic disciplines and with partnering investigators from outside institutions and laboratories. 

Our team members recognize that the most complex problems in biomedical research require complex solutions—powerful technologies employed by experts who personify the ethos of collaboration as they conduct their studies with precision.

A diverse committee of faculty, core directors, and administrators provides strategic guidance, ensuring that our technology and practices enable our partners to perform more robust research.

What's New

Shared resource core laboratories facilitate the use of research funds and broaden access to advanced technologies. Such facilities aid the research community by promoting rigorous research practices, quality technical training, and collaborative research. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology recently conducted a survey to collect the perspectives of shared resource users and providers. The survey report, “Maximizing Shared Research Resources,” identified the tremendous value they bring to the research community in areas such as cost savings, access to advanced technologies, and facilitation of collaborative efforts. The survey also identified challenges and key areas for improvement: funding and business operations, discoverability and access, ability to meet evolving needs, and core scientist career track and staff development.

Protecting the Genome from Jumping Genes

Ruth Lehmann, PhD, and colleagues report a newly discovered way in which sex cells protect their genetic material from mobile segments of DNA, colloquially called “jumping genes.” In sex cells, small RNAs that are associated with the Piwi proteins (known as piRNAs) help preserve the genome from transposable elements. The researchers found that piRNAs can also regulate splicing—the copyediting process through which messages mature to produce proteins. For some mobile elements, splicing produces the activity that allows them to jump out of the DNA and insert into new locations in the genome. In this new pathway, piRNAs guide the recruitment of repressive proteins that prevent splicing of transposable elements, thus preventing jumping activity. Extra measures of protection are especially important in sex cells, as any mistakes introduced into their genome will be carried over to the next generation. The study features data generated by NYU Langone's Genome Technology Center and the Cytometry and Cell Sorting Laboratory, supported by NIH P30CA016087.

Tony B. Academic Travel Award Honors Marion Failler

Congratulations to Marion Failler, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Brian Dynlacht, PhD, on winning the SLAS 2018 Tony B. Academic Travel Award to present the results of her latest screening project performed at our High Throughput Biology Laboratory.

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Administration

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Director David Levy PhD

David Levy, PhD
Associate Dean, Division of Advanced Research Technologies
david.levy@nyumc.org

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Senior Director Sheenah Mische PhD

Sheenah Mische, PhD
Senior Director, Division of Advanced Research Technologies
sheenah.mische@nyumc.org

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Administrative Coordinator Susana Esquenazi BS

Susana Esquenazi, BS
Administrative Coordinator, Division of Advanced Research Technologies
susana.esquenazi@nyumc.org

Program Coordinator Kristine Lluveras

Kristine Lluveras, BA
’Omics Program Coordinator, Division of Advanced Research Technologies
kristine.lluveras@nyumc.org

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Administrative Associate Andrea Ohlsson

Andrea Ohlsson, BA
Administrative Associate, Division of Advanced Research Technologies
andrea.ohlsson@nyumc.org

 

Tom Winner, MBA
Director, Finance and Administration, Office of Science and Research
thomas.winner@nyumc.org

Division of Advanced Research Technologies Advisory Committee

Jef Boeke, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Systems Genetics

Bruce Cronstein, MD
The Dr. Paul R. Esserman Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Pathology
Director, Program in Collaborative Research, Division of Translational Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Glenn Fishman, MD
The William Goldring Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Vice Chair, Research, Department of Medicine
Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology

Ruth Lehmann, PhD
The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology and Chair, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Director, Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology

Benjamin Neel, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine 
Director, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

Richard Tsien, DPhil
The Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuroscience Institute

Itai Yanai, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine