Small Instrument Fleet

Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Small Instrument Fleet
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Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Small Instrument Fleet

The Small Instrument Fleet offers NYU School of Medicine’s investigators a variety of devices, including polymerase chain reaction systems, advanced imaging tools, and the latest microscopes. We continually acquire new technology to upgrade our fleet and strengthen our researchers’ work.

Requests and Reservations

Request services or reserve instruments using our laboratory information management system (LIMS).
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Available instruments include the following:

  • Applied Biosystems StepOne Real-Time PCR System
  • Bio-Rad CFX96 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System
  • Biorupter®
  • EVOS® FL Color Imaging System 
  • GE Typhoon Trio
  • LI-COR Odyssey® Fc Imaging System
  • LI-COR Odyssey® Infrared Imaging System
  • FlexStation® 3 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader 
  • GenePix® 4000B Microarray Scanner 
  • NanoDrop 8000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer 
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (available in the Translational Research Laboratory)

These instruments allow our researchers to conduct DNA, nucleic acid, protein, cell, and tissue analysis. We also offer training on how to use these instruments.

Request Access to the Small Instrument Fleet

For ID badge access to the Small Instrument Fleet laboratory in Smilow room 310D, email Milton Hallin, research technician, at The subject of the email should read: Please grant access to Smilow 3 and Smilow 310D for <Your Name> <numbers located on the back of your ID card>.

To request access to the Small Instrument Fleet laboratories in the Alexandria Center for Life Science East or West Towers, please email Milton Hallin.

Reserve Instrument Time and Request Information

Please reserve time on an instrument though the online Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). A Kerberos ID is required for login. For questions about an instrument or training, fill out our technology request form.

How to Acknowledge the Small Instrument Fleet

Please acknowledge NYU School of Medicine’s Small Instrument Fleet instrumentation in all publications and grant applications if you are using equipment, services, expertise, or data generated at the laboratory. Authorship should be considered when our staff members are involved in significantly developing the experimental design or contribute to the publication content by advancing it to publishable form. Sign the acknowledgement form to confirm that you have read and understand the above policy and return to Kiki Nelson, director, at

Please send us the PDF file of your publications and let us know if the grant is awarded. This will enable us to demonstrate our involvement in the research of a large number of laboratories at the university, aiding the procurement of future equipment for the Small Instrument Fleet.

Please note that all publications resulting from the use of this lab are required to abide by the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy and be deposited into PubMed Central.