Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility

The Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility at RPI is one of the best equipped research facilities in the northeast and provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for physical and/or chemical characterization of biological samples and nano-materials.

Contact Information: 

Joel Morgan, Ph.D.
Analytical Biochemistry Core Director
518-276-4170
morgaj3@rpi.edu

Policy for Use: 

Access to the Analytical Facility and Equipment
Access to all equipment must be approved by the core director. Approved users will have their ID cards activated to access the instrument room.

Training
All users must receive proper training before being permitted access to the equipment. Training is provided by the core director.

Scheduling
Advance reservation using online scheduling calendar is required. The billing is based on the length of occupation time, which is calculated based on the equipment computer log records.

Cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the experiment is required.  Users failing to do this will be charged (at the hourly rate) for the booked time.

To schedule time in the facility:

  1. Click on this Online Scheduling link to open the Calcium Calendar site in a new window.
  2. Click the ‘Login’ button on the Calcium calendar site allows you to enter your RCS username and password.
  3. If you cannot access the instrument calendar you are interested in, please send an email to Marimar Lopez ( lopezm4@rpi.edu) to be assigned the editing capabilities on the calendars you need to access.

Cleaning Up
Users are responsible for keeping the equipment and equipment areas safe and very clean.  Failing to maintain this policy will result in loss of use privileges.

Users are encouraged to remove their data from the hard disk of the computer immediately after each session. Long term storage of large quantity of data on the equipment computer is not recommended as the data can be removed from the system without any warning.

Radioactivity
Users are responsible for their compliance with the Radiation and Safety Department at RPI.

Billing
Users will be required to provide billing information prior to requesting instrument time.

Users with multiple billing accounts should specify the account number to be charged upon sign-up. Both internal and external users will be billed on a monthly basis. Providing fraudulent and/or inaccurate billing information may result in the loss of use privileges.