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BioResearch Core Facility

For more information contact:

Robert A. Waniewski, Ph.D.
Director, BioResearch Core
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

Tel:  518-276-4835
Fax: 518-276-4233

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

The BioResearch Core (BRC) facilities include 14,000 square feet of rodent research space with barrier housing in ventilated rack systems, surgery and procedure suites, necropsy and anesthesia rooms, sterilization and washing facility, Hydropac water system, behavioral and circadian research suites, an aquatic research complex and quarantine facilities.  The BioResearch staff supports all rodent BioImaging procedures.


The BRC adheres to all guidelines of the NIH (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and New York State Department of Health. All activities are reviewed and approved by the Rensselaer Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) – and by the attending veterinarian.

Information concerning facility Specific-Pathogen-Free (SPF) profile and quarantine policies is available.  Professional assistance with the preparation of animal research protocols and training in specific procedures are available by appointment.

Online Scheduling

To schedule time in the facility:

  1. Click on this Online Scheduling link to open the Calcium Calendar site in a new window.
  2. Clicking the ‘Login’ button on the Calcium calendar site allows you to enter your RCS username and password.
  3. Click 'User Options' on the following page, enter your current RCS password and email address, and click on 'Change Email Address'.
  4. Next, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be assigned the editing capabilities on the procedure room calendars you need to access.

All procedure room usage must be scheduled in advance.