Stem Cell Research

The Stem Cell Research Facility Core is a recharge facility designed to provide equipment and training to all investigators, academic and industry, currently engaged in or seeking to pursue stem cell and mammalian cell biology research. Our state-of-the-art multi laboratory facility supports collaborative projects involving cell biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and informatics research. We offer consultation for academic and industry partners regarding the design and performance of investigations, including the selection of cell types, phenotypic analysis, and imaging strategies. The laboratory is a fully equipped aseptic cell culture facility that supports hypoxic studies and rapid workflow development including automated liquid handling, high-content and time-lapse imaging, and specialized algorithms for data analysis.

Rensselaer’s Stem Cell Research Core has received support from the New York Stem Cell Initiative (NYSTEM C026717) and the New York Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB, C030080 and C030239).

For information about equipment, training, and other resources available through the Stem Cell Core, please visit the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research website.

Contact Information: 
Karthikeyan Narayanan, Ph.D.
Director Stem Cell Core

Rates & Fees
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Annual Fee $2867 $4716 $9432 $8489
Myco Test $34 $56 $112 $101
hPSC Module $1268 $2085.86 $4171.72 $3754.55
hMSC Module $634 $1042 $2,085.86 $1877.27

Access Policies, Rates & Fees, and Guidelines  & Regulations are all posted on the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research website.

If your work in the Rensselaer Center for Stem Cell Research contributes to a publication, please acknowledge the “RPI Stem Cell Research Facility, funded by NYSTEM C026717.”


Bio Safety Cabinets
Stringent aseptic laboratory conditions for isolation and maintenance of mammalian cell lines, primary cells and tissues, generation of transgenic cell lines, and tissue fabrication.
Cellink Biox Printer

Extrusion bioprinter for tissue fabrication research. Allows computer-aided 3D construction of custom constructs with precise patterning.

Thermo Scientific Cellomics ArrayScan XTI
High-content screening (HCS) platform for automated, multi-parametric fluorescence and brightfield imaging of fixed or live cells in microplates, with quantitative analysis at single cell resolution. Image analysis can be performed in real time using nineteen different analytical “Bioapplications” algorithms. Applications include programs to study the cell cycle, cell motility, marker localization, membrane dynamics, neuronal differentiation, and protein translocation.
epMotion 5070 Liquid Handling System
Programmable robotic liquid dispensing. Automate plate setup for high-content screens, sample collection and other medium-throughput cell-based applications.
Olympus VivaView
A vital complement to endpoint data analyses, this powerful live imaging system makes it possible to collect fluorescent and differential interference contrast (DIC) time-lapse images of live cells in stable environmental conditions.
Olympus IX51 Inverted Microscope
Live and fixed cell imaging platform with fluorescence and brightfield/phase contrast capabilities.

Required Acknowledgement and Authorship

Please acknowledge the CBIS Core Facilities in all publications and grant applications where our equipment and/or personnel have facilitated the work. These acknowledgements are very important because documenting our contributions helps to ensure that the resources of the Core Facilities are sustainable.

  • Equipment: If you used Core Facility equipment, please note this in the Materials and Methods. e.g., Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out using a TA Instruments TGA-Q50 (Rensselaer CBIS Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility).
  • Personnel: Please consider including CBIS personnel as co-authors on your publications when they have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research. Include CBIS Core Facility directors or staff as co-PI or co-investigators in grant applications when they provide a significant contribution to the grant proposal and scientific/intellectual leadership for the proposed work. Please follow these guidelines: ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts. Also, our Core Facility personnel always appreciate when they are mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of publications.
  • Required Funding Authorization Form: Rensselaer researchers must fill out the CBIS Cores Authorization Form (PDF) to use the CBIS Core Facilities.
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