The Office of Science and Technology (OST) is responsible for the NIAMS Labs core facilities. It provides and develops new technologies and advises the Scientific Director, Lab and Section Chiefs, and researchers on emerging science and technology. OST initiates collaborative, cooperative, and service-based activities that facilitate the performance of science and coordinate the core technological facilities of the Intramural Research Program.

Under the leadership of Dr. Massimo Gadina, the office strives to provide the best and most up-to-date instrumentation and to offer guidance and training so that NIAMS researchers can get the most out of their experiments.

Sections

Biodata Mining and Discovery Section

Hong-Wei Sun, Ph.D. Chief

Provides computational and bioinformatics approaches, such as next generation sequencing data analysis, and develop new data analysis algorithms and strategies.

Flow Cytometry Section

James Simone Chief

Provides cellular analysis and cell sorting, including multi-parameter analysis, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, single cell sorting, and cytometric analysis of intracellular signaling events.

Genomic Technology Section

Stefania Dell'Orso, Ph.D. Chief

Provides a diverse portfolio of sequencing services to help NIAMS investigators solve highly diverse biological and biomedical research questions.

Laboratory Animal Care and Use Section

Crystal Brobst-Wormell, D.V.M. Chief

Provides veterinary care, animal ordering, protocol preparation, training, animal facility management, animal care monitoring, and coordination of rodent rederivation.

Light Imaging Section

Davide Randazzo, Ph.D. Chief

Provides scientists access to state-of-the-art light imaging equipment, and provides support for the acquisition and analysis of images with various techniques of light microscopy.

Translational Immunology Section

Massimo Gadina, Ph.D. Chief

Provides services, consultative advice, and in-depth instructions in a variety of immunologic methods to facilitate interpretation of immunoassays most relevant to a research study.

Last Updated: May 2021