The Office of Science and Technology (OST) is responsible for the NIAMS Labs core facilities (CORES). 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.
Biodata Mining and Discovery SectionHong-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 SectionJames 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 SectionStefania 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 SectionJoseph Woo, M.S., M.B.A., LATG Animal Resources Program Coordinator
Provides veterinary care, animal ordering, protocol preparation, training, animal facility management, animal care monitoring, and coordination of rodent rederivation.
Light Imaging SectionDavide 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 SectionMassimo 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.