The RNA Therapeutics Institute will be housed in the newly built 520,000 sq ft Albert Sherman Center beginning in early 2013. The program will house many newly purchased departmental pieces of equipment that will be centrally located and available to its entire faculty. These will include: low, high and ultra speed centrifuges, VersaDoc gel imaging system, QtPCR and PCR systems, SpectraMax M5 plate reader, iMark plate reader, lyophilizer system, speedvac system, Bioanalyzer, Varion Cary spectrophotometer, Tricarb2910 scintillation counter, and New Brunswick refrigerated shakers. There will also many other high end shared pieces of equipment among our faculty some of which will include,spinning confocal microscope, Olympus TIRF microscope, API Deltavisioin deconvolving microscope, a covaris. Until 2013, faculty will join the current RTI faculty in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology or Molecular Medicine.
In addition to RTI-housed equipment, UMMS has a vast array of research support facilities for researchers: NMR spectroscopy (400 MHz & 600 MHz), proteomics & mass spectrometry, small molecule screening, bioinformatics, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, genotyping, human embryonic stem cell, live animal imaging, GeneChip and microarray, peptide synthesis, RNAi core, X-ray crystallography, deep sequencing, molecular modeling, tissue culture, fluorescence-activate cell sorting, , transgenic animal modeling, cancer center tissue bank, molecular biology core lab, histology lab, a machine shop and more. There is also a central animal care facility set up in accordance with NIH guidelines. All of the above resources are available to all UMMS researchers through the University Research Core Facilities.