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Research Facilities

Individual research laboratories in Bartlett Hall, Foran Hall, and the Endocrine Research Facility are well equipped for contemporary research in integrative animal physiology and endocrinology, at the whole animal, cellular, and molecular levels of organization. The core facility in Foran Hall provides instrumentation that supports bio-imaging, bio-sensing, flow cytometry, real-time PCR, and high throughput screening. Other university core facilities are available to meet research needs for genomics, proteomics, and specialized microscopy. Animal research is supported by Rutgers Comparative Medicine Resources and the NJAES Animal Care Program, which provide approximately 150,000 square feet of indoor space in 25 buildings ranging from an environmentally controlled laboratory animal facility (12,000 sq. ft.) to traditional barns that house large animals on the Cook Campus Research Farm. Animal facilities are fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

In addition to the aforementioned, the G. H. Cook Campus is home to the Rutgers Equine Science Center, which provides state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and traditional equine facilities to support the research of several members of the Graduate Program in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences. The Center's facilities include a fully equipped equine exercise physiology laboratory with a high-speed equine treadmill, open-flow indirect calorimeter, electronic equipment for the measurement of cardiovascular function, and attached laboratories equipped for analyses of blood chemistry and fuel homeostasis.