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Welcome to iLab, Columbia University’s Core Facility Management System

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Columbia Users: Login to iLab



About Columbia University’s Core Facilities and Shared Resources

Columbia University's core facilities provide shared access to state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and services. These facilities are open to all Columbia faculty, research scientists, and students, and will often provide education and training as needed. Many of the cores and shared research facilities use the Core Management software (iLab). This tool allows researchers to reserve time on equipment or submit service requests to the core. iLab also provides centralized billing system for core services. Use the Core Facilities tab above to identify facilities using iLab and to access them.

To view a comprehensive list of facilities, including those that do not use iLab, please refer to the VP&S Research website below.


Learn More about Shared Resources


Non-Columbia (External) Users
Although the core facilities are primarily intended for use by Columbia affiliates, some facilities are available for use by non-Columbia researchers as part of collaborations and/or on a fee-for-use basis. Information about external use of Columbia core facilities, including the creation of an iLab account (if needed), is available on the public VP&S Research website.


Instructions for External Users


iLab Help

For general support, the iLab Help Site provides a one-stop shop for all things related to iLab.


iLab Help


The VP&S Office for Research has developed FAQs to help users:
  • Set up accounts
  • Add users to labs and delegate responsibilities
  • Perform core billing events
  • Review invoices and spending on core services


View Guides for Internal Users


Contact Support

For assistance with iLab related issues once your account or core has been created (after reviewing the guides and FAQ), please email iLab support at and cc Jeffrey Hoinacki (


Contact iLab Support


For questions about the VP&S core facilities, contact the core directly or contact the VP&S Office for Research


Contact the VP&S Office for Research


iLab Cores at Columbia University

Core Name Primary Contact Email Phone Number/Ext
Animal Facilities (Institute of Comparative Medicine) Andrea C. Hubbard 212-305-2338
Biomarkers Core Laboratory (Irving Institute) Renu Nandakumar, PhD 212-305-0871
Biomarkers Shared Resource Regina Santella, PhD 212 305-1996
Biomedical Informatics (HICCC) Dr. Aris Floratos
Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory (CITL) Rodica Ciubotariu
Center for Community Outreach and Engagement Andria Reyes, M.A. 212-342-3793
Clinical Informatics/CISR (HICCC) Janie Weiss 1 646 317 0536
Columbia Genome Center Columbia Genome Center
Confocal and Specialized Microscopy (HICCC) Theresa Swayne, Ph.D. 347-920-6865
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) Robert Grassucci (212) 305-9520
Database/DBSR (HICCC) Database Email
Digital and Computational Pathology Laboratory/DCPL (Pathology and Cell Biology) Ambar Caban 212-305-0663
Emergency Backup Freezers (CUIMC) VP&S Office for Research
Flow Cytometry (Columbia Stem Cell Initiative) Michael Kissner 212-305-2561 (lab) 914-715-8765 (mobile)
Flow Cytometry, Microscopy, and Shared Equipment (CCTI)
Genetically Modified Mouse Models/GMMMSR (HICCC) Jianwen Que, MD, PhD. 212-305-5961
Human Immune Monitoring (CCTI) Xinzheng Victor Guo 212-304-7607
ICRC Conference Room Scheduling Maria Batori 646-317-0254
Microbiology & Immunology Shared Resources Amir Figueroa 212-342-4089
Microbiome (Medicine) Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD (212) 342-4530
Molecular Cytogenetics (HICCC) Shan Zha 212-851-4779
Molecular Pathology/MPSR (HICCC) Hanina Hibshoosh MD
Mouse NeuroBehavior (Institute for Genomic Medicine) Mu Yang 212-305-2388; Cell: 916-712-8538
Oncology Precision Therapeutics and Imaging Core/OPTIC (HICCC) Christopher B Damoci 212-851-4901
Proteomics (HICCC) Rajesh Soni, Ph. D.
Radiation Research (HICCC) Howard B. Lieberman, Ph.D. Tel: 212-305-9241 Fax: 212-305-3229
Radiation Research/SARRP (HICCC) Kunal Chaudhary, M.S., PhD (646) 853-0433
Single Cell Analysis (Systems Biology) Erin Bush 212-305-1572
Skin Immunity, Integrity and Disease/SIND (Dermatology) Raquel Shrager 212-851-4802
Skin Stem Cell Imaging and Manipulation/SCIM (Dermatology) Rong Du, Ph.D. 212-851-4857
Taub Institute Shared Resources Jamila Mercado 212.305.1583
Zuckerman Institute: Advanced Instrumentation Tanya Tabachnik 212-853-0472, 609-851-2135
Zuckerman Institute: Cellular Imaging Luke Hammond 917-561-9845
Zuckerman Institute: Flow Cytometry Ira Schieren 212-305-1005
Zuckerman Institute: MR Core J. Thomas Vaughan
Zuckerman Institute: Virology Tanya Tabachnik (212) 853-0472