Dr. Anne Klibanski, Chief Academic Officer, Partners Healthcare
Across the Partners HealthCare system, there is a wide range of scientific core facilities which provide specialized services and resources to support our research community. There are more than 95 scientific cores at MGH, BWH, and McLean Hospital, ranging from animal resources to microscopy and imaging. These facilities contribute to the quality, productivity, and success of the research enterprise and highlight the innovation and scientific advances of our AMC faculty. Core resources are available to all Partners researchers and to the Boston biomedical research community. The Core facilities offer access to expertise in new technology and sophisticated instrumentation. Core facilities are also a valuable resource to young investigators striving to establish their research program.
The breadth and availability of our core facilities are just two of the many reasons why our institutions remain leaders in biomedical research. The Partners Research Core Facilities Office works with our hospital research leadership and faculty to ensure that they continue to provide access to state-of-the-art the technologies in a compliant and financially responsible way. Partners remains dedicated to ensuring the success of our investigators.
Andrew Chase, Vice President, Research Management, Partners Healthcare
The Research Core Facilities provide scientific and technical expertise to the Partners Research Community and are available to other biomedical research institutions. Utilizing the core facilities is an excellent way to leverage the world-class scientific infrastructure among the Partners teaching hospitals and increase scientific collaboration. Partners Research Management provides strategic planning for the cores to be sustainable, cost effective, and compliant with institutional guidelines and federal regulations.
The cores website is a portal for the wider Boston Research Community, including the biotechnology and biomedical industry, to gain information and accesses to the wide array of services provided by the research cores across Partners hospitals. We strongly encourage the use of the diverse services provided by the Research Cores Facilities across the hospitals by both internal investigators and external institutions.
Research core facilities at Partners HealthCare bring state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodologies and expertise crucial to the promotion of research on our campuses and beyond. There are over eighty cores, across the Partners Hospitals, established to share their expertise, facilities and equipment in order to efficiently use resources, promote collaboration, and further enhance the competitiveness of Partners investigators to secure research funding.
The Partners Core Management System provides Core users with one stop shopping of all Partners cores on the system. Core users have the ability to create user accounts to manage funding, request services and check the status of requests at their own convenience. The system is in the early stages of implementation so be sure to check back regularly to see what Cores have been added.
To download a Quick Guide to Using the Partners Core Management System click here.
RESEARCH CORE FACILITIES TEAM
Ramesh earned his PhD in Biochemistry from U. Mass Medical School and joined the Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) as Post-doctoral fellow. He remained with the Division of Immunology, BCH for over two decades as a PI and as the Director of Laboratory Research for seven years. His main research focus was on the molecular basis of Primary Immune Deficiency diseases with emphasis on the role of actin cytoskeleton in T cell function. Ramesh has published over 60 original papers, book chapters and reviews. He left research to join Research Administration at BCH and moved to Partners Research Core Facilities Office in December 2014.
Yovani Edwards Is a Senior Financial Analyst at the Research Core Facilities Office. She has been with the Office since 2011 and believes that the past five years as a Financial Analyst at Partners Healthcare has been a great learning experience and a wonderful way to help the research community. She on the board of the Directors (Treasurer) for Community Alliance. Yovani graduated with a Master’s degree in Finance from Bentley University. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching Documentaries.
Jessica is a Senior specialist at the Research Core Facilities Office. Jessica is from West Warwick, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in Biomedical Engineering. After her graduation she joined Partners Healthcare as part of their Research Management cohort training program and at the completion she was appointed as a specialist with Research Cores Facilities Office. She is a candidate at Boston University for a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on the Healthcare System.