Shared Instrumentation Facility
Radiation Research Core Facility
The Radiation Research Core Facility provides a comprehensive range of irradiation sources designed to facilitate exposure of small animals, cells in culture, microorganisms, and macromolecules to gamma-rays (Co and Cs sources), X-rays and 254 nm UV light. Consultation is available to provide guidance for experimental design.
1) A high-dose-rate Gammacell 220 Cobalt Unit, for microorganisms such as yeast, and macromolecules.
2) An Atomic Energy of Canada Gammacell 40 Cesium Unit, which serves as a low dose rate irradiator for small animals, and mammalian cells in culture.
3) The X-RAD 320 Biological Irradiator is a self contained X-ray system with operating energies up to 320 keV, useful for irradiating only select regions of animals when coupled with custom shielding, and also mammalian cells in culture.
4) A UV light box emitting 254 nm light, for microorganisms and mammalian cells in culture.
5) The SARRP 200 combined X-ray/CT imaging machine.
Howard Lieberman, PhD, serves as Director and Kevin Hopkins, MS, is the manager.
For more information, please see: http://www.hiccc.columbia.edu/research/sharedresources/radiation