Tag Archive: CONNECTION REQUEST

Service Request: Studio Consultation


The ICTR Studio is a multidisciplinary service center that was created to help investigators improve the quality and impact of their translational research. Serving the entire Johns Hopkins University medical research community, it operates across all university affiliated departments, centers and institutes and is open to the study of any disease.  Assistance is provided by consultants who are acknowledged authorities in their fields, and is available for any phase of project development.  Studio consultants possess a broad spectrum of expertise ranging from content experts to help formulate the most relevant research questions, to methodological and technical specialists available to address … Continue reading

Medicinal Chemistry Unit


The Medicinal Chemistry Unit synthesizes small molecule when it is not commercially available.  This unit also supports structure-activity relationship studies. For more information, contact David Meyers, PhD.   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Imaging Translational Program


The Imaging Translational Technology Core (Imaging TTC) facilitates one-on-one consultation with imaging experts for study design, imaging protocol development and study implementation. The core facilitates integrated use of imaging resources in translational projects and clinical trials and offers research imaging management infrastructure through the Johns Hopkins Medical Image Research Archive Center for research data storage and distribution Imaging also offers CORIS, a one week observership program for anyone interested in radiology. Participants have an opportunity to shadow Katarzyna (Kasia) J. Macura, MD, PhD, FACR, Professor of Radiology, Urology and Oncology. For more information and to schedule a time, contact Atefeh Ameri at … Continue reading

Proteomic Biomarker Development Program


Proteomics Facility couples mass spectrometry to one and two dimensional separations by column chromatography or gel electrophoresis to identify, quantify or characterize proteins and their post-translational modifications, that are present in complex protein extracts or isolated in solution, gel bands or spots from cells, tissues or body fluids. Metabolite profiling for small molecules from clinical samples Provides biomarker development support Marker verification, validation, qualification for clinical implementation Provides technology and analysis to maximizes coverage of key proteomes required for discovery Quantitative protein analysis methods including mass spectrometry and development of new technologies Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory


The Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory is housed in the Asthma and Allergy Center at the Bayview Medical Campus. The Core also includes a Sample Processing Laboratory located in the Bayview CRU on the fourth floor of the 301 Building. Directed by Neal Fedarko, PhD, a professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the laboratory offers 87 distinct assays of clinical chemical endpoints and biomarkers to support ICTR research protocols. It is designed to serve ICTR investigators at all CRU locations. The ICTR CRU Core Laboratory supports ICTR-approved protocols by providing facilities, technical experience, and training for non-routine … Continue reading

Genetics Translational Technology Program


The Genetics Translational Technology Program bridges the gap between clinical genetic testing and research-driven molecular technologies with consulting and laboratory services and assistance with translation of molecular technologies to the clinical environment. The program provides: A consultation for the development and conduct of genetic based sequencing and diagnostic assays for clinical testing Clinical assay development services Exome and whole genome sequencing using next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies Partnership with the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Cytogenetics Laboratory for SNP Array Analysis   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Drug Screening Library Unit


The Drug Screening Library Unit maintains, distributes, and screens drug library (FDA approved) compounds.  This unit is ideal for re-purposing licensed drugs by screening activity against new targets. For more information, contact Jun Liu, PhD.   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Drug Development Unit


The Drug Development Unit provides: Consultative support for early phase clinical drug development Protocol design and data analysis support Early phase clinical study support   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Drug Analysis Unit


The Drug Analysis Unit provides support for drug development activities to faculty and to solicit use by faculty of Core expertise and facilities. Activities include consultative expertise and laboratory support. The unit offers support in the areas of: Small molecule assay development Sample analysis for pre-clinical and clinical studies Pharmacokinetic data analysis support Consultative support for pre-clinical study design   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Biologics Translational Program


This lab offers: Biologic product development and testing Consultative support for biologic development Preclinical testing to clinical production for early phase clinical testing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility and expertise to produce and maintain (stability testing Cell lines Gene vectors Antibodies Peptides   Click here to submit an ICTR Connection Request

Service Requests


Our consultative services cover the entire translational pathway, from assistance with early translational endeavors arising out of basic sciences, to help with the design and analysis of clinical research, assistance with regulatory compliance and ethical questions and expert consultations with community members on outreach. The Connection Request system is a one stop shop for everything that we have to offer and allows users to submit a request for a service.