Dean’s CoREs

Dean's CoREs bring state-of-the-art, crucial instrumentation and methodologies for modern biomedical research within reach of all Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators, post docs, and graduate students. Our facilities are staffed by experts who not only provide research services, but are also sources of instruction and training. As such, our CoREs constitute a major educational resource for those wishing to diversify or explore new avenues of research. CoREs are administered through the Office of the Dean and partially subsidized by institutional funds. Should you wish to establish a new Dean’s CoREs, you may submit a proposal that involves users from multiple departments and disciplines for review by the Dean’s Office.

The continuous and fast-paced evolution of biomedical technologies requires that our School continuously monitor the effectiveness and usage of each CoRE so that we can modernize, restructure, or in some cases, eliminate them. We welcome your comments and experiences so that the facilities can respond to your needs and enhance your research ideas and pursuits. Please submit your comments, suggestions, and appraisals to the administrator of the Dean's CoREs, see contact information on right. With your assistance, we will continue to refine the array of services offered by the CoREs so that the latest techniques and methodologies are available to all ISMMS investigators.

General Guidelines


  • CoREs are open to all faculty, with equal access regardless of departmental or center affiliation; priority is given to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty over external users
  • Services from the CoREs require authorization from a Principal Investigator
  • All utilization of CoREs are subject to charge
  • Users are invoiced and billed by fund numbers on a monthly basis
  • Billing is initiated when service is requested
  • Users who cancel appointments less than 24 hours in advance are subject to full charge
  • Direct questions regarding monthly billing should be directed to CoRE Directors
  • The CoREs are not responsible for the application of their products or outcome of research studies involving their products
  • Each CoRE has an advisory committee that meets semi-annually with the CoRE director


Administration, Dean’s CoREs

Meet the team that manages all administrative aspects of of our Dean’s CoREs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Reginald W. Miller, DVM
Dean of Research and Infrastructure

Chineta Pullin, MS, Administrative Director

Veronica Moses, CM, Financial Administrative Director

Viviana Badillo, Financial Analyst



Flow Cytometry

Jordi Ochando, PhD 

Freezer Farm

Michael Donovan


Michael Donovan, MD, PhD

Human Immune Monitoring

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD


Kevin Kelley, PhD


Deanna Benson, PhD

Mouse Genetics

Kevin Kelley, PhD

Quantitative PCR

Venugopalan Nair, PhD

Rodent Breeder Colony Management  

Jonathan Cohen, DVM

Main iLab Link

Biorepository and Pathology iLab Reservation

Flow Cytometry iLab Reservation

Microscopy iLab Reservation

Transgenic iLab Reservation

qPCR iLab Reservation

It is important that you acknowledge all the Dean's CoREs and CoREs in all publications that include data derived from the facility. This is a National Institutes of Health requirement.