Location and Resources
The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) was established in April, 2010 as a multi-departmental, multidisciplinary research center aimed at optimizing translation of advances in basic immunology from the laboratory to the clinic, understanding immunological diseases and events in humans and optimizing “horizontal” translation between different disciplines of applied immunology. Columbia University has committed substantial resources to the development of the CCTI over the next five years, and the completed Center will include 11 independent laboratories working in various areas of organ transplantation, hematopoietic cell transplantation, Type I diabetes, other areas of autoimmunity and tumor immunology. The CCTI is conducting joint recruitments with the Division of Hematology/Oncology (for a Director to establish a new BMT program at Columbia), the Berrie Diabetes Center, the Transplant Initiative, the Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Rheumatology, and the Division of Nephrology.
The CCTI occupies 25,000 square feet of space, including 12,000 sq. ft of newly renovated rooms in both the Black and Physicians and Surgeons Buildings at Columbia University Medical Center. The space is currently fully-equipped for cellular and molecular immunology and in vivo studies.
Core facilities within the CCTI include flow cytometry, a clinical studies core, and a transplantation tissue bank. Additionally, the advanced microscopy facilities of the Departments of Microbiology/Immunology and Derm-atology as well as the imaging core in the Herbert Irving cancer center are all available to CCTI investigators. The histology core of the Berrie diabetes center is available for the proposed studies.