The Crary laboratory is located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, on the upper east side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The ISMMS received $318.4 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded in 2017 making it 13th among U.S. medical schools and is 1st in research dollars per principal investigator among U.S. medical schools by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The ISMMS has 36 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical institutes and 33 academic departments, with an annual budget of $2.7 billion. There are more than 6,369 full-time, part-time, and voluntary faculty. The ISMMS was named 4th among “World’s Most Innovative Companies in Data Science” by Fast Company magazine in 2016.
The Crary laboratory consists of approximately 1200 sq ft. of space in a 3000 sq. ft open-plan multi-investigator laboratory on the 9th floor of the Icahn Building at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The laboratory is equipped for a wide range of histopathological studies of post-mortem brain tissue, including histology and staining equipment (e.g., tissue processors, embedders, microtomes, etc). The laboratory is also has a Ventana BenchMark XT automated IHC/ISH slide staining system. The laboratory is also equipped for biochemical, cell and molecular studies, with refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, gel electrophoresis equipment, microfuges, QPCR machines, water baths, laminar flow hoods, etc. The lab also has a KingFisher™ Flex Purification System for DNA and RNA isolation.