The Institute provides the physical space to support collaborations among diverse researchers. The open floor plan encourages interactions among teams as well as access to major equipment. The facilities are located adjacent to Baystate Medical Center and accommodate access to human tissues and processing for primary cultures. Tissue procurement is facilitated by the Biospecimen Repository and Molecular Analysis facility and maintains tissue specimens available for IRB-approved projects. Shared equipment is available for broad analyses for genomic and functional studies. Researchers also have access to a fully equipped animal care facility providing skilled care to support preclinical investigations in animal models.