The CMB provides technical support in molecular biology and bioinformatics to the Smith community. Individualized training is always available upon request. No projects are too large or too small. Let’s work together to make science happen!

Training Process

To access the CMB, all users are required to complete a general training that covers safety and scheduling with the director. After general training is completed, instrument-specific training can be requested on an individual basis.  General training is brief and typically takes around 30 minutes. Instrument-specific training times are variable and highly depended on individual needs.

Please include:

  • your lab affiliation
  • information about your project
  • if you need general or instrument-specific training
  • times that you are available in the upcoming 2 weeks

If you are requesting instrument-specific training, please include which instrument you plan to use.

For all training inquiries email Riccardo Racicot at