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A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Genomics Core Facility

Scientific Director: Yoav Gilad, PhD
Operational Director and Technical Director (Next Generation Sequencing and Microarrays): Pieter Faber, PhD
Technical Director (DNA Sequencing and Genotyping): William J. Buikema, PhD

(Read an article about this core in Pathways to Discovery.)

The Genomics Core Facility provides state-of-the-art microarray, DNA sequencing, and genotyping platforms with specialized databases for storing, managing, and manipulating both clinical information and diverse types of genetic and genomic data. Services are for biomedical researchers, as well as experts seeking sophisticated hardware, software, programming solutions, database solutions, or interdisciplinary collaborations. All genomic and bioinformatics analyses are completed at the highest possible speeds.


  • Next-Generation Sequencing (Lifetech SOLiD and Illumina)
  • Microarray Services (Illumina, Affymetrix and Agilent)
  • Sanger Sequencing (including plasmid preparation) and non-array based genotyping
  • Real-time PCR services
  • Agilent Bio-Analyzer validation of sample quality (RNA, next-generation libraries)