Genome Sciences Core

Director: Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Ph.D
Phone: (717) 531-0003 x289250
Email: yimamura@hmc.psu.edu

Staff: Robert Brucklacher, BA, BS;  Georgina Bixler, BS.

The Genome Sciences Core provides services and analyses for genotyping and gene expression studies ranging from genome-wide studies to focused analyses of specific SNPs, mRNA, or miRNAs.  The Core also provides pre-experiment consultation to ensure the best possible results and post-experiment bioinformatic capabilities.

Services Offered:

  • RNA Quality Assessment
  • mRNA Microarrays (Human, Mouse, Rat)
  • SNP Microarrays (up to 1,000,000 SNPs)
  • Quantitative Real-Time PCR mRNA and miRNA analyses
  • TaqMan SNP Analyses
  • Epigenetic Analyses (Chromatin and DNA methylation)
  • Bioinformatic Analyses

Major Equipment & Software: 

  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Agilent Genespring GX 11 Software
  • ABI 7900HT qPCR Instrument
  • Axon 4000B microarray scanner
  • GE Healthcare Codelink Bioarray Parallel Processing System
  • Illumina BeadStation system
  • Illumina BeadExpress system
  • Illumina GenomeStudio Software
  • Ingenuity Pathway Analysis Software
  • Molecular Devices M2 UV/Vis/Fluor Spectrophotometer
  • Nanodrop Spectrophotometer
  • Nimblegen Microarray Dryer
  • Roche/Nimblegen Hybridization System
  • SignalMap Software
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