UTHSA Biobanking and Genome Analysis

Overview of Services

The Biobanking and Genome Analysis Core Laboratory offers services in the following four categories:  

 

BioBanking

  • Services for biological sample processing and storage
  • Isolation of nucleic acids from biological specimens
  • Quantity and quality assessment of nucleic acids (Nanodrop spectrophotometer and Agilent Bioanalyzer)
  • Epstein-Barr Virus transformation of lymphocytes to establish lymphoblastoid cell lines 

Genotyping

  • High throughput genotyping of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) using Agena Mass Array technology
  • TaqMan allelic discrimination analysis using a Bio-Rad CFX96 and CFX384 Touch real-time PCR system

Whole Genome Gene Expression

  •  Whole genome gene expression microarray analysis for human aand model organisms (Agilent GE microarrays in various formats)
  •  Targeted gene expression analysis using the TaqMan real-time quantitative PCR or SYBR Green methods and the Bi-Rad CFX96 and CFX384 Touch real-time PCR systems
  •  Absolute quantification of RNA transcripts and DNA copy number with a Bio-Rad QX200 droplet digital PCR system
  •  Access to Agilent GeneSpring analysis software

Digital Slide Scanning

  •  Brightfield and fluorescent imaging of tissues with an Aperio VERSA

 

Leadership

 

Robin J. Leach, Ph.D., Director

Email: leach@uthscsa.edu

Phone: 210.567.6947

 

Teresa L. Johnson-Pais, Ph.D., Co-Director

Email: paist@uthscsa.edu

Phone: 210.567.6571

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

8 AM - 5 PM

 

*Self Use equipment is available 24/7 for trained users                

 

University of TX Health Science Center    

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

 

Rooms 5.570C   5.571C   5.573C MED

 

Links and Resources

  1. Biobanking and Genome Core Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Teresa L. Johnson-Pais, Ph.D.
Co-Director
 
210.567.6571
 
paist@uthscsa.edu
 
5.542E MED
 
Robin Leach, Ph.D.
Director
 
210.567.6947
 
leach@uthscsa.edu
 
5.552C MED
 

Services & Rates


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