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Genomics Research Core

Overview of Services

In addition to no cost consultation on study design, technology choice and technical troubleshooting, the GRC provides fee for service laboratory support for:

  • Nucleic acid extraction and quality assessment
  • Sanger DNA sequencing and fragment genotyping
  • SNP genotyping on multiple platforms from single loci to multiplexed custom assays and genome wide
  • Next Gen sequencing using the Ion Torrent PGM and Proton
    • RNA-Seq, including small RNA

    • Chip-Seq

    • Exome sequencing

    • small genomes
    • 16s metagenomics

    • Targeted sequencing, including custom targets


  • RNA and miRNA expression analysis

    • Microarrays

    • Realtime PCR

    • Nanostring




Janette Lamb

Asst Director, Genomics Research Core


Paul Wood

Asst Director for Core Facilities, HSCRF


Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday -  Friday            

8 am - 5 pm

Hours staffed

7 am -5 pm 

3343 Forbes Ave

3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA   15260

Links and Resources

  1. Genomics Research Core Home Page
  2. Contact Sanger Sequencing Staff at
  3. Health Sciences Core Research Facilities  - need URL
  4. Access data generated by GRC


Name Role Phone Email Location
Debby Hollingshead
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Tracy Crawford
Adminstrator, HSCRF
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Liane Fairfull
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Erica Fong
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Therese Libert
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Heidi Monroe
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Yvette Rhodes
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Bryan Thompson
Laboratory Staff
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor
Janette Lamb
Asst Director
3343 Forbes, 3rd Floor


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