Molecular Analysis Core (SUNYMAC)

Leica Laser Microdissection Apparatus
Core: Molecular Analysis Core (SUNYMAC)
Core Director: Frank Middleton, PhD
Core Contact: Karen Gentile
Phone: 315 464-3206
Location: IHP (Institute for Human Performance) 3636
Email: gentilek@upstate.edu
Web Site: SUNY Molecular Analysis Core Facility

Instrumentation in Core:

  • Illumina NextSeq next-generation sequencing instrument
  • Illumina MiSeq next-generation sequencing instrument
  • ABI 3130XL Genetic Analyzer
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Affymetrix GeneChip instrumentation including fluidics stations, hybridization ovens and high resolution scanner
  • Leica Laser Microdissection Microscope
  • BioTek Synergy 2 plate reader
  • BioRad CFX 384 Real Time PCR System
  • BioRad Tetrad 2 PCR Instrumentation
  • BioRad BioPlex 200 Luminex Instrument
  • Covaris M220 Focused Ultrasonicator
  • BioRad QX200 Droplet Digital PCR System
  • Data analysis workstations with software to analyze sequencing array data
  • Centralized data storage and mining

Brief Description of Core: SUNYMAC is a Core Facility that provides both fee-for-service sample preparation and analysis and free access to several pieces of common use equipment.  The Core specializes in genome-wide or targeted high-throughput gene expression, genotyping, and copy number mapping, as well as ChIP-seq and methylation-seq analysis.  The primary technologies include Illumina next-generation sequencing (NGS) and Affymetrix GeneChip. Fee-for service applications include RNA extraction, Bioanalyzer analysis, next-gen sequencing library preparation and validation, Sanger sequencing, and Luminex assay processing. Common use equipment in the lab includes a plate reader (absorbance/fluorescence/luminescence), Covaris ultrasonicator, real time PCR instrument, BioRad Tetrad thermal cycler, and laser microdissection microscope.

Core Fee Schedule: Contact Karen Gentile for current fees and services provided.

How to Access Core Services: Phone or email.