Genomics Core


  • Michael Salbaum, PhD


This core seeks to achieve high-quality and costeffective research data production by providing state-of-theart expertise, consultation, training, instrumentation, and services for qualitative and quantitative analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein to investigators at Pennington Biomedical and the biomedical research community of Louisiana.


The Genomics Core Facility (GCF) provides DNA sequencing, DNA fragment analysis, qualitative and quantitative analysis of DNA and RNA samples, quantitative PCR, microarray spotting, hybridization, and scanning, robotics, and bioinformatics services. Individual and small group training and consultation services are offered for sequence analysis, real-time PCR, and microarray analysis.

The GCF laboratory services are available to any researcher. The goal of the GCF is to provide high quality service at low cost to facilitate research. Use of the Genomics Core Facility services are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. The wait time for instrument use is rarely more than one day and is frequently shorter.