Molecular Biology: Customized Services

A wide range of custom services in molecular biology are available at the CFG. These include project-based services such as gene cloning and construction of insertion plasmids, gene discovery and characterization, gene expression studies, and recombinant protein expression and characterization.

Gene Cloning

  • Restriction digestion and analysis
  • Plasmid construction and purification
  • Site-directed mutagenesis

Gene Discovery/Characterization

  • cDNA library screening
  • Isolation of cDNA by RT-PCR
  • Identification of complete cDNA by RACE analysis
  • Genomic library screening
  • Isolation of genes by long range PCR cloning

Gene Expression

  • Quantitative Real Time PCR
  • RT-PCR
  • Northern analysis
  • Microarray analysis
  • Western, immunoprecipitation analysis

Protein Expression/Characterization

  • Generation of expression constructs
  • Western, immunoprecipitation analysis


Contact Information

Core Director

John Tine, Ph.D.

(518) 591-7212


Karen Preston, M.S.

(518) 591-7165