Core Services

CFG core laboratories provide services to the research community on a fee-for-service basis. These services are available to investigators at the University at Albany, other academic institutions, and commercial entities.

Molecular Biology
Basic services such as DNA sequencing and microsatellite/DNA fragment analysis are offered, as well as customized comprehensive molecular biology solutions including microarray analysis.

Proteomics & Mass Spec
Available instrumentation facilitates the biochemical characterization of proteins and nucleic acids.

Microarray & HT Sequencing
Custom services for gene expression analysis using the Affymetrix GeneChip technology are currently offered. Instrumentation for two-color experiments are also available.

Mouse Transgenesis & Cell and Tissue Culture
Comprehensive services from vector design and construction to microinjection and ES cell transfection are offered to facilitate the generation of transgenic and targeted gene knockout mice.
Both small and large scale cell culture services are offered, including transfection and transformation assays and cell banking.

Laser Capture Microdissection
Our LCM Facility can capture several hundreds of cells per session using the Veritas Laser Capture Microdissection System from Arcturus.
Please, contact Dr. Brian Parr, Ph.D., Director of the Transgenics and Cell Culture core facility, for access to this service

Flow Cytometry/Cell Sorting
The staff can perform up to 4-color flow cytometry and cell sorting studies.
Please, contact Dr. Brian Parr, Ph.D., Director of the Transgenics and Cell Culture core facility, for access to this service