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

A full suite of software is utilized, anchored by the GCG Wisconsin package with Grail Pro extension. Both PC and Macintosh platforms are supported, and a Silicon Graphics workstation hosts the Insight II molecular modeling software.

Available instrumentation facilitates the biochemical characterization of proteins and nucleic acids.

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

Cell and Tissue Culture
Both small and large scale cell culture services are offered, including transfection and transformation assays and cell banking.

Mouse Transgenesis
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.

Laser Capture Microdissection
Our LCM Facility can capture several hundreds of cells per session using the Autopix Laser Capture Microdissection System from Arcturus.

Flow Cytometry/Cell Sorting
The staff can perform up to 4-color flow cytometry and cell sorting studies.