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Molecular Genomics Workspace

Overview of Services

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) manages a molecular genomics core laboratory as well as a shared equipment workspace to support genomics-based research at Texas A&M University. The TIGSS Genomics Core offers training and experimental support for many technologies upstream of sequence generation. Equipment systems include the 10x Genomics Chromium single-cell system for extraction and isolation of nucleic acids and template preparation for sequencing or qPCR from single cells, and the 10x Genomics Visium system for spatial gene expression profiling, as well asa Eppendorf epMotion 5075 liquid handling system for library preparation, the Agilent TapeStation and BioTek Cytation5 multifunction imager for library quality control, and the Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq 2000 for generation of up to 400 million single end or 800 million paired end sequencing reads per run.  Through the Texas Genomics Core Alliance, we have access to the NovaSeq housed at the North Texas Genome Center at UT Arlington.  Long-read sequencing is performed on our Oxford Nanopore Technologies GridION.

Apart from DNA sequencing platforms, the Genomics Core offers whole-genome genotyping on the Illumina Infinium platform, and optical genome mapping with the Bionano Genomics Saphyr system.

Equipment available in the shared workspace includes Bio-Rad Laboratories QX200 droplet digital PCR and CFX real-time PCR systems, the BioTek Cytation5 multifunction imager, Maxwell 16 system for automated nucleic acid isolation, Agilent 4200 TapeStation, Qubit fluorometer, Eppendorf epMotion 5075, Miltenyi GentleMACS OCTO cell dissociator, Countess II cell counter and Orflo Moxi Go II flow cytometer.


If you have questions or would like to initiate a work request, please email



Jeffrey D. Cirillo, TIGSS Director

Jun Fan, Genomics Core Director 

Kelli Kochan, Genomics Core Lab Manager


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
After Hours service available; may incur extra fees.   

Texas A&M University

206 Olsen Blvd

445 Reynolds Medical Building

College Station, TX 77843

Links and Resources

Resources available through the TIGSS shared molecular genomics laboratory can be found at:



Name Role Phone Email Location
Kelli Kochan
Laboratory Manager
447 Reynolds Medical Building

Price List

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Full Service - DNA Extraction (3)
Full Service - RNA Extraction (1)
Full Service - DNA/RNA Quantification (Qubit) (1)
Full Service - DNA/RNA Quality (TapeStation/Bioanalyzer) (7)
Full Service - DNA Library Preparation (Illumina NGS) (5)
Full Service - HiC Library Preparation (1)
Full Service - ChIP-Seq Library Preparation (1)
Full Service - RNA Library Preparation for Illumina NGS (2)
Full Service - Small RNA Library Preparation (1)
Full Service - Oxford Nanopore Library Prep & Sequencing (3)
Full Service - Single Cell Library Preparation (2)
Full Service - Sequencing (MiSeq) (9)
Full Service - Sequencing (NovaSeq; NTGC) (6)
Full Service - Bioinformatics (1)
Full Service - Infinium Whole Genome Genotyping (4)
Full Service - Technical Time & Support (1)
Self Service - CFX96/CFX384 qPCR (1)
Self-Service - Countess and Moxi Go (1)
Self Service - Cytation 5 (1)
Self Service - epMotion 5075 (1)
Self Service - Freezer Mill (1)
Self Service - Qubit (2)
Self Service - QX200 ddPCR (1)
Self Service - TapeStation/Bioanalyzer (6)
Full Service - Uncategorized / In progress (5)
Full Service - Pulled but not deleted (10)