The Molecular Cytogenetics & Epigenetics Shared Resource uses the iLab Core Management System for service requests and billing. Before you can request services, you must log into iLab and be approved as a lab member. To access iLab, go to https://cumc.corefacilities.org and log in with your UNI and password.
More information for users, PIs, and Financial Managers can be found here.
The Molecular Cyto- and Epi-genetics facility provides karyotypic (G-banding) and molecular cytogenetic (SKY and FISH) characterization of human and mouse tumor cells with efficient turnaround times, utilizing state of-the-art technologies.
These services are provided to the researchers after initial discussions regarding the requirements for cell and tissue specimen preparations to best facilitate the required testing. The molecular cytogenetics service also provides technical assistance on custom design and preparation of probes for FISH.
The epigenetics shared resource provides DNA methylation analysis through targeted sequencing. The technology that is currently in place uses the Fluidigm Access Array system for targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of bisulfite treated DNA on the Illumina MiSEQ platform. Whole genome bisulfite sequencing on HiSeq is also available on a more limited first-come-first serve basis. The epigenetics service also provides technical assistance on custom design of their projects, as well as advice on outsourcing of whole genome methylation by Illumina Infinium 450K methylation arrays and deep bisulfite sequencing.
Before using the service, read the Sample Submission Instructions. Please note that DNA should not be dropped off unless previously arranged with the facility.
Researchers are encouraged to initiate discussions regarding their project plans with the service staff in order to best facilitate proper DNA sample preparation, target region details, and the pipeline of data generation.