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Genome Sciences (COM)

Overview of Services

The full-service Penn State College of Medicine Genome Sciences Facility provides consultation, instrumentation and services to both Penn State and non-Penn State investigators in genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic studies.

The variety of instrumentation allows for capabilities ranging from highly focused analysis of candidate SNPs and mRNAs to whole genome, exome, epigenome and transcriptome sequencing. Services are also available for a variety of study designs extending from a few laboratory samples to large clinical projects involving hundreds or thousands of samples. The full bioinformatics service is also available for data analysis.

We receive either tissue, DNA/RNA, or customer-generated NGS libraries. We process samples according based on agreement reached during consultations on the design of the experiment. We develop new applications to accommodate state-of-the-art NGS technologies. We conduct sequence read alignment, secondary analysis (quantitation, variant calling, functional annotation, visualization, etc) and follow-up with the interpretation of the results. We provide support for grant writing and hands-on training for students and postdocs in NGS processing.


Yuka Imamura Kawasawa, Ph.D. | Director

Teodora Orendovici, Ph.D. | Associate Director

James Broach, Ph.D. | Director of the Institute for Personalized Medicine

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Room C2705

500 University Dr.

Hershey, PA, 17033

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