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MDACC Advanced Technology Genomics Core (ATGC)




As of November 3rd the Microarray services of our site are live and available for request!

Overview of Services

The mission of the Sequencing and Microarray Facility is to support genomics research at MDACC by providing investigators with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and a high level of technical expertise in a centralized facility, thereby minimizing the duplication of expensive equipment, maintaining technical excellence and enhancing research collaborations. The facility’s primary focus is sequencing and microarray technologies.


Sequencing Services

Next Generation Sequencing

Sanger DNA Sequencing 

Gene Resequencing


Microarray Services

The ATGC's microarray service offers a comprehensive set of integrated gene expression, genotyping/cytogenetics and methylation services on Affymetrix and Illumina platforms that facilitate studying the role of genomic alterations and transcriptional regulation of genes on human, mouse, rat and other species. 


Single Cell Analysis

The Fluidigm C1™ Single-Cell Auto Prep system employs microfluidic technology to isolate, process and prepare individual cells for downstream analysis. The C1 system isolates single cells into individual reaction chambers in Fluidigm's integrated fluidic circuit (IFC).





Other SMF Services

Sample Quality Check (DNA and RNA)

Fluorescent Fragment Analysis 

Sample Drop-off Locations

The ATGC provides sample collection from several MDACC campuses:



ATGC Main Lab:  BSRB S15.8425 - Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5:30pm

Main Campus:  Room Y8.5319 (cold room) - Sample pick-up 8:30am Monday to Friday

SCRB 2:  Loading dock freezer (top shelf) - Sample pick-up 7am Monday to Friday

SCRB 4:  Freezer located next to the vending machine (near 4SCR1.1139) - Sample pick-up 7am Monday to Friday

CCSG Acknowledgment


This facility is funded by NCI Grant CA016672 (SMF) for Sequencing and Microarray Facility.


Core Grant Citation

Publications generated using data produced by the ATGC should cite the Core grant CA016672 (ATGC) in the acknowledgment section. Two copies of the publication should be submitted to the facility at 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1010, Houston, TX, 77030.


Correction Requests

Please report any errors or difficulties reading this site to Erika Thompson or Sybil Varghese.


Billing Contact

Sybil Varghese, M.B.A.

Sr. Financial Analyst 
Department of Genetics

Room S16.8316

Phone: 713-834-6383



Vicki Huff, Ph.D: Professor of Genetics, Director

Phone: 713-834-6384



Erika Thompson, MS: Assistant Director, SMF Operational Manager

Phone:  713-834-6381



Sharon Dent, Ph.D.: Chair, Dept of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Co-Director

Nick Navin, Dept of Genetics Co-Director

Xiaoping Su, Ph.D. : Professor, Dept of Bioinformatics and Comp. Biology

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:00am - 5:30pm              

Monday - Friday

BSRB Room S15.8425

6767 Bertner Ave.

Basic Science Research Bldg.

Houston TX, 77030

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Erika Thompson, M.S.
Assistant Director
BSRB S16.8316b
Viju Varghese, M.H.A.
Lab Manager
BSRB S15.8425
David P. Pollock
Research Laboratory Coordinator
BSRB S15.8425
Louis S. Ramagli, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
BSRB S15.8425
Hongli Tang, M.D.
Research Scientist
BSRB S15.8425
Denaha (DJ) Doss, M.S
Research Investigator
BSRB S15.8425
Santasri Sen, M.A
Sr. Research Assistant
BSRB S15.8425
Marisela Mendoza M.S.
Research Investigator
BSRB S15.8425
Sybil Varghese, M.B.A.
Sr. Financial Analyst, M.B.A.
BSRB S16.8316
Min Zhao
Sr. Research Assistant
BSRB S15.8425
Siping Sun
Sr. Research Asisstant
BSRB S15.8425