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MDACC Science Park NGS

Overview of Services

The Science Park NGS facility is built around a user group of 30 cancer researchers at MD Anderson Science Park, UT Austin, and Texas State University-San Marcos. Other qualified researchers in Central Texas can use the services of the NGS Facility, subject to availability of time on the sequencer. Over the course of the first year, we have established several sequencing protocols and their associated bioinformatics pipelines, and we continue to add new capabilities based on the research needs of our user group.


Jianjun (J-J) Shen, PhD
Director, Science Park NGS Facility
Professor, Molecular Carcinogenesis
(512) 237-9558

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

By Appointment Only              

SRM 1. Room 309         

Links and Resources

  1. NGS Core Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jianjun Shen, Ph.D

Sally Gaddis
Unix Systems Administrator

Melissa S. Simper
Senior Research Scientist

Luis Della Coletta
Research Laboratory Manager

Yueping Chen
Research Investigator

Carol Mikulec
Research Technician III



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