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MDACC Microbiome Core

Overview of Services

The mission of the Microbiome Core Facility is to support the research at MD Anderson Cancer Center by providing high quality of sequencing technologies to profile microbiota for microbiome studies.

The services provide by the core include:

  • Consultation on experimental design of microbiome studies and assistance with data analysis
  • 16S rRNA Sequencing and DNA isolation for gut microbial profiling
  • Providing bioinformatics pipeline to assist data analysis of 16S sequencing results

 

Leadership

Robert Jenq, MD | Co-Director
RRjenq@mdanderon.org 

Samuel Shelburne, MD, PhD | Co-Director
SShelburne@mdanderson.org

Jessica Galloway-Pena, PhD | Co-Investigator
JRGalloway@mdanderson.org 

Tina Chang, PhD | Core Manager
cchang2@mdanderson.org

Miriam Ortega | Research Assistant
MROrtega@mdanderson.org

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours  Location

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

  Microbiome Core Facility-South Campus
 4SCRB5.2085, unit 1954
 1881 East Rd.
 Houston, TX, 77054

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Robert Jenq, MD
Co-Director
 
713-563-3798
 
RRjenq@mdanderon.org
 

 
Samuel Shelburne, MD, PhD
Co-Director
 
713-792-3629
 
SShelburne@mdanderson.org
 

 
Tina Chang, PhD
Core Manager
 
832-750-4243 (Lab): 832-750-1529
 
CChang2@mdanderson.org
 
South Campus, 4SCR5.2085