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MDACC Population Genomics Core (PGC) Facility

Overview of Services

The overall aims of the PGC facility are to provide:
  1. Flexible, high quality, and high-throughput Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) genotyping and other omic microarray services including gene expression and methylation profiling using Illumina Beadchips and Taqman assays.
2. Blood DNA specimens banked under specific MD Anderson protocols.


Instructions for MDACC PGC Facility Users:

-To schedule time for imaging on the Illumina iScan please visit the "Schedule Equipment" tab.

-To request other services from the PGC facility, please visit the "Request Services" tab and initiate the service of interest.

Please note: You are invited to view basic pricing under Service List or under Request Services, however all finalized pricing is subject to facility approval.

To request pricing and additional information, please contact Di Zhang at


Dr. Paul Scheet Dr. Sonia Cunningham Di Zhang
Chair, Epidemiology                 Dir, Research Planning & Dev Laboratory Manager


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
BSRB Building, Room S15.8228
6767 Bertner Street
Houston, TX 77030

Links and Resources

  1. Department of Epidemiology
  2. To access Epidemiology’s shared data and biospecimen resources, you must first seek committee approval. Please use the following REDCap link


Name Role Phone Email Location
Di Zhang, M.S
Laboratory Manager
BSRB Building Room S15.8228

Service list

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
Illumina Microarray (13)
Taqman SNP Genotyping (6)
Biospecimen Request (3)
Additional Services Offered With Confirmed PGC Project (5)
Illumina iScan (1)