are an academic Core Facility supporting DNA Sequencing of PCR,
Plasmid, BAC's and Fosmid Templates as well as Fragment Analysis of
Microsatellites, AFLP's, t-RFLP's, SHAPE Experiments and Human Cell
Our Facility was founded in 2003 and expanded in 2005 with funds from NSF Instrumentation Development Grant
(#0500993). In 2008 a generous gift from the Yale Provost allowed us to
upgrade our Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer from a 48 to a
96-capillary. In 2010, with funds from NIH Equipment Grant (1S10RR025478-01) we upgraded additional equipment to ensure that we operate an efficient and cost effective Core.
are housed in the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Molecular
Systematics and Conservation Genetics Center both under the Direction
of Dr. Adalgisa Caccone. The presence of our Core within a research lab
enhances training within the MSCG Center by allowing students to obtain
genetic information from large data sets in a time frame that is
appropriate to their academic schedules, and to do so with the small
budgets available for training.
Our services are
utilized by hundreds of users from Yale, other academic institutions
and private companies from across the United States and around the
world. By promoting access to our equipment we enhance cost
effectiveness, reducing idle time and avoid wasting consumables. This
in turn allows us to continue to reduce rates and keep our services
available to users that could otherwise not afford it. While our user
base continues to expand our focus remains the same: to offer high
quality services at affordable and competitively priced rates.