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Molecular Biology Service Center

The objective of the BDC Molecular Biology Core Laboratory is to facilitate and promote the application of contemporary molecular biological techniques to existing research programs at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, its affiliated institutions and outside entities. Investigators in our Research Base come from diverse clinical and scientific backgrounds including immunology, epidemiology, genetics, surgery, developmental biology, biochemistry, cellular biology, and molecular biology. The Core provides researchers with up-to-date and innovative molecular biology techniques which include:

    •  Capillary electrophoresis applications on ABI 3730 and 3500xL instruments

                   o  Automated DNA sequencing

                   o  Automated fragment analysis (Cell line authentication and Zygosity testing)

     •   Mycoplasma testing

     •   gDNA extraction and purification from cell pellets and FTA cards

     •   Interspecies and Cross Contamination Testing (Human, Rat, and Mouse)

     •   DNA and RNA quality and quantification using an Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer

The core has multiple dropoff locations around the Anschutz Medical Campus for your convenience. Sample collection occurs a 1PM Monday thru Friday (Holidays excepted).

     •    RC1-South, 8th floor – near elevator area

     •    RC1-North, 4th floor – just inside the lab hall near the elevators. On the right, there is a labeled plastic container.

     •    RC2, 9th floor – just inside the lab hall near the elevators. On the left, there is a labeled plastic container.

     •    Barbara Davis Center, 4th floor – Executive office area

     •    Barbara Davis Center, submit them directly in the lab or leave at 4˚C in the molecular core refrigerator (white tube rack labeled “customer sample drop-off, room 4207”)​

Barbara Davis Center
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
1775 Aurora Court, 4th floor, Room 4207
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-6825
Mark Farrell, Core Manager