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Molecular Cytogenetics Core Facility

The T. C. Hsu Molecular Cytogenetics Core facility (MCF) is funded by the CCSG. The primary goal of this facility is to offer conventional and molecular cytogenetic services, including species identification, karyotyping, analysis of genomic instability, fluorescence in situ hybridization and spectral karyotyping. Dr. Guillermina Lozano is the Director and Dr. Asha S. Multani is the Co-Director of the facility. MCF is administered through the Department of Genetics.

Getting Started

The guidelines for sample preparation and forms for submission are located below. For technical assistance and to discuss the services that you require, please contact Asha S. Multani, Ph.D., at 713-563-1892 or e-mail


We will take the time to understand your project and plan for the preparation of samples for analysis. We will help with interpretation of the results and upon request provide a detailed description of method as well as microphotographs (color or black and white) suitable for inclusion in reports or manuscripts to the investigators.

Core Grant Citation

This facility is funded by NCI # CA016672. Publications should cite the Core grant in the acknowledgment section if publications use data generated by the Core facility. Two copies of the publication acknowledging the Core grant should also be submitted to the facility at 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1010, Houston, TX, 77030.

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