Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing Facility
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility was established in 2012, supported by a $6M Core Facility Support Award from CPRIT. The goal of the facility is to establish a regional NGS resource in central Texas in order to support innovative and high-impact cancer research that requires extensive NGS DNA- or RNA-sequencing capabilities.
The Science Park NGS facility is built around a user group of 30 cancer researchers at MD Anderson Science Park, UT Austin, and Texas State University-San Marcos. Other qualified researchers in Central Texas can use the services of the NGS Facility, subject to availability of time on the sequencer. Over the course of the first year, we have established several sequencing protocols and their associated bioinformatics pipelines, and we continue to add new capabilities based on the research needs of our user group.
Jianjun (J-J) Shen, PhD
Director, Science Park NGS Facility
Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis