The Microbiome Core at MD Anderson Cancer Center supports research by offering high-quality sequencing technologies and comprehensive research support for profiling complex microbial communities and characterizing microbial functions in microbiome studies.
With state-of-the-art instrumentation and highly trained personnel, the core provides extensive support throughout the research process, from experimental design to data analysis, ensuring reliable and impactful results. Go to the About page to learn more about the core.
To schedule an appointment and discuss the details of your experimental design, please email Dr. Rob Jenq.
- Please navigate to the iLab page to register for an account.
- Once your account is set up, you can proceed to the Microbiome Core page to request the services.
- The core will review your request and process the billing event.
- To arrange the drop-off of your samples, please contact Tina Chang, the core manager.
For more instructions on sample submission, see the Getting Started page.
The Microbiome Core has made significant advancements by developing novel sequencing and culturomics services for diverse clinical samples, enabling investigators to conduct cutting-edge research in their respective fields. The impact of the core's support is reflected in the publication of over 45 research papers since 2018. Microbiome Core's comprehensive sequencing services enable longitudinal studies, providing the opportunity to investigate changes in the microbiome composition over time and their correlation with treatment efficacy and patient outcomes. These efforts facilitate multidisciplinary collaborations, enabling experts from diverse fields to synergize their expertise and deepen our understanding of the intricate interplay between the microbiome and cancer.
Please use the following text when acknowledging the core: "The Microbiome Facility was supported in part by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and P30CA016672."
Go to the Acknowledgment page to see guidelines on whether the efforts of core personnel merit authorship.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
South Campus Building 4
1901 East Rd. Houston, TX, 77054
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Rob Jenq, M.D.
Samuel Shelburne, M.D., Ph.D.
Chia-Chi (Tina) Chang, Ph.D.