The Genotyping laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Chris Davies, is a core facility of the Center for Integrated BioSystems at Utah State University. It is equipped with a Fluidigm BioMark™ system, a Fluidigm Access Array™ system, and the 454 GS FLX Titanium System.
Two units comprising the CIB Genotyping core are the Fluidigm BioMark™ application service and the Cattle MHC Typing service. The first application provides custom services available to run real-time PCR, SNP genotyping, and digital PCR assays in a high-throughput, low volume fluidics chip. The MHC Typing service provides Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Typing of cattle. Services offer high-throughput genomic DNA pyrosequencing to determine MHC class I and class II haplotypes of cattle.
The CIB Genotyping facility provides consultation and guidance to researchers in designing and performing genetic studies, and genotyping data for their research projects. Services are offered as fee for service. For more information, please contact Amanda Wilhelm for the Fluidigm BioMark™ application service and Dr. Aaron Thomas for the Cattle MHC Typing service.