About us

The Functional Genomics Core is part of Arizona Research Laboratories' Division of Biotechnology, under the Office for Research & Discovery.The ARL Division of Biotechnology provides investigators and students with state-of-the-art facilities necessary to carry out leading-edge biological, chemical, and engineering research. The Division specializes in providing high-end equipment that is difficult for individual investigators to afford and advanced technical assistance in the application of this equipment and other modern analytical methods.

In addition to making leading-edge technology available to the university community, the shared facilities bring investigators together toward common goals, thus facilitating inter-departmental, cooperative, multidisciplinary research projects. Finally, the Division facilitates the creation and development of research and analytical activities of other state agencies and of industrial clients.

The Functional Genomics Core’s mission is to provide researchers at the University of Arizona with the capacity to run high-throughput chemical, RNAi, and deletion library based screens for the purpose of network analysis, drug and/or target discovery. We will work with you to develop an assay, carryout a screen and/or analyze the data. The equipment in the laboratory is also available for general (low-throughput) use.