Functional Genomics Core COVID-19 Continuity of Operations

The University of Arizona is committed to:

  • The health and safety of students, faculty, staff, researchers and designated campus colleagues
  • The continuity of research operations with modifications to observe CDC guidelines to minimize disease transmission
  • Ensuring laboratory safety that minimizes risk to human and animal subjects

The following Directive applies to all faculty, staff, students, designated campus colleagues, and visitors to University of Arizona campuses or locations. 

Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

Once fully vaccinated, you can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing.  
Fully vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised, including those undergoing transplant or cancer treatment, should seek the guidance of their clinical care team before discontinuing mask use.

NOTE:  You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Non-Vaccinated Individuals:

INDOORS – You are required to wear a face covering in all university buildings, unless you are alone in a single occupancy office.

Our Mission

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

Our facility is setup in a modular fashion to ensure flexibility. We will develop a custom pipeline to meet your research goals.

Our Biomek FX liquid handling workstation with an integrated Liconic shaker incubator (temperature, humidity, and CO2 controlled) can be used to setup and grow most cell types in 96 well plates. This robot is equipped to add RNAi constructs, drugs or other stimuli to each plate. The Biomek FX can also be used to perform high-throughput biochemical assays. Cell based assays can be carried out using either the Operetta CLS  high-content analysis system or the Attune Acoustic Focusing Flow Cytometer. Both instruments have powerful, but easy to use software for data analysis.

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