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DNA Resource Core (DF/HCC)

Director: Mohr, Stephanie, Ph.D.

Location: 240 Longwood Ave, C1-204, Boston, MA 02115

Core Summary:

The DNA Resource Core was started in the spring of 1999 to meet a growing need for DNA sequencing services at a cost that is affordable for academic labs. Our services now include DNA sequencing for large- and small-scale projects and a plasmid repository & distribution service. Our highest priorities are quality assurance, user support and timely request fulfillment.

Questions about the plasmid repository can also be directed to plasmidhelp@hms.harvard.edu. (Please Note: we have drop-off locations in the Longwood Medical Area and at the Harvard Biolabs. Call for pick-ups at MGH Charlestown or other locations.)

  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • http://harvard.eagle-i.net/i/0000012a-2512-1b62-5617-794280000000
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Mohr, Stephanie, Ph.D.
Phone: (617) 432-5626

Member: Chan, Li
Phone: (617) 432-7709

Member: General Inquiries
Phone: 617-432-7708

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: 240 Longwood Ave, C1-204, Boston, MA 02115

Major Equipment:

  • ABI 3730xl DNA analyzer
  • Biobank workstation
  • Biomek FX
  • Biomek NX
  • BioTRacy Picking Station
  • Hamilton Sample Access Management System
  • Thermo Fisher Life Technologies Veriti® thermal cycler
  • Automated, high-throughput plasmid DNA preparations

    DNA purification service.

  • Chain termination sequencing service

  • DNA extraction service

  • Large-scale DNA sequencing service

    Available for 48 or more samples.

  • Plasmid repository service

    Includes both retrieval and distribution. Samples stored and sent out as glycerol stocks.

    Over 300,000 cDNA’s, ORF’s, and shRNA constructs for human, mouse, and other organisms. Please search PlasmID here

  • Same-day sequencing service

  • Small-scale DNA sequencing service

    Available for less than 48 samples.

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Last updated: 2017-03-28T17:01:23.046-05:00