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Tulane Center for Translational Research in Infection & Inflammation ~ NextGen Sequencing Core

The Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation offers Next Generation sequencing services to support NGS based research studies of gene expression as well as single-cell RNAseq to the Tulane University research community. 

​The Sequencing Core will have an interactive staff, dedicated to the production and delivery of high-quality sequence data.

Illumina NextSeq 550

  • The NextSeq 550 System brings the power of a high-throughput sequencing system to your benchtop. With tunable output and high data quality, it provides the flexible power you need for whole-genome, transcriptome, and targeted resequencing.​
  • ​mRNA sequencing (mRNA-Seq) enables researchers to take a closer look at gene expression and can be used to identify isoforms, novel transcripts, and gene fusions. ​
  • ​The NextSeq RNA sequencing solution leverages proven Illumina technology to deliver a detailed snapshot of the coding transcriptome. Sequence up to 16 transcriptomes per NextSeq run.


10X Genomics Chromium™ Single Cell

10X Genomics Chromium

  • Complete workflow from cell suspension through sequencing-ready cDNA library in one day
  • Flexible throughput encapsulates 100 – 80,000+ cells in 10 minutes​
  • ​Cell capture efficiency up to 65%​
  • ​Compatible with Illumina® HiSeq®4000/2500/NextSeq®/MiSeq® sequencers​
  • ​More efficient than leading academic droplet systems

The Sequencing Core is located on the 3rd floor of J. Bennett Johnston Building, Room 339 in the Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation.

The core is currently accepting samples, for more information reach out to Jay Kolls or Kejing Song. 



Jay K. Kolls, MD

Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation

Phone:  504-988-0456



For more information:

Administrative: Candice Fisher

Technical: Kejing Song