Research Core Facilities

Cancer Genetics Program - COBRE Core
Melody Baddoo
1324 Tulane Avenue, JBJ/425
New Orleans, LA 70112

Clinical & Translational Core Facility
Shanker Japa, PhD

Tulane Center for Gene Therapy

Hayward Genetics Center

Cytogenetics Lab: 504-988-2995
Biochemical Lab: 504-988-2993
Molecular Lab: 504-988-3934

Tulane Cancer Center Cores

Molecular, Imaging and Analytical Core—THRCE

Animal & Gene Targeted Core Facility
Ryosuke Sato

Kailash N. Pandey

Mouse Phenotyping Core Facility
Dewan S.A. Majid

Molecular Neuroscience Core Facility (a joint project of Tulane and LSU)
Jeffrey Tasker, Director

Molecular Biology

  • Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
    • Single Cell RT-PCR
    • RT-PCR (genotyping)
    • Realtime PCR (relative or absolute quantification)
    • Cloning and vector construction
    • Northern Blotting
    • In situ Hybridization
  • Protein Biochemistry 
    • Western Blotting
    • Enzymatic activity assays
    • ELISA

Recombinant Virus Production

  • The MNCF can generate, expand, and titer three commonly used viruses:
    • Lentivirus
    • Adeno-associated virus
    • Pseudorabies virus

Carmel Bridgeman, Coordinator

Seahorse – Cellular Bioenergetics Core—Med and Pharm
Prasad V.G. Katakam

Shared Instrumentation Facility – Department of Biochemistry
Alexa Sturtz

Imaging and Detection
Sample Processing and Analysis
Liquid Chromatography
Supply Center

Transgenic Core Facility
Ann Mullin

Tulane Center for Aging
Genomics and Biostatistics Core

Tulane National Primate Research Center Cores
Bacteriology & Parasitology

  • Diagnostic Parasitology
  • Vector-Borne Diseases Core
  • DNA Microarray and Expression Core
  • Cloning and vector construction
  • Enzootic Pathogens Survey

Mario Phillip

Comparative Pathology

  • Necropsy and Biopsy Service Core
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Confocal Microscopy and Image Analysis

Regenerative Medicine

  • Vector Development and Production Core
  • Stem Cell Production Core


  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Immunology Core


  • Viral Diagnostic Core
  • Retrovirus Challenge Stock Production & SIV/HIV Isolation Core

Veterinary Medicine

  • Animal Colony Management & Care
  • Animal Resources
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Surveillance, Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Animal Diseases
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Animal Resource Allocation
  • Serum Bank
  • Breeding Colony Management
  • Clinical Imaging
  • Surgical Support
  • Genetics and Genome Banking Core

Spatial Genomics Center

10x Genomics Visium CytAssist

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Tyler Rorison, HTL (ASCP)CM -

Shengmin Yan, PhD -

Zhen Lin, PhD –

Di Tian, MD, PhD –


Pathology Research Histology Core Laboratory

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Tyler Rorison, HTL (ASCP)CM -

Di Tian, MD, PhD –