Functional Genomics Core


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Overview of Services

The Functional Genomics Core’s mission is to provide researchers at the University of Arizona with the capacity to run high-throughput compound, 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.


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 Opetetta CLS automated microscope or the Attune Acoustic Focusing Flow Cytometer. Both instruments have powerful, but easy to use software for data analysis.


Andrew Capaldi

Matthew Kaplan

Andrew Capaldi, PhD

Phone: (520) 626-9376

Matthew Kaplan, PhD

Phone: (520) 626-3794

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Keating Building, Room 124
1657 East Helen Street
University of Arizona      
Tucson, Arizona 85719

Links and Resources

  1. See us on the FGC Website
  2. The Functional Genomics Core Equipment Kiosk


Name Role Phone Email Location
Functional Genomics Core
General Facility Contact
Keating Room 124
Core Facility Business Office
Billing Inquiries
Keating Room 200

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Biomek FX  
CLARIOstar Plus  
Operetta CLS  
Pall ForteBio Octet RED384  
Singer RoToR HDA pinning robot