The Genomics Shared Resource (GSR) is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Southwest Environmental Health Science Center. The Shared Resource serves members of the funding centers by providing genomics services based on microarray, next-generation sequencing, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology platforms. Applications include transcriptome expression profiling, exome sequencing, re-sequencing panels, epigenetic analysis, and quantitative real time PCR applications.

The Core serves the research community with priority given first to members of our funding centers, then to other federally funded investigators at the University of Arizona, and then all other research investigators. As part of our commitment to providing high quality genomics service, the Core has qualified as a member of the Ion Torrent Certified Service Provider Program.

The Core is supported by the University of Arizona Cancer Center (National Institutes of Health Cancer Center Support Grant P30CA023074) and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (National Institute of Environmental Health Science Center Grant ES06694).

To build a project, get a quote, or order a service within iLab:
Step 1: Select “About Our Core” to learn more about this Shared Resource.
Step 2: Click here to login or sign up for an iLab account at the University of Arizona. For login help, email
Step 3: Once the login step is completed, obtaining prices, services and scheduling is available within the iLab system.

Please remember to acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA023074) when publishing manuscripts or abstracts that utilized the services of the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Shared Resources and/or were derived from CCSG pilot funds. Suggested language: "Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 CA023074.

  • Sample quality control
  • Experiment design and analysis
  • Sequence analysis
  • DNA analysis
  • RNA expression
  • RNA regulation


  • Agilent Bioanalyzer/Nandrop
  • Ion Torrent Sequencers
  • Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq and NextSeq sequencers
  • ABI Sequencers
  • Affymetrix GeneChips
  • Agilent Arrays
  • Real-Time PCR and RT-PCR
  • Sequenom’s MassARRAY
  • NanoString nCounter

George Watts, PhD, Co-Director
Phone: (520) 626-4724

Bernard Futscher, PhD, Co-Director
Phone: (520) 626-4646

Candice Clark Mason, Research Technician
Phone: (520) 626-0267

Marc Oshiro, Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (520) 626-0267

Shared Resource co-Director, Genomics
Michael Hammer, PhD
Shared Resource co-Director, Genomics