MetaOmics Core Facility

Overview of Services

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Meta-omics Core Facility is a state-of-the art, integrated, multi-site, shared resource consortium that was formed in 2016 through a merger of the SKCC Cancer Genomics Core (SCGC) located at Thomas Jefferson University and the conjoint omics capabilities of the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS) and the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP) both of which are located within the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (IMMID) at Drexel University College of Medicine.  The SKCC Meta-omics Core Facility merges the capabilities of the two core facilities, together with the CGS and CAMP under the direction of Professor Garth D. Ehrlich PhD continuing operation at Drexel and the SCGC under the direction of Professor Paolo Fortina MD PhD continuing at TJU.  This unique shared resource provides a collaborative interdisciplinary teaching and service environment which employs scientists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians who provide consultative services in terms of experimental design and data analyses, as well as a very broad range of high-throughput and high fidelity laboratory services. 

 

The laboratory technical services include: genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics, and glycomics

 

These facilities are dedicated to meeting the current and future needs of both researchers and clinicians and regularly implement new technologies and methods to provide the highest level of service.  In addition, an integral role of the facility is to test new equipment and implement novel assays in collaboration with biotech companies.  Included in these offerings are leading-edge capabilities in ultra-long DNA sequencing, whole genome non-modified epigenetic analyses, ultra-precise nucleic acid quantification technologies, imaging mass spectroscopy (MS), and ion-mobility MS, all technologies that are rarely found in core facilities and which provide significant value-added to researchers with non-standard and complicated questions relating to oncogenesis. 

 

The integration of the multiple omics methodologies within the SKCC Meta-omics facility wherein all of the faculty providers are co-localized provides for exceptional interdisciplinary expertise for the development of cross-cutting, complementary, and confirmatory studies with orthogonal technologies.

Thomas Jefferson University Core Staff

Paolo M. Fortina, Co-Director, paolo.fortina@jefferson.edu 215-955-0683
Adam Ertel, Assist Director, adam.ertel@jefferson.edu 215-503-7452
Melanie M. Kelly, Laboratory Manager, melanie.kelly@jefferson.edu 215-955-9572
Sankar Addya, Cancer Genomics Specialist, sankar.addya@jefferson.edu 215-503-4673 
Joan Kupper, Research Specialist, joan.kupper@jefferson.edu 215-503-3143
Agnese DiRocco, Research Specialist, agnese.dirocco@jefferson.edu 215-503-3143                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gaurav Kumar, Bioinformatician, gaurav.kumar@jefferson.edu 215-503-3143

 

Drexel University Core Staff

Garth Ehrlich, Director, ge33@drexel.edu 215-762-1878
Carol Hope, Business Manager,clh353@drexel.edu 215-762-2959
Joshua Mell Deputy, Director, Genomics jcm385@drexel.edu 215-762-1445
Joshua Earl, Deputy Director, Bioinformatics, jpe39@drexel.edu 215-762-8133
Joris Beld, Deputy Director, Metabolomics & Proteomics, jb3669@drexelmed.edu  215-762-1735
Steven Lang, Laboratory Technician, Genomics spl58@drexel.edu 
Azad Ahmed, Laboratory Manager, Genomics, aia38@drexelmed.edu  215-762-1958
Rachel Ehrlich, Bioinformatician rle36@drexel.edu  
Archana Bhat, Bioinformatician asb352@drexel.edu   

Hours of Operation and Location

Thomas Jefferson University
233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
BLSB 1009

Drexel University
245 North 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Room 14309

Hours Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hours Staffed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm        

Hours Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hours Staffed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Links and Resources

  1. Center for Advanced Microbial Processing
  2. Center for Genomic Sciences
  3. Genomics Core Facility
  4. Jefferson Website

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Garth Ehrlich, PhD
Director
 
215-762-1878
 
ge33@drexel.edu
 
Drexel University College of Medicine
 
Paolo M. Fortina, MD PhD
Co-Director
 
215-955-0683
 
paolo.fortina@jefferson.edu
 
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
 

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