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UTSA Genomics Core


Overview of Services

The Genomics Core Facility prepares and sequences DNA libraries for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) application, including whole genomes, transcriptomes, epigenomes, and more. Our core staff has particular expertise in prepares bacterial genome assembly and mammalian single-cell genomics (extracting nucleic acids from single cells for genomic analysis). The core also offers a limited selection of instruments to qualified reserachers for unassisted use.

Contact Information

University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building
Room 3.108

Hours of Operation

8:00am - 5:00pm

Core Policies

Lab Safety Training:

Required to operate facility instruments:

  • SA433.01 - Hazard Waste Communication and Lab Safety
  • SA401- Hazardous Waste Generator
  • SA483 - Researcher Biological Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens

Last updated: 08/25/2020

Core Acknowledgment 

If your publication uses results/data from our services, please use the following examples to help format your acknowledgment:

"The authors acknowledge the Genomics Research Core Facility at the University of Texas at San Antonio for support during this work."

"The authors would like to thank Dr. FirstName LastName (Genomics Research Core Facility, University of Texas at San Antonio) for technical support."


Name Role Phone Email Location
Sean Vargas
Scientific Director
(210) 458-4089
BSE 3.108
Brian Hermann
Scientific Advisory Board Chair




Available Equipment and Resources


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Biotechnology, Sciences, and Engineering Building | Room 3.108-1