Leadership

Charles M. Perou, PhD, Faculty Director
Jason Merker, MD, PhD, Faculty Director
J. Todd Auman, PhD, Facility Director

Services

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Translational Genomics Lab (TGL) is a medium throughput facility providing comprehensive genomic services for investigators by employing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and NanoStringTM technologies. In addition, TGL can produce single-cell gene expression libraries using the 10X platform. The mission of TGL is to support translational human cancer genomics research at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. The TGL facility performs sample processing and analyses for the molecular, pathologic, and genomic characterization of patient-derived specimens in preclinical research projects and clinical protocols. Our laboratory employs highly-automated, as well as manual, platforms for reproducible medium-throughput nucleic acid extraction, library preparation, and next-generation sequencing of tissue, cells, and blood samples. Our goal is to provide a resource that balances rigor and flexibility to meet the needs of academic and clinical research, and that can ultimately produce optimized and validated processes for adoption in clinical labs.

Staff

Sarah Cleaton, Research Specialist
Stacey Donelan, Research Specialist
Yazhong (Mike) Tao, Research Specialist
Tulay Yilmaz-Swenson, Research Specialist
Xiaoying Yin, Research Associate

Contact

Todd Auman, PhD
919-962-8293
jtauman@email.unc.edu

Location

5119 Marsico Hall
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.