Current Graduate Students/Post-Docs:
Dr. Yizhu Zhang
Dr. Melanie Schori
Ming-geng Gao (Ph.D. 1999)
Ayyappan Nair (Ph.D. 1997)
Shu-Xia Li (Ph.D. 1996)
Grattan Welch (M.S. 1996)
Li-Wen Wang (M.S. 1995)
Zhixiong Yuan (M.S. 1994)
Tsai Tzong-Lin (M.S. 1992)
Jin Zhou (Ph.D. 1991)
Dr. Dominique Rumeau
Dr. Adrian Butt
Dr. John Crosby
Dr. Jinsong Sheng
Wenliang Xu (China)
Wei Tang (China)
Bottom row (left to right): Yizhu Zhang, Allan Showalter, Ming Chen, and Yang Jie; Top row (left to right): Wenxian Sun,
The equipment below is readily available in the Ohio University Genomics Facility located adjacent to Dr. Showalter's lab.
The Applied Biosystems 3130xl Genetic Analyzer with 16 capillary through-put, providing automated DNA sequencing, fragment analysis, microsatellite analysis, AFLP, SNP screening and validation.
Microarray chip reader
Design your own set of probes and get them
printed, even on a single array, for no extra cost. Agilent uses
60-mer probes, increasing the sensitivity of your reaction 8-fold
when compared to 25-mer technology. This system also allows dual
color or single color array experiments giving researchers greater
flexibility in their experimental design.
The Stratagene Mx3000P QPCR machine offers
four channels with with customizable filters for multiplexing. The
Mxpro QPCR software is powerful and flexible, providing numerous
options for complete data analysis.
Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer for quick analysis of DNA, RNA and protein. The microfluidic station can be used to address various questions including, but not limited to, verification of RNA integrity in small samples, PCR product analysis, gene expression analysis, GMO detection, forensic testing and clinical research, for example genotyping of H.pylori.
Software and Training
The facility has dedicated computer workstations with data analysis software, including Vector NTI and Genespring. Special Bioinformatic needs can also be addressed, in conjunction with Ohio University Computer Science Department, using customized programs. The personnel at the Genomics facility will provide training to undergraduate, graduate students and assist researchers with their experimental design.