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UTHealth NanoChemistry Service Center

Overview of Services


    The NanoChemistry Service Center provides specialty oligonucleotides, coupling chemistry, and associated bioinformatics analysis. We provide aptamers with monothioate, dithioate, and other substitutions, including X-Aptamers with drug-like side chains.
    In addition, we provide aptamer and X-aptamer selection services and bioinformatics analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) arising from X-aptamer selection projects or other pseudo-random DNA/RNA projects. A wide variety of dyes, quenchers, chelators and conjugation reagents can be incorporated oligos.


NEW - We now offer large-scale, high-resolution 3D services, for both multi-color prototypes and production models, with resolution as high as 14 microns.


- Synthesized standard DNA oligonucleotides which contain only the standard 4 DNA bases without modifications;
- Large scale (~50-100 umole) synthesis.

(Note: There are ample commercial entities with astoundingly low prices for normal DNA/RNA synthesis, or large scale synthesis, such as Midland Certified, IDT, Oligo Factory).



David Volk, Ph.D., Director
Phone: 713-500-3611


Vittorio Cristini, Ph.D., Co-Director
Phone: 713-486-2315

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM           


1825 Pressler St, Lab 4.10
Houston, TX 77030

Links and Resources

  1. NanoChemistry Service Center Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
David Volk, PhD
SRB 330E
Xin Li
SRB 301L