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UTHealth Cancer Genomics Center

Overview of Services

The CPRIT UTHealth Cancer Genomics Center (CGC) aims to provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) and advanced bioinformatics services to cancer investigators at UTHealth, the Texas Medical Center, and other areas of Texas. The CGC offers the following services:

NGS services

  • Free consultation on study design and sample submission
  • DNA/RNA preparation, library preparation, QC, and NGS
  • Sequencing services including mRNA-seq, scRNA-seq, ChIP-seq, sRNA-seq, DNA-seq

Bioinformatics services

  • NGS data analysis (WGS, WES, microRNA, ChIP-seq, single cell RNA-seq, methylation, etc.)
  • Array data analysis such as GWAS, CNV, and methylation analysis
  • Advanced bioinformatics services including gene set enrichment analysis (Gene Ontology, pathways, etc.), network analysis, disease association analysis, functional genomics analysis, results interpretation, machine learning and applications, databases, pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics data analysis, among others.
  • Other services
  • Grant proposal development
  • NGS training in bioinformatics


  • Illumina NextSeq 550
  • 10X Genomics ChromiumTM Single Cell Controller
  • Cell Countess II
  • Qubit 4 DNA/RNA/Protein quantitation system
  • Bio-Rad C1000 Touch Thermal Cycler with Deep-Well block
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5430R and 5810R
  • CryoCube® F740hi -80C Freezer


Zhongming Zhao, PhD | Core Director

Chunying Yang, PhD | Core Lab Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

  McGovern Medical School Bldg
  Rm 2.221J
  6431 Fannin
  Houston TX 77030-1503

Links and Resources

  1. Cancer Genomics Center Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Zhongming Zhao, PhD
Chunying Yang, PhD
Core lab manager