VCU Genomics Core

The VCU Genomics Core provides state-of-the-art lab-technical genomic services and analysis support to advance genomic research at VCU and beyond.

Our team


The VCU Genomics Core, directed by Karolina Aberg, Ph.D., and Gregory Buck, Ph.D., delivers comprehensive instrumentation and technical support for all aspects of genomic analysis to the research community. 

Staffed by Ph.D. and M.S. trained sequencing engineers, laboratory specialists and bioinformaticians, the core offers a wide variety of services via a traditional fee-for-service model and novel collaborative solutions that involve do-it-yourself (DIY) genomics and lab-expertise for hire. These service models give investigators opportunity for training and hands-on time on selected instrumentation and permit investigators to purchase tech-time from experienced staff to contribute to protocol development and optimization of new approaches. Staff can assist in experimental planning and project design.


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Initiate a project

To initiate a service request or to schedule a discussion about an ongoing or upcoming project please use our appointment scheduler to book a suitable time or email us.


Acknowledge the VCU Genomics Core

Published work using data generated by the Genomics Core should include the following in the acknowledgment:

The data included in this study was generated at the Genomics Core facility at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Suggested grant language

Include the following text in the Facilities and Resources section of grant applications when proposing to conduct work that utilizes the Genomics Core: