The primary objective of the Molecular Biology Molecular Genetics Core is to assist investigators in applying the tools and technologies of molecular genetics and genomics to elucidate the molecular-genetic bases of obesity and its comorbidities.
We provide consultation on study design, analysis, and applicable molecular biological techniques (RNAseq, WES, copy number arrays, etc.);
We provide standard laboratory services to young investigators and those without formal labs for studies related to obesity (examples are DNA, RNA, and protein isolation, qPCR, genotyping, directed sequencing etc.);
We develop and make available new cutting edge research tools and reagents (CRISPR cas9, IPSc, stem cell differentiation into specific cell types, transgenic mice).