Functional Genomics Core


Functional Genomics Core (About


The Functional Genomics Core’s mission is to provide researchers at the University of Arizona with the capacity to run high-throughput compound/drug, RNAi, and deletion library based screens for the purpose of network analysis, drug and/or target discovery. We will work with you to develop or optimize an assay, carryout a screen and/or analyze the data. The equipment in the laboratory is also available for general (low-throughput) use.

Our facility is setup in a modular fashion to ensure flexibility. We will develop a custom pipeline to meet your research goals.

Our Biomek FX liquid handling workstation with an integrated Liconic shaker incubator (temperature, humidity, and CO2 controlled) can be used to setup and grow most cell types in 96 well plates. This robot is equipped to add RNAi constructs, drugs or other stimuli to each plate. The Biomek FX can also be used to perform high-throughput biochemical assays. Cell based assays can be carried out using either our Operetta CLS high-content analysis system or our CLARIOstar Plus. Both instruments have powerful, but easy to use software for data analysis.

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Getting Started

The best way to get started in the Functional Genomics Core is to email us at

We will arrange for access to the lab, provide assay consultation, training/support on any of our instruments, or help you get started in iLab.

Policy and Procedure

The Functional Genomics Core provides all of our Instruments, Services, and Consumables using the iLab system. It is not possible for researchers to use any of our items without an iLab account.


Functional Genomics Core's iLab page

Go directly to the Functional Genomics Core's iLab kiosk


The core facility is located here, with typical work hours of:

Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
(24/7 access for Trained Users)


(room 124)
1657 E Helen St
Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

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Keating building

Get in touch

Biomek robot tips with droplets

Contact person
Matthew Kaplan, PhD

Facility Email

Reference this core in grants and publications using:
University of Arizona Functional Genomics Core, RRID:SCR_023433