The Genomic Services Lab offers cutting-edge genetic research tools to both academic and commercial customers. The GSL was established by Shawn Levy, Ph.D. upon his arrival at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a non-profit institute in Huntsville, Alabama. Previously, Dr. Levy served as director of the Vanderbilt Microarray Shared Resource, growing the VMSR from a small microarray core facility to a world-renowned genomics center. Since his arrival, the GSL has grown rapidly, providing genomic service offerings to institutes in Alabama, the US, and all over the world.

Advantages of the GSL

  • We make no demands for authorship or data ownership. See our complete list of policies.
  • We make extensive use of robotics to reduce hands-on time, minimize variation in handling, increase throughput, and ultimately reduce costs.
  • All interactions are captured in an online project management system which functions as an electronic lab notebook.
  • We are a cost-recovery core, and set prices accordingly.

Getting Started

  • Explore the services available at the GSL (are you starting with DNA? RNA? a Prepared Library?).
  • Contact GSL staff with any questions you may have.
  • Register with our online project management system.
  • Create a project.
  • Submit samples to the project.
  • Prepare and ship your samples.
  • Monitor the progress of your project, download data, and manage access to your data through our project management system.