The HudsonAlpha Institute will be closed for the holidays from December 23 through January 1. Shipments over the holiday break can be unreliable and we recommend shipping before or after the break. For the best chance of receiving sequencing data back before the break, please make sure all library submissions arrive by Friday, December 9. For nucleic acid submissions arriving by December 7, QC will be completed before the holiday break. Samples for isolation arriving by December 7 will also be isolated and nucleic acid QC complete before the holiday break. Please contact us for any critical needs or questions.

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.