The PIPELINE (Promoting Impact on Precision EHS by Leveraging Instrumentation, NextGen and Emerging Technologies) Facility Core encompasses world-class expertise and resources in state-of-the-art imaging with continually evolving genomic, epigenomic, metabolic and proteomic, and informatics approaches, applied from the single-cell to population level studies.
The overall goal of the PIPELINE Facility Core is to advance precision environmental health research by providing access to expertise and technologies and facilitating effective utilization of “omic” technologies across the parent organizations of the GC-CPEH. “Omics” data and integrative bioinformatics meet the research needs of Center Members to achieve systems level insights.
PIPELINE Facility Core Leadership
PIPELINE Facility Core Resources
The PIPELINE Facility Core leverages well-established resources that exist across the TMC and parent organizations of the GC-CPEH to bring NextGen technologies to members. The PIPELINE Facility Core serves members with support at all stages of a project, including overall design, execution, data acquisition, and data integration and interpretation.
Navigator: Dr. Nagireddi Putluri, Baylor College of Medicine
- Sample Preparation and Quality Control
- Targeted Steady-State Analysis
- Unbiased Steady-State Metabolomics
- Metabolomic Flux Analysis
Microbiome and Metagenomics
Navigator: Dr. Kristi Hoffman, Baylor College of Medicine
- DNA and RNA Extraction
- Targeted Amplicon Sequencing
- Untargeted Virome Amplicon Sequencing Metagenome and Complete Genome Sequencing
- Qualitative PCR
- Data Analysis
Protein and Monoclonal Antibody Production
Navigator: Kurt Christensen, Baylor College of Medicine
- Monoclonal Antibody Production
- Protein Expression and Purification
- Peptide Synthesis (3rd-party fee-for-service)
- Biochemical Assays (3rd-party fee-for-service)
UTHealth Human Genetics Center
Navigator: Dr. Alanna Morrison, UTHealth Houston
- Whole genome, whole exome
- Whole genome, RRBS, Capture
- Single Cell Genomics
- RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq
UTMB Inhalation Toxicology Core
Navigator: Dr. Bill Ameredes, UTMB Galveston
- Inhalation/Exposure Laboratories including gaseous and aerosol toxicants; allergens; topical dermal and ocular exposures; intravitreal and systemic exposures
- Tobacco and e-Cigarette Smoking/Vaping Inhalation
- Hazardous Chemical-approved Exposure Facility
- Airway/Lung Physiology Function Assessment
- Ocular and Skin Response Assessment
- Cell Culture Exposure Facilities
- Integration with UTMB Imaging Network for lung and eye toxic responses; fixed and live-cell imaging; microCT-PET-SPEC, molecular optical imaging (IVIS) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
- ITC Facility Brochure
UTMB Mass Spectrometry Proteomics
Navigator: Dr. Bill Russell, UTMB Galveston
- Intact molecular weight measurement
- Protein identification from gel bands
- Protein identification from complex mixtures
- Identification of post-translational modifications
- SILAC, iTRAQ, and label-free quantification of peptides and proteins
- Small molecule quantification
Request PIPELINE Facility Core Services
GC-CPEH Full members and Pilot Project awardees utilizing the PIPELINE Facility Core Resources are eligible for the Center subsidies to underwrite their costs up to 25 to 50%.
Please submit the GC-CPEH Facility Core Service Request Form to begin your request.
Contact Dr. Heyreoun An Han for more information.
One Baylor Plaza, MS 229
Houston, TX 77030
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