Diabetes Research Center

UCSD/UCLA/Cedars-Sinai/Salk Supported by NIDDK

DRC Genomics and Epigenetics Core

The DRC Genomics and Epigenetics Core is a state-of-the-art facility that facilitates high throughput genomic approaches. Microarray studies, high-throughput sequencing, data acquisition and analysis require expensive instrumentation and reagents and a highly skilled team of individuals who are experts in specific components of the overall procedure. These technologies therefore lie beyond the scope of most individual laboratories. The DRC Genomics and Epigenetics Core which is comprised of the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) and VA/VMRF Microarray & NGS Facilities at UCSD has been instrumental in providing DRC investigators access to these technologies. Both facilities have been in operation since 1999. Their value in discovery research enables investigators to identify signal transduction pathways, uncover new targets for therapeutic intervention, and reveal biomarkers for disease detection and prognosis. Genomics services are available to the DRC community at discounted rates.


Web Sites

IGM Genomics Center

VA/VMRF Microarray & NGS Core


Core Services



Chris Glass, Ph.D.
Core Director

Kristen Jepsen, Ph.D.
Core Co-Director
IGM Genomics Center

Nicholas Webster, Ph.D.
Core Co-Director
VA Genechip Core

Core Contacts:
IGM Genomics Center
Illumina and PacBio RS II Sequencing, Illumina Genotyping and Methylation
Tala Khosroheidari
(858) 822-4231

VA/VMRF Microarray & NGS Core
Affymetrix, Agilent and Illumina Microarrays,
454 Sequencing
Jorge Valencia
(858) 552-8585 x7100