A series of pictures of different lab equipment associated with DNA processing.


We have an Applied Biosystems 3730xl 96-capillary electrophoresis genetic analyzer and use optimized protocols to provide superior results with short turnaround times. Be assured your DNA is in good hands. We work hard to  continuously exceed expectations in terms of contiguous read length and quality base phred scores. Our experienced team ensures you get quality results, even with difficult templates, and prompt troubleshooting assistance at all times. While our user base continues to expand our focus remains the same: to offer high quality services at competitively priced rates with a mission to provide superior customer service and troubleshooting support.

Why Choose Our Facility?

  • Turn around times under 48 hours for most services
  • Competitive rates won’t hurt your budget
  • High quality long read lengths, on average 1100 Q>20 bases
  • A user friendly and secure web server for order submissions
  • Email notification of results easily downloaded in a variety of formats
  • Extensive troubleshooting assistance from experienced staff


Our Story

Our Core facility was founded in 2003 and expanded in 2005 with funds from NSF Instrumentation Development Grant (#0500993). In 2008 a generous gift from the Yale Provost allowed us to upgrade our Applied Biosystems Genetic Analyzer from a 48 to a 96-capillary. In 2010, with funds from NIH Equipment Grant (1S10 RR025478-01) we upgraded additional equipment to ensure we operate an efficient and cost effective Core Facility capable of delivering high quality data with reasonable turnaround times.

We support DNA Sequencing of PCR, Plasmid, BAC’s and Fosmid templates, Fragment Analysis of Microsatellites, AFLP’s, t-RFLP’s, SHAPE Experiments and Human Cell Line Authentication.

Our laboratory is located within the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Center for Genetic Analyses of Biodiversity, both under the Direction of Dr. Adalgisa Caccone. The presence of our Core within a functional research laboratory enhances training within the YIBS Center by allowing students to obtain genetic information from large data sets in a time frame that is appropriate to their academic schedules, and to do so with the small budgets available for training. Our services are utilized by hundreds of users from Yale, other academic institutions and private companies from across the United States and around the world. By promoting access to our equipment we enhance cost effectiveness, reducing idle time and avoid wasting consumables. This in turn allows us to continue to keep rates competitive with commercial companies and keeps our services available to users that could otherwise not afford it.

Congratulations to our graduating Seniors from the Yale Class of 2018. We employ and train many dedicated and talented students year after year. Our student employees often come to us as Freshman or Sophomores and stay with us through Senior year. We are especially grateful for this cohort and the bond we formed with them over the last 3 years. We wish Damla, Avery, Stephanie Francisco and Joel all the best!

Top Row: Damla Ozdalga, Carol Mariani, Avery Thompson

Bottom Row: Gisella Caccone, TJ Johnson, Stephanie Cruz-Rincon, Joel Abraham