Resources and Software

  •  RNA QC/QA is performed using the Nanodrop 1000 Spectrophotometer and the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer.

  • Microarray experimental design and education and training are available for each of the facility’s services. This training is provided by appointment, designated workshops, and clinics every Thursday at noon. Microarray sample submission protocol and additional educational resources may be obtained from the MMBC Director and by visiting the Vanderbilt Microarray Shared Resource (VMSR) website (, as all arrays are processed through the VMSR by way of a joint effort between the MMBC and VMSR.

  • Biorad Icycler IQ4 for Quantitative Real-Time PCR is used for microarray validation.

  • Gene expression, proteomics, systems biology analysis tools include:

MATLAB programming environment with bioinformatics, statistics, and proteomics analysis suites

CYTOSCAPE Systems Biology Tool Kit

Investigators, please cite this Core appropriately in all abstracts, posters, papers, and grant submissions:

"Experiments and Data analysis were performed by the Meharry Medical College Microarray and Bioinformatics Core, which is supported in part by NIH grants G12 MD007586 and U54 MD007593 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)."