Genomics Core Laboratory



The Genomics Core Lab is a centralized research facility at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Located in West Ridge Research Building, Room 207, the Genomics Core Lab offers a variety of instruments for genomics, proteomics, analytical chemistry, and other general scientific applications. The Core Lab also offers library preparation and sequencing services on Illumina's MiSeq platform. Coordinator Kyle Dilliplaine maintains and offers support and training for a diverse suite of molecular biology and analytical chemistry instrumentation. The Core Lab facilitates learning through training workshops and seminars, so students, faculty, and staff can learn to use available equipment. Temporary lab bench space is also available to local or visiting researchers and students, based on availability and need. We also provide tours upon request. The Genomics Core Lab is supported primarily by the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology and the Alaska IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

For NGS prices or sample submission guidelines please follow the links in the navigation bar at the top.

Illumina MiSeq at the Genomics Core Lab

Genomics Core Lab Faculty Director

Dr. Mary Beth Leigh

Genomics Core Lab Coordinator

Kyle Dilliplaine

216 West Ridge Research Building

Phone: 907-474-7336



2019 Bioinformatics Workshop Availability Requested

Please follow the link on the flyer to the left and provide input to help guide the 2019 Alaska INBR3 Genomics Workshop


The Bioanalyzer has been functionally replaced by the TapeStation 4400. We will be phasing out support of the Bioanalyzer, please consume remaining reagents and replace with the analogous TapeStation products. For training and questions about the TapeStation, I can be contacted by email



The Core Lab is happy to announce the addition of a fully automated Agilient 4200 Tapestation for the analysis of DNA and RNA. More information will be found on the instrument page once the installation is complete. For training, please see Kyle Dilliplaine.

Out of Office:

Kyle Dilliplaine will be out of office October 25-November 2. I can be contacted by email but may be slow to reply.


All but one thermal cycler are in good working order.


Two Veriti thermal cyclers with a manufacturers defect have been sent for repair. Please stay tuned, a reservation sheet may be instated to prevent overlap.


Core Lab Coordinator, Kyle Dilliplaine, will be out of office July 4-8.


Instrument reservations will be made exclusively on the Core Lab Calendar for the ABI 7500 and 7900T RT-PCR machines and the Agilent Bioanalyzer.


Instrument reservation testing:

We are moving to an online based reservation system for instruments. We are currently testing the system with the ABI 7500 only. For more information see the instrument reservations page.

The lyophilizer at the Genomics Core Lab is now functional. A new oil-free scroll pump has been installed which will eliminate unwanted residue in the lab.

All Ethidium Bromide (EtBr) has been confined to the north end of the lab (room 213).

Did you know that the Genomics Core Lab offers vending services from Promega? Once registered, you can remove common lab reagents and have the charge sent directly to your fund/org. Is there a particular reagent you wish we had in stock? Speak with Kyle Dilliplaine to arrange for its availability.


The Genomics Core Lab was established at the Institute of Arctic Biology in 1995 with a grant from the National Science Foundation (Instrumentation and Instrument Development Program). It is a staffed facility that provides support and service to diverse user groups. The Core Lab has been the beneficiary of UAF NSF EPSCoR grants, NIH BRIN (INBRE) grants, and an NIH COBRE grant. Recently the Core Lab received generous support from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and the UAF Teaching Advisory Board for the purchase of the Illumina MiSeq. Ongoing operations are supported primarily by the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology and the Alaska IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

Of all facilities at UAF, the Core Lab may have the broadest interdisciplinary service. It attracts users from several major administrative units and outside agencies and centers including:

Contact Information:

Genomics Core Lab

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Institute of Arctic Biology

2145 North Tanana Loop

207 West Ridge Research Building

Fairbanks, Alaska 99775

Phone: (907) 474-7336


Genomics Core Lab Coordinator

Kyle Dilliplaine

216 West Ridge Research Building

Phone: 907-474-7336