The OHSU Gene Microarray Shared Resource (GMSR) was founded in 2001 with the mission to serve research scientists and clinicians as a full-service genomics facility focused on providing high quality, cost efficient research services using DNA microarrays.
Early in 2001, two microarray platforms, Affymetrix and in-house Spotted Arrays, were fully implemented. In 2007, the GMSR added an Illumina Microarray Core. In 2009, the Spotted Microarray Core was phased out of service and in 2010, the Affymetrix and Illumina core facilities as separate entities were restructured and completely merged under the GMSR. For the first time, this resulted in a streamlined, multi-platform processing, consultation, and educational outreach facility for microarray services on the OHSU campus.
Over the course of a decade, the GMSR grew from a staff size of three to seven, became a state-of-the-art facility based on rigorous tracking and standardization, and processed thousands of arrays for customers located at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and elsewhere. Data generated from the GMSR has contributed to numerous research publications spanning fields such as Cancer Research, Immunology, Stem Cell Research, and Brain Research.
The Gene Microarray Shared Resource (GMSR) is located in Portland, OR on Marquam Hill in Richard Jones Hall. Our laboratory and offices are on the fifth floor in rooms 5390 (Laboratory) and 5327 (Director's offices).