Gene Profiling Shared Resource

The Gene Profiling Shared Resource is a unit of the Integrated Genomics Laboratory and is located on OHSU Marquam Hill Campus in Richard Jones Hall, room 5330.


Services We Offer

  • Expression Profiling: mRNA and microRNA expression profiling, including options for whole transcript analysis and alternative transcript/exon analysis (microarray and qPCR)
  • DNA Variation Analysis: Whole genome and targeted SNP genotyping and copy number analysis with microarrays and PCR assays; methylation pattern analysis with microarrays
  • RNA and DNA Isolation: Support available for RNA/DNA isolation in connection with microarray, sequencing or qPCR projects; automated protocols for QIAGEN spin-column kits, including PAXGene Blood RNA kits.
  • RNA Assessment: Quantification and  size or quality assessment of RNA samples
  • DNA Assessment: Quantification and size or quality assessment of DNA samples
  • Consulting for project design and grant development

Instrument Access We Offer

  • QuantStudio qPCR System
  • Caliper LabChip GX System
  • Qiagen QIAcube Sample Prep Robots

Access to these instruments may be scheduled through the GPSR iLab website.
(Training is required prior to use).
If you require more information or assistance using the iLab ordering system, contact Trevor McFarland at

For all other service and instrument access inquiries, please contact the GPSR Director.\


Unsure which platform and array to use? Questions about minimum RNA quantities required? Use our pull down menu for expression profiling by species to see what arrays and assays are commonly used in the GPSR! Don't see array or species you want? Contact the GPSR

Apply for a Project

The following services may be requested through the GPSR iLab website:

RNA/DNA Assessments

RNA/DNA Isolations


Project Consultation

Expression Profiling

DNA Variation Analysis 

If you would like to request pre-project consultation or request a service that is not represented by one of the categories listed above, please contact Dr. Chris Harrington, GPSR Director.

GPSR Acknowledgement

We would appreciate the inclusion of the following acknowledgment in publications and presentations of work done in the GPSR facility:

(Insert appropriate service or platform) were performed in the OHSU Gene Profiling Shared Resource

Services/Platforms: Microarray or qPCR assays, DNA or RNA isolation services, DNA or RNA quality assessments