The OHSU Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (MPSSR) was founded in 2009 with the mission to provide OHSU researchers with on-site access to highly parallel short read sequencing technology and to provide short read sequencing services to non-OHSU researchers.

Funding for the purchase of an Illumina GAIIx was provided by a generous grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.  The principal investigator on the application was Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience.  The preparation of the grant involved the OHSU Research Office, the OHSU Foundation, and many members of the OHSU research community.  The upgrade to the Illumina HiSeq 2000 was funded by OHSU.

The MPSSR was originally located in the Center for Health and Healing on the South Waterfront campus. In April, 2012, it relocated to recently remodeled space on the fifth floor of Richard Jones Hall on the main OHSU campus. The laboratory room number is RJH 5390. The director's office is RJH 5327A.


The MPSSR Team

Amy Carlos     Laboratory Manager

Chenwei Lin     Data Management Specialist 

Rachel Henson     Sequencer Operations

Robert Searles, Ph.D.     Director