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UAMS DNA and Next Generation Sequencing Core Facility

Overview of Services

Established in 1997. Offers Sanger DNA sequencing using a 3500XL Genetic Analyzer. In 2013, the core acquired an Illumina Miseq and began offering Next Generation Sequencing Services. Main NGS services are Small Genome Sequencing, Metagenomics, and RNA-seq. 

Service List and Pricing

Service List and Pricing

3500 Genetic Analyzer XL (Applied Biosystems)

Sanger Sequencing of plasmids and PCR products (no fragment analysis)



TapeStation 2200 (Agilent Technologies)

D1000 – sizing of DNA fragments less than 1 Kb (no integrity value)

Genomic – sizing and integrity analysis of genomic DNA – gives DNA Integrity Number (DIN)
RNA – sizing and integrity analysis of total RNA – gives RNA Integrity Number (RIN)

RNA – sizing of messenger RNA



MiSeq (Illumina)

Small Genome Sequencing

Metagenomics 16S rRNA


$330 - $1540/run


Jon Blevins, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology
(501) 296-1253

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:30 am - 4:30 pm   

4301 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72210

Links and Resources

  1. DNA Sequencing Core Facility
  2. Next Generation Sequencing


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jennifer Johnson
Biomedical Building II, 321-2