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The Department of Pharmacy Practice Pharmacogenomics Laboratory is a 1400 square foot, state-of-the-art facility housed within the UIC College of Pharmacy Building, and contains the equipment and personnel necessary to complete pharmacogenomic analysis on a variety of sample types.  The lab also provides assistance for investigators looking to complete pharmacogenomic projects.  

Laboratory Capabilities

  • Pharmacogenetic/pharmacogenomic study design and analysis
  • -80C freezer storage
  • Cryogenic liquid nitrogen storage
  • Biological sample preparation
  • Nucleic acid isolation and quantification
  • Low- to medium- throughput genotyping
  • Gene expression and protein quantification
  • Low-throughput DNA methylation detection

Equipment Housed in the Laboratory

  • Pyrosequencer PSQ HS 96
  • Five 96-well gradient thermocyclers
  • One 384-well gradient thermocycler
  • Biotek Synergy HT plate reader
  • Enclosed PCR workstation
  • Biological safety cabinet for cell culture
  • Enclosed RNA workstation
  • Gel electrophoresis and AlphaImager imaging station
  • Liquid nitrogen storage system
  • EVOS Core microscope with LCD visualization

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Contact Information

UIC College of Pharmacy

Janet P. Engle, PharmD, PhD (Hon), FAPhA, FNAP
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice
833 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL  60612
Phone: 312-996-6300


Shitalben Patel, Laboratory Manager
Phone: 312-413-4293

Alison Quinn, Pharmacogenomics PGY2 Resident
Phone: 312-355-4107