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Service Labs

Animal Genetics Laboratory

The Animal Genetics Laboratory offers DNA genotyping used for identification, parentage verification, and determination of specific homozygous/heterozygous gene mutations in animals. The analysis provides useful information for diseases, coat colors, as well as physical traits. Currently, the lab provides routine services for testing horses, donkeys, cattle, cats, and dogs, in addition to goats and sheep (upon requests).

Contact:

E. Gus Cothran, Ph.D., Director
Animal Genetics Lab.
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University
4458 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4458
(979) 845-0229
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Image Analysis Laboratory

The Image Analysis Laboratory provides start-of-the-art optical microscopy technologies for research and teaching in life sciences. Emphasis is placed on integration of advances in vital analytical cellular imaging and fluorescence probe technologies to provide the most sensitive approaches for analysis of the molecular aspects of cellular function, an approach we refer to as "cellulomics."

Contact:

Robert C. Burghardt, Ph.D., Director
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University
4458 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4458
(979) 862-4083
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Molecular Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory

The Molecular Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory at Texas A&M University performs a wide range of cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic, and DNA-based testing for clinical and research facilities, private companies, veterinarians, breeders and animal owners. Services include karyotyping, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), Sanger sequencing (ABI3730), and genotyping (ABI3730).

Trace Element Research Lab

The Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL) is dedicated to providing students with a high quality education in environmental chemistry. Additionally, TERL supplies sponsors with high quality trace element data and services in trace metals for environmental samples. We are experienced in the use of clean (1 part per billion level) and ultra-clean (< 0.1 part per billion level) sampling and preconcentration procedures required to accurately measure ambient levels of trace metals in both freshwater and seawater. TERL has participated in most major US environmental monitoring programs over the past decade and has an established reputation for accurate measurement of trace metal levels in samples from even the most pristine environments.

Contact:

Robert J. Taylor, Ph.D.
Trace Element Research Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) Department
VMA Bldg Rm 107
4458 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-4458
(979) 845-1568

VIBS Histology Laboratory

The VIBS Histology Laboratory provides services to histological sample preparations from tissue embedding to sectioning and staining.

Contact:

Dr. Louise C. Abbott, Ph.D. , D.V.M., Director
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
VMA Bldg, Room 107
4458 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Tel: (979) 845-3177, 845-2269
Fax: (979) 458-3499
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Lin S. Bustamante, B. Sc., HT (ASCP), Lab Supervisor
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