Applied Functional Genomics Core

Overview of Services

The Applied Functional Genomics Core (AFGC) partners with the CWRU Genomics Core to offer 'omic study design consultation and a highly standardized, top-to-bottom platform for conducting ultra-low input RNA isolation, Illumina-based RNA sequencing, and advanced bioinformatics on a wide variety of clinical sample types. We provide workflows that are optimized for many difficult sample types and our analysis tools can integrate multiple data types, whether clinical or functional, in the bioinformatics analysis to uncover biomarkers or correlates. Our advanced bioinformatics methods include pathway and network analysis, meta-analysis, and “Mixomics” for researchers who require a look at biology across very different studies.


The Applied Functional Genomics Core also serves as the transriptomics and bioinformatic platform for the CFAR Experimental and Analytic Systems Biology Core (EASB). We therefore partner with a variety of clinical, CFAR and university cores, for those researchers who require a true top-to-bottom systems biology analysis. The EASB Core also houses the Inter-CFAR Bioinformatic Network to facilitate partnerships between CFARs, providing access to other omic technologies, bioinformatic analysis and meta-analysis for external CFAR members, and data integration between CFARs.



Mark Cameron Pearline Cartwright Jackelyn Golden Brian Richardson Peter Wilkinson
Core Director Core Manager QC/QA Manager Bioinformatician Sr. Bioinformatician
216.368.2791 216.368.4662 216.368.4662 216.368.4699 216.368.3371
WRB 1314 WRB 5304 WRB 1304 WRB 1307 WRB 1308

Hours of Operation and Location 

9 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday    

Wolstein Research Building

WRB 5304
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106