About ATG

The Analytical and Translational Genomics (ATG) Shared Resource provides next-generation sequencing and other genomics related services to UNM Cancer Center members and other users at UNM and affiliated institutions. The ATG Shared Resource is supported by the UNM Cancer Center, including the CCSG core grant P30118100 and other funds, as well as by funds from the State of NM and user fees.

The primary services involve next-generation sequencing, using the Ion Proton and Ion Torrent PGM instruments, and associated expert bioinformatics support. These include RNA-seq, targeted and exome sequencing, ChIP-seq and a variety of other assays, many of which can be performed with either research or clinical (e.g. FFPE) samples.

The resource also has an Affymetrix microarray system capable of whole-genome gene expression and genotyping assays as well as robots and instruments for high-throughput liquid handling and sample purification and analysis. The facility also offers several services based on real-time (Taqman) PCR including gene expression and genotyping assays. The resource performs real-time assays in 384 well format, which many users are not prepared to use on their own and which provides worthwhile cost-savings through smaller volume assays that use less expensive reagents.

Technical Director:
Gavin Pickett, Ph.D.
CRF G-21
Tel: (505) 272-0680

Jason Byars
CRF G-21
Tel: (505) 272-0675

Senior Technical Staff:
Jamie Padilla, M.S.
CRF 118
Tel: (505) 272-5564

Jennifer Woods
CRF 121
Tel: (505) 272-3464

Faculty Director:
Scott A. Ness, Ph.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine
Office: CRF 121; Tel: (505) 272-9883