Shared instruments available Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm

(other times may be available by special arrangement)

The KUGR Facility has several unique instruments that UNM researchers can arrange to use. Qualified laboratories pay an annual user fee and receive training and support from KUGR Staff. The instruments are available for use in the facility during normal working hours.

Agilent Bioanalyzer: An important instrument for molecular biologists, replaces gel electrophoresis for many types of applications. It is especially useful for analyzing the quality and/or quantity of RNA or DNA samples using very small amounts of material, instead of running large amounts of precious sample on a gel.

Nanodrop Spectrophotometer: A droplet spectrophotometer that measures absorbance in a small droplet of sample. This avoids the need to dilute samples into large cuvettes.

Qiagen Qiacube Robot: A dedicated sample preparation robot for performing RNA and DNA isolation and purification steps with Qiagen kits.

Please contact the KUGR Facility staff for more information about assays and pricing.

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