UTSW Microbiome Research Laboratory

Overview of Services

Microbiome Research Laboratory (MRL) loacted at Biocenter of UT Southwestern Medical Center provides next generation sequencing services to basic and translational researchers who wish to use microbial metagenomics in their research activities. MRL offers variety of services for microbiome research such as 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing, bacterial whole genome sequencing, shotgun metagenomics and meta-transcriptomics. Microbiome core also provide support with study design, sample processing, nucleic acid extraction and bioinformatic analysis of data. Goal of MRL is to facilitate innovative research on the microbiome in a variety of basic, translational, and clinical fields. Microbiome core is part of immunology department. Core provides sequencing services to research and clinical laboratories on UTSW campus as well as for the external acedemic and commercial institutions.


Prithvi Raj, PhD | Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm

  2330 Inwood Road
  Dallas, Texas 75235
  Biocenter EB3.216

Links and Resources

  1. UTSW Microbiome Research Laboratory Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Prithvi Raj
Director (Billing & Admin)
Biocenter EB3.212D
Bo Zhang
Lab Manager
Biocenter EB3.216

Service list

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