PI: Daniel Sabath - Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Co-PI: Roger Bumgarner - Assoicate Professor, Microbiology
In August of 2001, the University of Washington was awarded a four year grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health to develop an Array Center for NHLBI investigators at the University of Washington. This center leveraged the capabilities of a pre-existing array facility - The Center for Expression Arrays (CEA), in the Department of Microbiology.
Specifically, the NHBLI center provides:
1) access to the highest quality DNA arrays and array services for the human, mouse and rat genomes in an environment of rapidly changing technologies.
2) Provides data analysis support and training to researchers.
3) Develops and provides statistically based methods of experimental design and data analysis
NHLBI investigators access the center by writing "mini-proposals" which are then submitted to a local review team
. After review (and typically suggested revisions and improvements), samples are processed by a technician assigned to the center and data analysis support is provided through the center.