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Translational Genomics Laboratory


The mission of the Translational Genomics Laboratory is to provide a critical bridge to help accelerate translation from discovery into precision health care, by providing DNA sequencing, genotyping and arraybased technologies.


The Translational Genomics Laboratory (TGL) is a CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) compliant laboratory, capable of providing support to clinical and translational genetic/genomic studies (CAP# 8017554) (CLIA# 21D2027356). TGL is part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine (PPGM) and the Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR).

The services offered by the TGL are similar to those offered in traditional academic genomic core labs, except that these assays are validated under CLIA which allows them to be used in the clinical decision-making process in research protocols and for routine patient care.


  • Confirmation of a Research Finding
  • CYP2C19 Genotyping
  • CYP2C19 Sequencing
  • Cytogenomic Microarray
  • Extract and Hold
  • FLT3 ITD and TKD Fragment size Analysis
  • IDH1 R132 and IDH2 R140, R172 Sanger Sequencing
  • Site-specific Familial variant analysis‌
  • Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) Myeloid Malignancy targeted panel

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  • Applied Biosystems 3730XL (Sanger sequencing)
  • Affymetrix GeneChip system 3000 7G (chip-based arrays, e.g. CytoScan HD, DMET)
  • Applied Biosystems 7900 RT-PCR system (genotyping by Taqman©-based methods)
  • Applied Biosystems 9700 thermocycler (PCR amplification)
  • Nanodrop single-channel and 8-channel spectrophotometers
  • ThermoFisher QuantStudio 5
  • Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (next generation sequencing panels, e.g. Comprehensive Cancer Panel, and Custom AmpliSeq panels)
  • Ion Chef System
  • Ion S5 Sequencer

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Quant Studio 5 Amplication Plot

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Quant Studio 5 Experiment


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ISP Loading/Run Summary

Forms and Documents

CAP Accreditation Certificate

CLIA Certificate of Compliance

Medical Laboratory Permit

QA-506 Clinical Services Test Requisition

QA-514 Clinical Services Test Requisition Extract and Hold Only

QA-36 Clinical Research Project Request

Suggestion Box

Satisfaction Survey


Ashkan Emadi, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
and Pharmacology
Director, Translational
Genomics Laboratory
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Associate Director for
Clinical Research
Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Danielle Sewell, BS

Danielle Sewell, MSRS

Compliance Manager



Room 7-037
Bressler Research Building
655 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Monday through Friday,
8:00am - 5:00pm


Lab: 410-706-3339
Fax: 410-706-0287

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