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Core - MBCF: Microarray

Overview of Services

The Microarray Core Facility offers Gene Expression Profiling, SNP, miRNA, and CNV analysis using Affymetrix microarray technologies.

The Core specializes in handling and processing RNA extracted from Formalin-Fixed Parafin embedded tissue (FFPE). 


Contact Us with questions or to discuss your project

Sample Drop off

Location – "Fish Room" near 3rd floor elevator lobby of the Smith Building. Next to the multicolored fish sculpture.

Entry – 
If you are a DFCI employee, use your DFCI ID card to enter the room.

If you are not a DFCI employee, first obtain a Visitor Pass at the Security Desk in the Smith Building lobby, then dial 2-3131 on the red phone near SM300, and ask for SM300 to be unlocked.


Lab location and hours of operation

Hours Location


21-27 Burlington Ave. 4th floor


Information for Users External to DFCI

Purchase Orders are to be made out to:

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

General Accounting, BP-425

450 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA 02215-5450


Note to Partners, Harvard, Boston Children’s and Tufts researchers:

  • Partners Health Care (includes MGH, BWH, McLean, Spaulding, etc): choose vendor 0000008573
  • Harvard (includes HMS,Dental, Wyss, HSPH, etc.): choose vendor site: 01_PRIMARY
  • Tufts University: choose Supplier 0000000655
  • Boston Children’s Hospital: choose vendor 0000001886


 If you are using a PO from an institution other than one under which you signed in, you must stop and contact the DFCI iLab staff at


Links and Resources


Name Role Phone Email Location
Zach Herbert
Associate Director Genomics Core Facility

Maura Berkeley
Lab Supervisor

Paul Morrison


Fixed Cost Services

Search available services: View: by category alphabetically
3' Array Low Input (9)
3' Arrays (9)
FFPE Whole Transcript - Affymetrix SensationPlus (7)
FFPE Whole Transcript - NuGEN (9)
Other (1)
QC only (4)
SNP Arrays (4)
Whole Transcript Arrays (11)
Whole Transcript Arrays - Low Input (9)
miRNA Array (1)


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Click on this map for specific directions to and from Logan Airport and the Mass Pike as well as a good place to eat while visiting MBCF.