Center for Genomics Research

Michael Markey, Ph.D., Director

CGR Fees

Annual subscriptions


The basic subscription includes use of the PCR setup room and standard thermocyclers, as well as the RNA prep room for $50/year per lab. This subscription counts toward the annual use fee for one other piece of equipment. For example, a basic subscription plus the Nanodrop would be $100.

Cepheid SmartCycler Gradient and qPCR Thermocycler

Unlimited annual use of the Cepheid SmartCycler real-time thermocycler is $150; cuvettes are available for $0.60 each. The SmartCycler is designed for portability. Users wishing to borrow the SmartCylcer for field work should contact the CGR.

Fuji LAS-4000 Imaging System

Unlimited annual use of the LAS-4000 is $150.

Nanodrop Spectrophotometer

Unlimited annual use of the Nanodrop is $100. Pipettors and a variety of nucleic acid elution buffers are available for your convenience.

Per use fees

Affymetrix GeneChip Microarrays

All users wishing to perform GeneChip experiments will pay for their own reagents and supplies, including GeneChips, which can be purchased through CGR. Additionally, CGR charges $100 per chip towards the expense of maintenance. WSU users pay only $50 per chip.

Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer

Bioanalyzer chips are paid for by users as needed and can be run for $10/chip by WSU users. Chips can be purchased through the CGR at cost for $30.

Applied Biosystems 7900HT Sequence Detection System

There is a $12 per plate charge for use of the ABI real-time thermocycler. Users pay for their own TaqMan or SYBR Green RT-qPCR kits, as well as tips, plates, and other supplies.

Accuri C6 and Becton Dickinson FACScan Flow Cytometers

Charges for the flow cytometer are still $30 per hour to cover sheath fluid and maintenance. Users should provide their own tubes and reagents.

It is the goal of the Center for Genomics Research to remain accessible to all WSU customers. Users who feel unable to afford subscription fees should contact Dr. Michael Markey at