VANTAGE: Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics

VANTAGE is a genomics core laboratory consolidation initiated by an $8.6 million ARRA funded NIH grant award to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with an overall goal of creating a new collaborative [VANTAGE] shared resource that accelerates discovery in genome sciences and personalized medicine, providing state-of-the art research shared resource facilities and technology.

vantage9.jpgThe NIH grant provided funds for complete modernization of 12,505 Net Square Feet of aging laboratory space in Medical Center North, and for new cutting edge scientific equipment now utilized by the core labs located in the newly renovated space. Renovation was completed in May 2012, and the core labs (see below) are now in full service mode in their new laboratories.

VANTAGE is a one-stop genomics research resource, including: Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, Affymetrix–based genotyping and expression microarrays, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) among many other specialized services. These activities are now part of an overall structure that takes full advantage of their new physical co-location together with the Flow Cytometry Shared Resource in VANTAGE.

Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization toured VANTAGE as part of DNA Day celebration: Watch the video.
VANTAGE recently achieved LEED Gold certification: Read More.


Scientific Director:  James Crowe, MD
E-Mail: james.crowe@Vanderbilt.Edu

Associate Director, Immunogenetics: Simon Mallal, MBBS

Technical Director, Sequencing, High-Throughput Genotyping and Expression Services: Holli Dilks, PhD
E-Mail: holli.h.dilks@Vanderbilt.Edu
Phone: 615-343-2607

Manager, Biobanking Services and Low-Throughput Genotyping: Cara Sutcliffe, MS
Phone: (615) 936-2744

Faculty Advisory Committee Members (2014-2015):

Jim Crowe
Simon Mallal
Yu Shyr
Wei Zheng
Dan Roden
David Miller
Sam Santoro
Roger Cone
Scott Hiebert
​David Haas
David Calkins
Al Powers
Eric Skaar

Advisory Committee Meetings:

May 19, 2014

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