Research Services

Schedule a consultation to discuss the following:

  • Experimental Design: Review Best Practices for Analyzing Microbiomes
  • Sample Collection Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Budget
    Support for Clinical Coordinators (REDCap development, sample collection and sample delivery)
    Pre- and Post- award grant support and manuscript preparation
    Education through class lectures and GCB Academy

Bridging microbiome projects with other Duke resources:

GCB Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics
Microbiome sequencing data analysis is performed in collaboration with the Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics shared resource.  Schedule consultation for data analysis

GCB Sequencing and Genomic Technologies
Various types of microbiome libraries generated in the Microbiome Shared Resource are sequenced within the Sequencing and Genomic Technologies shared resource.

GCB Proteomics and Metabolomics Shared Resource
The Proteomics and Metabolomics Shared Resource provides short chain fatty acids (SCFA’s) assays that utilize a UPLC-MS/MS method to analyze short chain fatty acids (SCFA’s), including 12 acids from C-2 to C-8 short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which are the major class of metabolites produced in the large bowel by the anaerobic gut microbiome.  Learn more about utilizing these assays in microbiome research.

Substrate Services Core Research Support
The Substrate Services Core Research Support (SSCRS) serves as a centralized processing core and storehouse for reserach samples for large clinical, consortium-based collaborations and for basic discovery science.

BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center
The Duke BRPC is a tissue, blood and fluid biorepository and research support core laboratory within the Department of Pathology. It is a formal shared resource of both the School of Medcine and the Duke Cancer Institute.