Functional Genomics and Proteomics (FGP) Core

Jeffrey Boatright PhD with FGP Core Team

From left: Preston Giardot, Jana Sellars, Robin Schmidt and Jeffrey Boatright in the Functional Genomics and Proteomics (FGP) Core laboratory at Emory Eye Center.

Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD, Co-director, Investigator (EEC, EUSOM, VAMC)

Boatright FGP Lab Team, Emory Eye Center
Chrenek, Micah, BS, Lab Manager
Coulter, Monica, BS, Research Specialist and MBC Lab Manager
Girardot, Preston E., Research Specialist
Gooding, Sarah Warren, Research Specialist
Henneman, Nathaniel Fath, Research Specialist
Schmidt, Robin H, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Sellers, Jana, BS; Research Specialist Lead/Animal Surgery

 

Machelle Pardue, PhD, lab

Machelle Pardue, PhD, and medical student in the CVNR research laboratory at Atlanta VA Medical Center.

Machelle Pardue, PhD, Co-director, Investigator (GT, VAMC CVNR)

Pardue FGP Lab Team, Atlanta VA Medical Center
Allen, Rachael, PhD, Career Development Awardee and Post-Doctoral Fellow
Campbell, Ian, PhD, Career Development Awardee and Post-Doctoral fellow
Chakraborty, Ranjay, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Chelser, Kyle, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Coulter, Monica, Research Technician
Dunn, Ryan, Undergraduate Research Assistant 
Elmasri, Ayman, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Fu, Jieming, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Haider, Raza, Research Technician
Landis, Erica, Neuroscience Graduate Student
Lee, Duk-Cheon, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mees, Lukas, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Motz, Cara, Research Technician
Strickland, Ryan, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Yang, Victoria, Research Technician

 

The Functional Genomics and Proteomics (FGP) Core supports research that increases our understanding of how biological function (e.g., vision) arises from the information encoded in an organism's genome. The core provides support for the design, execution, and analysis of molecular, biochemical, proteomic, and phenotypic experiments in six sections (DNA/RNA services, protein/small molecule analysis, cell culture, ocular/vision structural and functional analysis, rodent ocular microsurgery, and mouse colony services).

Fgp lab

Jana Sellers, research specialist and Robin Schmidt, PhD, post-doctoral fellow in the Functional Genomics and Proteomics (FGP) Core laboratory at Emory Eye Center.

This support comes largely via the expertise and services of core personnel, their training of individuals from laboratoris of AV RC and the availability of equipment, supplies, and other core-dedicated resources. The FGP Core provides this support for AVRC investigators who are NEI R01-funded but who cannot justify such services or equipment independently in a single R01-funded project or who are not experts in FG&P techniques. By removing “barriers of entry” that are caused by lack of experience with or lack of access to specialized approaches and equipment, the FGP Core helps these investigators increase the impact of their research.

Goals

1. Provide equipment, supplies, technical assistance, and scientific advice to aid NEI-funded core faculty in applying molecular, biochemical, and vision function approaches to their research.

2. Particularly aid faculty who are not experts in these areas. By removing experience “barriers of entry,” the FGP Core helps these investigators increase the impact of their research.

3. Train individuals from NEI-funded AVRC laboratories in approaches and equipment use that are specific to FGP research fields.

4. Oversee maintenance of core equipment.