GRCF Operations During the COVID-19 Closure


• March 17, 2020, 5:00 PM – All GRCF Locations are CLOSED Until Further Notice.  Please read below about ongoing GRCF Operations during this time.

GRCF Core Store:

  • The Core Store ordering website will be taken offline on March 17th, 5 PM.
  • The Core Store 24/7 units located in Blalock 1026 and the CRB I, will be restocked once a week.  Please use your own sanitizing wipes and hand cleanser prior and after use of the 24/7 equipment.
  • The Core Store will remain closed until further notice

Primary contact information:

GRCF Biorepository

• Requests for retrieval should be directed to the biorepository email:

• Freezers will be monitored 24/7 with on-call responders

• In the event of an immediate repository emergency, please email the

Primary contact information: 

GRCF Cell Center:

• No Samples will be processed after (3/17/20) until the University reopens, including clinical samples.

• For single cell genomic project consultations, please email Kakali Sarkar:

Primary contact information

GRCF DNA Services (Sanger Sequencing, Real Time PCR, High Throughput Sequencing, DNA Handling):

  • IDT orders are being actively monitored and shipments are being delivered to our offices as they ship.  If you need an alternative schedule, please contact Roxann Ashworth,
  • Oligo deliveries will be place in the freezer compartment outside Blalock 1005.  You will receive a notification from the GRCF when they arrive, along with retrieval instructions.
  • We will work with Homewood customer to get oligos to them.
  • Please contact Roxann Ashworth,, if you have urgent Sanger sequencing that needs to be run.  Samples may be left in the fridge outside Blalock 1005, and could be run on days when oligos are being delivered, if needed for COVID or other, approved, urgent research.
  • HTS customers with urgent situations should contact, David Mohr,

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📌 If you are spending your time analyzing data and writing grants, please feel free to reach out to the managers of our various services with any questions. We are always happy to provide consultation, letters of support and quotes. All email addresses will be monitored during this time of telework.