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Molecular Biology Core Labs

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The Molecular Biology Core Labs (MBCL) provide the UMASS community* with the cutting edge resources needed to perform your molecular biology research efficiently and inexpensively.

The MBCL is located at 222 Maple Ave in Shrewsbury. Visitors are seen by appointment only.

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*Other institutions and research groups are eligible to use many of our services. However, pricing may vary. Off-campus users should contact us for a quote.
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The MBCL provides the following services:

Sample Drop Off Locations:

1. LRB - 6th floor copy room
2. ASC - 8th floor room 2058
3. Biotech 2 - fridge or freezer in the hall outside of room 207.
4. 222 Maple Ave. Shrewsbury, MA, 01545 - Rose Gordon Building, 1st floor. Available weekdays from 8AM to 5PM  (Email us if you leave samples here).

Samples get picked up at 11:00 AM every Monday through Friday.

Letters of Support

For a letter of support for a research grant or project, please provide the same format and information as requested for Deep Sequencing support letters (click here).

In case of extreme weather (bad or good), deliveries and sample pickup may be
postponed. The MBCL is closed when UMassMed is on "inclement weather alert“.
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