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The Molecular Diagnostics Section provides cutting-edge molecular diagnostic tests utilizing the latest technologies. The Molecular Diagnostics laboratory works closely with the Biorepository and Research Histology sections to quickly obtain specimens from patients consented on clinical trials. This enables researchers to integrate real-time molecular testing into clinical trial protocols, helping to bring new research discoveries to patients.

Currently, the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory offers a variety of services including DNA isolation from FFPE specimens, SNP genotyping and somatic mutation profiling with the Sequenom MassArray system for both research and clinical trial specimens.


Our mission is to enable clinical, translational, and basic science research by providing cutting-edge genetic analysis of consented patient specimens and research samples.


Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Mailing Address

Molecular Diagnostics
Biorepository and Molecular Pathology Shared Resource
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope Dr. (Rm HCI 3350)
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Please contact the lab for access.

Contact Us

BMP Shared Resource Director
Chris Fillmore, PhD

Biorepository Director
Chris Fillmore, PhD

Molecular Diagnostics Director
Nieca Bronson, MS, MLS, ASCP(CM)

Research Histology Director
Meisha Loveless, HT (ASCP) CM


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Alana Welm, PhD

Medical Director
Eric Snyder, MD, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Dan Albertson, MD
Nicola Camp, PhD
Howard Colman, MD, PhD
Randy Jensen, MD, PhD
Manish Kohli, MD
Charles Murtaugh, PhD
Douglas Sborov, MD, MS