DNA strand

The High-Throughput Genomics and Bioinformatics Analysis Shared Resource (GBA) is available to support the genomic experimentation and bioinformatic analysis needs of University of Utah investigators. High Throughput Genomics (HTG) and Bioinformatic Analysis (BAS) operate as two independent, yet closely-aligned sections and are located adjacent to one another in the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Both are focused on developing teams of genomic professionals to guide researchers through the experimental and analytical process, support diverse protocols enabling state-of-the-art genomic research, and continuously reviewing and incorporating novel technologies for the benefit of research programs. Clients using the GBA Shared Resource are encouraged to meet with both sections for advice on experimental design, sample preparation, and analysis methodologies.

A message to our users: Huntsman Cancer Institute's genomic data repository, GNomEX, is growing exponentially. We have recently purchased a cloud-based genomics data storage and bioinformatic analysis platform called Seven Bridges Genomics. Find more information about this platform and what this means for our users in these documents:


If use of this resource results in a publication, please acknowledge Huntsman Cancer Institute and our Cancer Center Support Grant by using the following text: "Research reported in this publication utilized the High-Throughput Genomics and Bioinformatic Analysis Shared Resource at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah and was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30CA042014. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”

Contact Us

Genomics Director
Brian K. Dalley, PhD

Bioinformatic Analysis Director
David Nix, PhD

Bioinformatic Analysis Associate Director
Timothy Parnell, PhD


HCI Senior Director Oversight
Bradley Cairns, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Chair
Bradley Cairns, PhD

Faculty Advisory Committee Members
Richard Clark, PhD
Jason Gertz, PhD
Christopher Gregg, PhD
Philip Moos, PhD
Sean Tavtigian, PhD
Katherine Varley, PhD
Joseph Yost, PhD