To All CCR-Sequencing Facility Users:

As the end of the fiscal year 2021-2022 approaches, we would like to assist you in making sure your sequencing projects are handled expeditiously. Our goal is to make a seamless year-end process, and we rely on your cooperation. Please use the following guidelines in planning sample submission before the close of this fiscal year:

  • If you would like to be billed this fiscal year, the last day to submit samples to CCR Sequencing Facility (CCR-SF) is Monday, August 15th, 2022
  • Because of the large number of samples we receive and process at the end of the fiscal year, we will not be able to complete your project and bill you this fiscal year if your samples fail QC.  Therefore, please make sure you QC all your samples before sending them to us to ensure that they meet our minimum sample requirements. 
  • Please be sure to include the reference genome and version information in the sample manifest form. Once you receive a data delivery notice from the SF Bioinformatics group, please download the data files as soon as possible since storage space is limited, and we have a large volume of data to distribute. 
  • We cannot roll over funds associated with NAS requests from one fiscal year to the next. Consequently, if you have any open NAS requests with us, and we haven’t received your samples on or before August 15th, we will have to cancel your NAS request.

If you have questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact:
-Bao Tran (Phone: 301-360-3460; Email:
-Jyoti Shetty (Phone: 301-360-3454; Email:

For data analysis, delivery, access to projects, and data-related questions, please contact:
-Yongmei Zhao (Phone: 301-360-3455; Email:

We look forward to working with you and will begin to accept samples again starting September 1st for FY 2023*.

Bao Tran & CCR-SF Team

*Please note: You may begin sending samples again to SF during the period of August 31st to September 9th, 2022.  However, please check with your AO first to be sure they can still approve the cost of your project to be billed with FY 2022 funding.  No FY22 funds can be used beyond Sept. 9th to pay for SF or any LBR projects submitted through NAS.


CCR Sequencing Facility


The mission of the Center for Cancer Research Sequencing Facility (CCR-SF) is to utilize high-throughput sequencing technologies to enrich cancer research and ensure that the NCI community can leverage the leading-edge of Next-Generation Sequencing technology.

CCR Sequencing Facility: Overview

The introduction of DNA sequencing instruments capable of producing millions of DNA sequence reads in a single run has profoundly altered the landscape of genetics and cancer biology. Complex questions can now be answered at previously unthinkable speeds and a fraction of their former cost. At the Sequencing Facility, NCI researchers are provided access to the latest technologies, with consultation and Q&A services available throughout the design and execution of sequencing projects.

Our lab currently employs the following sequencing platforms:

HiSeq 6000

Illumina (Short Read) Sequencing Technology

  • Illumina sequencing utilizes reversible terminator chemistry optimized to achieve high levels of cost-effectiveness and throughput
  • Millions of reads produced per sample lane at 50 bp to 300 bp read lengths
  • Support for the multiplexing of 96 bar-coded samples into a single lane
  • Available resources include  NovaSeq6000,  NextSeq500,  Hiseq4000, and MiSeq sequencer

PacBio RS

Long-Reads/PacBio Sequencing

PacBio Sequel II Sequencing

  • Amplification-free sequencing via single-molecule real-time (SMRT) technology enables rapid identification of long nucleotide chains, with average yields of 100-120 Gb per SMRT Cell for Continuous Long Reads (CLR – long insert libraries > 20 kb) or 200-400 Gb per SMRT cell for highly accurate Circular Consensus Sequence (CCS – short insert libraries < 20 kb).
  • Polymerase read lengths averaging greater than 120,000 bases per molecule, with maximum read lengths > 200,000 bases, facilitate genome assembly and mapping of repetitive regions with high fidelity circular consensus reads.
  • The option of 10 to 30 hour run times depending on desired data yield and accuracy, as well as project type.
  • Project flexibility with production protocols that include large and small genome sequencing, whole and targeted transcriptome sequencing (Iso-Seq), and amplicon sequencing, either single or multiplexed.

Single Cell

10X Genomics

  • 10X Genomics Chromium System, powered by GemCode Technology, provides a precisely engineered reagent delivery method that enables thousands of micro-reactions in parallel.
  • Incorporation of identifying barcodes enables reads generated by short read sequencing mapped back to their original HMW DNA, single cell, or single nucleus of origin.
  • Genome and exome sequencing using Linked-Reads resolves genic phasing, reveals structural variation and detects variants in complex regions of the genome.
  • Chromium Single Cell Gene Expression Solution enables cell characterization and gene expression profiling of thousands of cells, while Single Cell Immune Profiling enables simultaneous analysis
  • Chromium Single Cell ATAC (Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin) and Single Cell CNV Solutions reveal the heterogeneity and regulatory landscape of the genome, providing insights into cell variability and clonal evolution.

Bionano Genomics

Bionano Genomics 

  • Bionano’s non-sequencing-based genome mapping technology images and analyzes extremely long, high-molecular-weight DNA 
  • Facilitate identification of structural variants and creation of de novo genome assemblies


SF Services

To request services from the CCR Sequencing Facility
Submit a Sequencing Facility Request
Prior to filling out a NAS request, you are advised to consult with Dr. Maggie Cam and/or Mr. Bao Tran to discuss your project design and bioinformatics approach to data analysis:

Bao Tran
Director, Sequencing Facility

Maggie Cam, Ph.D.

Please visit the Protocols and Resources page for more details about the sequencing chemistry and technology utilized by each platform. We encourage you to contact us so we can provide you with the most current information and help you plan your project to meet your sequencing needs.

Long-reads/PacBio sequencing:

If you want more information on long reads technologies, please contact us at

  • Whole Genome Sequencing – de novo assembly, haplotype resolution, structural variant detection, DNA epigenetic modification detection.
  • RNA Sequencing – full-length transcript sequencing for whole-transcriptome or gene-specific targets.
  • Targeted Sequencing – long amplicon sequencing; full-length viral sequencing, full-length vector sequencing, targeted enrichment, and multiplexing strategies.
  • HLA Typing – amplification of full gene for HLA class I, other HLA genes target available.


  • Whole Genome Sequencing using 10X Genomics Linked-Reads: Long-range information from short-read sequencing, to resolve genic phasing, reveal structural variation and detect variants in complex genomic regions. 
  • Exome Sequencing using 10X Genomics Linked-Reads: Large scale structural variants detection across the entire exome.
  • Optical mapping using Bionano Technology: Imaging and analysis of extremely long, high-molecular-weight DNA felicitates identification of structural variants and creation of de novo genome assemblies

Single-cell sequencing:

  • Single Cell Transcriptomics: 3’ and 5’ gene expression profiling to uncover cell-to-cell gene expression variability
  • Single Cell Immune Profiling: simultaneous analysis of the cellular context of the adaptive immune response and immune repertoires of thousands of T and B cells
  • Single Cell ATAC-seq: chromatin profiling of thousands of single cells to provide insights into the regulatory landscape of the genome
  • Single Cell CNV analysis: single cell CNV calls at 2 Mb resolution for revealing genome heterogeneity

R&D resources:

New applications, new protocols, new platforms etc.  

We encourage you to contact us so we can provide you with the most current information and help you plan your project to meet your sequencing needs.

Bioinformatics Support:

CCR-SF bioinformatics group provides coordinated joint consultation services for sequencing technology selection,  project design,  and data analysis for next generation sequencing projects. We support analysis for Whole Genome/Exome sequencing,  ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, miRNA-seq and analysis for new data types from single cell sequencing, long-read sequencing and optical mapping.  We work collaboratively with the CCR Collaborative Bioinformatics Resource (CCBR) and provide a mechanism for CCR researchers to obtain many different types of bioinformatics assistance to further their research goals. 


**Project outside of CCR have an additional 50% labor cost added

Illumina Library Construction List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
ChIP-Seq $84 + (Sequencing Cost) $126 + (Sequencing Cost)
gDNA-Seq $45 + (Sequencing Cost) $68 + (Sequencing Cost)
Nextera DNA Flex $58 + (Sequencing Cost) $87 + (Sequencing Cost)
Whole Genome Methyl-Seq $90 + (Sequencing Cost) $135 + (Sequencing Cost)
Total RNA-Seq $130 + (Sequencing Cost) $195 + (Sequencing Cost)
mRNA-Seq $102 + (Sequencing Cost) $153 + (Sequencing Cost)
miRNA-Seq $84 + (Sequencing Cost) $126 + (Sequencing Cost)
ATAC-Seq $110 + (Sequencing Cost) $165 + (Sequencing Cost)
Single Cell 10X Chromium Library Construction List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
10X Chromium single-cell RNA-seq (GEX, for 3′ or 5′) $1,588 + (Sequencing Cost) N/A
10X Chromium single-cell VDJ Enrichment (TCR or BCR, for 5’ only) $100 + (Sequencing Cost) + (10X Capture) N/A
10X Chromium single-cell Feature Barcode (for 3’ or 5’) $117 + (Sequencing Cost) + (10X Capture)


10X Chromium single-cell ATAC-seq $1,450 + (Sequencing Cost) N/A
10X Chromium single-cell multiome ATAC + GEX $2,645 + (Sequencing Cost) N/A
Single Cell Mission Bio Tapestri Library Construction List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
Tapestri Single Cell DNA* $1,813 + (Sequencing Cost) N/A
Tapestri Single Cell DNA and Protein (Multi-omics) $2,250 + (Sequencing Cost) N/A
Tapestri Single -Cell Targeted DNA panels (AML, Myeloid, THP, CLL) $63 + (Sequencing Cost) + (Capture)


*Custom DNA panel price is not included. Please communicate with Mission Bio

*Illumina Sequencing

NovaSeq 6000

List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Run Type Cost  Cost 
SP 100 Cycle $2,100 $3,150
SP 200 Cycle $2,750 $4,125
SP 300 Cycle $3,000 $4,500
SP 500 Cycle $4,200 $6,300
S1 100 Cycle $3,850 $5,775
S1 200 Cycle $4,850 $7,275
S1 300 Cycle $5,250 $7,875
S2 100 Cycle $7,250 $10,875
S2 200 Cycle $9,000 $13,500
S2 300 Cycle $9,600 $14,400
S4 200 Cycle $12,925 $19,388
S4 300 Cycle $14,400 $21,600
XP 2-Lane Kit $299 $449
XP 4-Lane Kit $599 $899
*Due to significant lower consumable prices the 33% CCR subsidy is no longer available to for NovaSeq runs.
Nextseq 2000 List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Run Type Cost Cost
P2 100 Cycle $1,420 $2,130
P2 200 Cycle $2,670 $4,005
P2 300 Cycle $3,540 $5,310
P3 100 Cycle $3,250 $4,875
P3 200 Cycle $4,500 $6,750
P3 300 Cycle $6,000 $9,000
Miseq List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Run Type Cost Cost
1 x 50 Cycle (V2) $910 $1,365
1 x 150 Cycle (V3) $1,010 $1,515
1 x 300 Cycle (V2) $1,165 $1,748
1 x 500 Cycle (V2) $1,310 $1,965
1 x 600 Cycle (V3) $1,705 $2,558
iSeq List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Run Type Cost Cost
iSeq 100 i1 Reagent v2 $560 $840

Pacbio Sequencing Pricing for Library Construction

List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
Amplicon Multiplex $38 + (Sequencing Cost) $57 + (Sequencing Cost)
RNA-Iso-Seq $126 + (Sequencing Cost) $189 + (Sequencing Cost)
Whole Genome Sequencing $147 + (Sequencing Cost) $221 + (Sequencing Cost)
Microbial WGS $75 + (Sequencing Cost) $113 + (Sequencing Cost)
HLA Class I $59 + (Sequencing Cost) $89 + (Sequencing Cost)
HLA Class I + II $123 + (Sequencing Cost) $185 + (Sequencing Cost)
Full Length 16S $7 + (Sequencing Cost) $11 + (Sequencing Cost)
Price for Pacbio Sequencing List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Run Type Cost Cost
SMRT Cell $1,256 $1,884
Oxford Nanopore Sequencing Pricing for Library Construction List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
NanoPore WGS $127 + (Sequencing Cost) $191 + (Sequencing Cost)
NanoPore Direct RNA-Seq $132 + (Sequencing Cost) $198 + (Sequencing Cost)
Pricing for Oxford Nanopore Sequencing List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
Sequencing FlowCell $900 $1,350
Bionano Genomics-Optical Mapping Pricing for Library Construction List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
Project Type Type Library Prep Per Sample Library Prep Per Sample
Sample Prep $195 + (Sequencing Cost) $293 + (Sequencing Cost)
Bionano Genomics-Sequencing List Price for CCR/NIAID Non CCR Price**
1 Sample $1,100 $1,650
2 Samples $825 $1,238
Set of 3 Samples $550 $825

Protocols and Resources

SF Protocols and Resources

Here you will find all the forms necessary for submitting your sequencing proposal and samples to the laboratory. To aid in project planning, we have also provided handouts of the technical details of each sequencing platform as well as the sample preparation protocols used by our laboratory. Do you have additional questions about the Sequencing Facility? Check out our sequencing FAQs, containing the most common questions we receive!

Laboratory Forms and Information

Illumina PacBio

Protocols and Resources

Illumina PacBio

Bioinformatics Information

Specialized in NGS data analysis and quality control, CCR-SF bioinformatics team works closely with CCR researchers to provide support services such as sequencing technology consultation, experimental design, and data analysis and management. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Bioinformatics Resources and FAQ




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Levin Y, Talsania K, Tran B, Shetty J*, Zhao Y*, Mehta M*. Optimization for sequencing and analysis of degraded FFPE-RNA samples. JoVE, In Press. ( Co-first authors; * Co-corresponding authors)

Magen A, Nie J, Ciucci T, Tamoutounour S, Zhao Y, Mehta M, Tran B, McGavern DB, Hannenhalli S, Bosselut R. Single-Cell Profiling Defines Transcriptomic Signatures Specific to Tumor-Reactive versus Virus-Responsive CD4+T Cells. Cell Reports, 2019, 29(10):  3019-3032.e6

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Ma L, Hernandez M, Zhao Y, Mehta M, Tran B, Kelly M, Rae Z, Hernandez J, Davis J, Martin S, Kleiner D, Hewitt S, Ylaya K, Wood B, Greten T, Wang X. Tumor Cell Biodiversity Drives Microenvironmental Reprogramming in Liver Cancer.  Cancer Cell. 2019 Oct 03.

Jiao X, Sui H, Lyons C, Tran B, Sherman BT, Imamichi T. Complete Genome Sequence of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Strain McKraeMicrobiol Resour Announc. 2019 Sep 26;8(39).

Jiao X, Sui H, Lyons C, Tran B, Sherman BT, Imamichi T. Complete Genome Sequence of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Strain MacIntyre. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Sep 12;8(37).

Vacchio MS, Ciucci T, Gao Y, Watanabe M, Balmaceno-Criss M, McGinty MT, Huang A, Xiao Q, McConkey C, Zhao Y, Shetty J, Tran B, Pepper M, Vahedi G, Jenkins MK,  McGavern DB, Bosselut R. A Thpok-Directed Transcriptional Circuitry Promotes Bcl6 and Maf Expression to Orchestrate T Follicular Helper Differentiation. Immunity.  2019 Sep 17;51(3):465-478.e6. Epub 2019 Aug 15.

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Cramer SD, Hixon JA, Andrews C, Porter RJ, Rodrigues GOL, Wu X, Back T, Czarra K, Michael H, Cam M, Chen J, Esposito D, Senkevitch E, Negi V, Aplan PD, Li W, Durum SK. Mutant IL-7Rα and mutant NRas are sufficient to induce murine T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 2018 Aug;32(8):1795-1882.


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Hodson DJ, Shaffer AL, Xiao W, Wright GW, Schmitz R, Phelan JD, Yang Y, Webster DE, Rui L, Kohlhammer H, Nakagawa M, Waldmann TA, Staudt LM.  Regulation of normal B cell differentiation and malignant B cell survival by OCT2Proc Natl Acad Sci 2016 113:E2039-E2046.

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Kuschal C, Botta E, Orioli D, Digiovanna JJ, Seneca S, Keymolen K, Tamura D, Heller E, Khan SG, Caligiuri G, Lanzafame M, Nardo T, Ricotti R, Peverali FA, Stephens R, Zhao Y, Lehmann AR, Baranello L, Levens D, Kraemer KH, Stefanini M. GTF2E2 Mutations Destabilize the General Transcription Factor Complex TFIIE in Individuals with DNA Repair-Proficient Trichothiodystrophy.  Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Apr 7;98(4):627-42.

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Rui L, Drennan AC, Ceribelli M, Zhu F, Wright GW, Xiao W, Grindle KM, Lu L, Hodson DJ, Zhao H, Xu W, Yang Y, Staudt LM.  Epigenetic gene regulation by Janus kinase 1 in diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci, in press, 2016.

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Zhang M, Lykke-Andersen S, Zhu B, Xiao W, Hoskins JW, Jermusyk A, Zhang X, Rost L, Collins I, Jia J, Parikh H, Zhang T, Song L, Zhu B, Zhou W, Matters GL, Kurtz RC, Yeager M, Jensen TH, Brown KM, Bamlet WR, TCGA Research Network, Chanock S, Chatterjee N, Wolpin BM, Smith J, Olson SH, Petersen GM, Shi J, Amundadottir LT. Characterizing cis-regulatory variation in the transcriptome of histologically normal and tumor-derived pancreatic tissues. 2016: Gut

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Bartholdy B, Mukhopadhyay R, Lajugie J, Aladjem MI, Bouhassira EE. Allele-specific analysis of DNA replication origins in mammalian cellsNat Commun.6:7051. 2015.


Schmitz R, Ceribelli M, Pitaluga S, Wright G, and Staudt LM.  Oncogenic mechanisms in Burkitt lymphoma. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 4:1-13.

Yang Y, Schmitz R, Mitala J, Whiting A, Xiao W, Ceribelli M, Wright G, Zhao H, Yang Y, Xu W, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Rimsza LM, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Delabie J, Smeland EB, Braziel RM, Tubbs RR, Cook JR, Weisenburger DD, Chan WC, Wiestner A, Kruhlak MJ, Iwai K, Bernal F, Staudt LM.  Essential role of the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex in lymphoma revealed by rare germline polymorphismsCancer Discovery 2014 4:480-93.

Yudkin D, Hayward B, Aladjem MI, Kumari D, Usdin K. Chromosome fragility and the abnormal replication of the FMR1 locus in Fragile X syndrome. Hum Mol Genet, 23:2940-52. 2014.

Mukhopadhyay R, Lajugie J, Fourel N, Selzer A, Schizas M, Bartholdy B, Mar J, Lin CM, Martin MM, Ryan M, Aladjem MI, Bouhassira EE. Allele-specific genome-wide profiling in human primary erythroblasts reveals replication program organization. PLoS Genetics 10(5): e1004319. 2014.

Hoskins JW, Jia J, Flandez M, Parikh H, Xiao W, Collins I, Emmanuel MA, Ibrahim A, Powell J, Zhang L, Malats N, Bamlet WR, Petersen GM, Real FX, Amundadottir LT. Transcriptome analysis of pancreatic cancer reveals a tumor suppressor function for HNF1ACarcinogenesis 2014; 35(12): 2670-2678.

Yi, Ming; Zhao, Yongmei; Jia, Li; et al. Performance comparison of SNP detection tools with Illumina exome sequencing data-an assessment using both family pedigree information and sample-matched SNP array data. NAR Volume: 42. Issue: 12  Article Number: e101

Muppidi JR, Schmitz R, Green JA, Xiao W, Larsen AB, Braun SE, An J, Xu Y, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Gascoyne RD, Rimsza LM, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Delabie J, Smeland EB, Braziel RM, Tubbs RR, Cook JR, Weisenburger DD, Chan WC, Vaidehi N, Staudt LM*, Cyster JG*.  Loss of signaling via Gα13 in germinal center B cell-derived lymphoma.  Nature 2014 516: 254-8.

Ceribelli M, Kelly P, Shaffer AL, Wright G, Yang Y, Mathews-Griner LA, Guha R, Shinn P, Keller JM, Liu D, Patel PR, Ferrer M, Joshi S, Nerle S, Sandy P, Normant E, Thomas CJ, Staudt LM.  Blockade of oncogenic IkB kinase activity in ABC DLBCL by small molecule BET protein inhibitors.  Proc Natl Acad Sci 2014 111:11365-70.

Nakagawa M, Schmitz R, Xiao W, Goldman CK, Xu W, Yang Y, Yu X, Waldmann TA, Staudt LM.  Gain-of-function CCR4 mutations in adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.  J Exp Med 2014 211:2497-2505.


Xiao W, Tran B, Staudt LM, Schmitz R. High-throughput RNA sequencing in B-cell lymphomas. Methods Mol Biol 2013 971:295-312.

Jia J, Parikh H, Xiao W, Hoskins JW, Pflicke H, Liu X, Collins I, Zhou W, Wang Z, Powell J, Thorgeirsson SS, Rudloff U, Petersen GM, Amundadottir LT.  An integrated transcriptome and epigenome analysis identifies a novel candidate gene for pancreatic cancer. BMC Med Genomics 2013; 6:33.

Fu YP, Kohaar I, Rothman N, Earl J, Figueroa JD, Ye Y, Malats N, Tang W, Liu L, Garcia-Closas M, Muchmore B, Chatterjee N, Tarway M, Kogevinas M, Porter-Gill P, Baris D, Mumy A, Albanes D, Purdue MP, Hutchinson A, Carrato A, Tardón A, Serra C, García-Closas R, Lloreta J, Johnson A, Schwenn M, Karagas MR, Schned A, Diver WR, Gapstur SM, Thun MJ, Virtamo J, Chanock SJ, Fraumeni JF Jr, Silverman DT, Wu X, Real FX, Prokunina-Olsson L. Common genetic variants in the PSCA gene influence gene expression and bladder cancer risk. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Mar 27;109(13):4974-9.

Swaminathan, Sanjay; Hu, Xiaojun; Zheng, Xin; et al. Interleukin-27 treated human macrophages induce the expression of novel microRNAs which may mediate anti-viral properties. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS   Volume: 434   Issue: 2   Pages: 228-234.

Fu H, Maunakea AK, Martin MM, Huang L, Zhang Y, Ryan M, Kim R, Lin CM, Zhao K, Aladjem MI. Methylation of histone H3 on lysine 79 associates with a group of replication origins and helps limit DNA replication once per cell cyclePLoS Genet. 9:e1003542. 2013.

Collaborative Publications 


Snow AL, Xiao W, Stinson JR, Lu W, Chaigne-Delalande B, Zheng L, Pittaluga S, Matthews HF, Schmitz R, Jhavar S, Kuchen S, Kardava L, Wang W, Lamborn IT, Jing H, Raffeld M, Moir S, Fleisher TA, Staudt LM, Su HC, Lenardo MJ.  Congenital B cell lymphocytosis explained by novel germline CARD11 mutations.  J Exp Med 2012 209:2247-61.

Grontved L, Hager GL. Impact of chromatin structure on PR signaling: Transition from local to global analysis. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 357, 30-36.

Li M1, He Y, Dubois W, Wu X, Shi J, Huang J.  Distinct Regulatory Mechanisms and Functions for p53-Activated and p53-Repressed DNA Damage Response Genes in Embryonic Stem Cells, Molecular Cell (2012)

Yang Y, Shaffer AL, Emre NCT, Ceribelli M, Wright G, Xiao W, Powell J, Platig J, Kohlhammer H, Young RM, Zhao H, Yang Y, Xu W, Balasubramanian S, Buggy JJ, Mathews LA, Shinn P, Guha R, Ferrer M, Thomas C, Staudt LM. Exploiting synthetic lethality for the therapy of ABC diffuse large B cell lymphoma.  Cancer Cell 2012 21:723–737.

Koh Y, Wu X, Ferris AL, Matreyek KA, Smith SJ, Lee K, KewalRamani VN, Hughes SH, Engelman A:  Differential effects of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 capsid and cellular factors nucleoporin 153 and ledgf/p75 on the efficiency and specificity of viral DNA integration. Journal of Virology. 2012. 

Wang H, Jurado KA, Wu X, Shun MC, Li X, Ferris AL, Smith SJ, Patel PA, Fuchs JR, Cherepanov P, Kvaratskheila M, Hughes SH, Engelman A: Hrp2 determines the efficiency and specificity of hiv-1 integration in ledgf/p75 knockout cells but does not contribute to the antiviral activity of a potent ledgf/p75-binding site integrase inhibitor. Nucleic acids research. 2012.

Schmitz R, Young RM, Cerribeli M, Jhavar S, Xiao W, Zhang M, Wright G, Shaffer AL, Hodson D, Buras E, Lu X, Powell J, Yang Y, Xu W, Zhao H, Kohlhammer H, Rosenwald A, Kluin P, Muller-Hermelink HK, Ott G, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Rimsza LM, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Delabie J, Smeland EB, Fisher RI , Braziel RM, Tubbs RR, Cook JR, Weisenburger DD, Chan WC, Pittaluga S, Wilson W, Waldmann TA, Rowe M, Mbulaiteye SM, Rickinson AB, Staudt LM.  Pathogenetic mechanisms and therapeutic targets in Burkitt lymphoma from structural and functional genomics. Nature 2012 490:116-20.

Grontved L, Bandle R, John S, Baek S, Chung H-J, Liu Y, Aguilera G, Oberholtzer C, Hager GL, Levens D: Rapid genome-scale mapping of chromatin accessibility in tissue. Epigenetics Chromatin 2012 Jun 26;5(1):10.


Ngo VN, Young RM, Schmitz R, Jhavar S, Xiao W, Lim KH, Kohlhammer H, Xu W, Yang Y, Zhao H, Shaffer AL, Romesser P, Wright G, Powell J, Rosenwald A, Muller-Hermelink HK, Ott G, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Rimsza LM, Campo E, Jaffe ES, Delabie J, Smeland EB, Fisher RI , Braziel RM, Tubbs RR, Cook JR, Weisenburger DD, Chan WC, Staudt LM.  Oncogenically active MYD88 mutations in human lymphomaNature 2011 470:115-119.

Martin MM, Ryan M, Kim R, Zakas AL, Fu H, Lin CM, Reinhold WC, Davis SR, Bilke S, Liu H, Doroshow JH, Reimers MA, Valenzuela MS, Pommier Y, Meltzer PS, Aladjem MI. Genome-wide depletion of replication initiation events in highly transcribed regionsGenome Research 21: 1822-1832.  2011.

CCR Sequencing Facility Presented Posters

Monika Mehta, Parimal Kumar, Vicky Chen, John Bettridge, Yongmei Zhao, Jyoti Shetty, Bao Tran. Single Cell Sequencing at CCR-Sequencing Facility. Molecular Biology in Single Cells Symposium, NCI, April 2018 & NCI Frederick Spring Research Festival, May 2018.

Keyur Talsania, Jack Chen, Tsai-wei Shen, Vicky Chen, Bao Tran, Jack Collins, Yongmei Zhao. Data Analysis for Genome Assembly and Structural Variant Detection. National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research Spring Research Festival at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute, May 2018.

Vicky Chen, Tsai-wei Shen, Keyur Talsania, John Bettridge, Monika Mehta, Michael Kelly, Xiaolin Wu, Bao Tran, Jack Collins, Yongmei Zhao. High throughput Single Cell Transcriptome Sequencing Data Analysis. NIH Single Cell Symposium, April 2018.

Jack Chen, Oksana German, Sujatha Gowda, Yuliya Kriga, Christopher Hautman, Yelena Levin, Monika Mehta, Castle Raley, Jyoti Shetty, Tatyana Smirnova, Heidi Smith, Keyur Talsania, Vicky Chen, Tsai-wei Shen, Yongmei Zhao and Bao Tran. Innovative Sequencing Resources in the CCR Sequencing Facility. March 2018.

Wenming Xiao, Yongmei Zhao. A comprehensive investigation of factors impacting the accuracy of mutation detection using next-generation sequencing technology. 18-A-4219-AACR 2018.

Monika Mehta, Yongmei Zhao, Keyur Talsania, Ashley Walton, Yelena Levin, Jyoti Shetty, Elizabeth Gillanders, Bao Tran, Danielle Carrick. RNA Sequencing from Archived FFPE Tissues. AGBT Meeting, Feb 2018.

Yongmei Zhao, Keyur Talsania, Castle Raley, Monika Mehta, Jyoti Shetty, Yuliya Kriga, Sujatha Gowda, Jack Chen, Carissa Grose, Matthew Drew, Veronica Roberts, Kwong Tai Cheng, Sandra Burkett, Steffen Oeser, Robert Stephens, Daniel Soppet, Jack Collins, Bao Tran, Dominic Esposito. Draft Genome Assembly and Annotation of the Trichoplusia ni Insect Cell Line Tni-FNL. AGBT Conference 2018.

Cristobal Vera, Keyur Talsania, Ashley Walton, Sucheta Godbole, Bao Tran, Jack Collins, Yongmei Zhao. Data Analysis for Structural Variation Detection and Genome Assembly. National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research Spring Research Festival, May 2017.

Keyur Talsania, Sucheta Godbole, Ashley Walton, J. Cristobal Vera, Bao Tran, Jack Collins, Yongmei Zhao. Data Analysis Pipelines for Transcriptome Sequence Analysis. National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research Spring Research Festival, May 2017.

Monika Mehta, Yongmei Zhao, Jyoti Shetty, Castle Raley, Bao Tran. New Advancements in Next-Generation Sequencing Approaches to Address a Variety of Biological Questions. Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) Meeting, Feb 2017.

Keyur Talsania, Sucheta Godbole, J. Cristobal Vera, Thomas Skelly, Jack Chen, Robert Stephens, Jack Collins, Bao Tran, Yongmei Zhao. Bioinformatics Support for Next-Generation Sequencing and Data Analysis at CCR-SF. National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research Spring Research Festival, May 2016.

Brenda Ho, Ashley Walton, Monika Mehta.  Analysis of Illumina library preparation protocols for NGS analysis of FFPE RNA samples in cancer research. NIH Summer Intern Poster Day at NIH Bethesda campus.  July 29th, 2016.    

Monika Mehta, Castle Raley, Yongmei Zhao, Jyoti Shetty, Bao Tran.  New Advances In Studying Cellular RNA By Next-generation Sequencing. Presented at: CCR RNA Biology Workshop at NCI Shady Grove. November 1, 2016.

CCR Sequencing Facility Presented Posters and Seminars

SF seminar Oct 28, 2020 (presentations and video recording)



For questions concerning the Sequencing Facility, proposal submission and funding, and project status, please contact:

Bao Tran

Bao Tran

Laboratory Director

ATRF Room D-3047

Jyoti Shetty

Jyoti Shetty

Illumina Lab Manager

ATRF Room D-3038

Yongmei Zhao

Yongmei Zhao

Bioinformatics Manager

ATRF Room D-3048

Sevilay Turan

Single Cell Production

ATRF Room D-3010

Caroline Fromont

Acting PacBio Lab Manager

ATRF Room D-3039

Oksana German

Illumina QA Specialist

ATRF Room D-3037

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinIon Sequencing

  • Sequencing via nanopore technology enables rapid identification of ultra-long reads, with average yields 0.5 – 10 Gb per flow cell, depending on which application utilizes
  • Read lengths averaging greater than 100,000 bases per molecule, with maximum read lengths > 1,000,000 bases, facilitate genome assembly and mapping of repetitive regions
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