Van Andel Institute uses cytogenetics and molecular genetics to identify structural and numerical chromosomal aberrations associated with mammalian disease. Cytogenetics team members are experts in the processing and analysis of a wide variety of cell types and tumor samples including spleen tissue, mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells, adult induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, blood, tumor cell lines, solid tumors, and more. Specific services include chromosome breakage studies and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

VAI’s facility is equipped with a SpectraCube interferometry-based multispectral digital camera along with Applied Spectral Imaging workstations used for state-of-the-art cytogenetic analysis and the generation of high-resolution images. The team takes pride in providing detail-oriented and comprehensive results to the Institute’s investigators

The Cytogenetics team can provide high-quality images for publications upon request. Please acknowledge the team’s contribution as follows or in a similar fashion: We thank the Cytogenetics team at Van Andel Institute for cytogenetic analysis.

At this time, VAI’s Cytogenetics services are only available to internal users and their collaborators. Certified internal users should login to CrossLab and schedule service times through the system. For questions, please email genomics@vai.org.