Single Cell Technology Core

Overview of Services

The Single Cell Biology Service Core handles fresh frozen, fixed frozen and FFPE tissue sections, and single cell or single nuclei suspensions. We will prepare samples for assays and provide convenient, detailed reports on processed data. Current technologies include:

  • 10x Genomics 
  • Akoya Biosciences CODEX (Spatial proteomics)
  • NanoString GeoMx (Spatial Transcriptomics)

For library sequencing, we have an Illumina NextSeq 2000 and access to a NovaSeq 6000.

The Core is part of the Center for Single Cell Biology which drives scientific discovery and advancement of pediatric patient care by harnessing the power of single-cell technologies.

Leadership & Staff

Mei Zhang, PhD | Technical Director 


Kai Tan, PhD | Faculty Director


Deanne M. Taylor, PhD | Faculty Co-Director


Xiaoxu Yang, MS | Research Assistant

David Smith, PhD | Bioinformatics Scientist

Arta Seyedian, BS | Bioinformatics Scientist

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Core operation time:

Monday-Firday: 9:00am-5:00pm         

Sample drop-off time:

10x single cell sample:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm

GeoMx sample:

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm


Colket Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Ctr Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Links and Resources

  1. Center for Single Cell Biology


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mei Zhang
Technical Director