Single Cell Technology Core

Overview of Services

The Single Cell Biology Service Core offers services for single cell sequencing and spatial biology. We will prepare samples for assays and provide convenient, detailed reports on processed data. Current technologies include:

  • 10x Genomics Chromium, Visium, Xenium
  • NanoString GeoMx DSP
  • Vizgen Merfish

We partner with the CHOP HTS core for library sequencing and with the CHOP Pathology core for sample preparation in support of spatial biology services.

The Core is part of the Center for Single Cell Biology, we thrive to drive 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

Aliza Yousey, BS | Research Assistant

David Smith, PhD | 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



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