Where to Bring Submitted Samples

DNA Sequencing Core Sample Submission

2568 MSRB II

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:30AM - 12:15PM
1:15PM - 4:30 PM

(Closed for Lunch 12:15 to 1:15)

DNA Sequencing Core

Labs and Operations

NCRC Bldg 14 Rm 148

Access through Bldg 18 (egg out front)

LSI Submission Desk

Sample Drop-Off

3266 Life Sciences Institute


Hours: Monday-Friday
1:30PM - 3:30PM

Kraus Natural Science

Sample Drop-Off


830 N. University
Rm 1121


Hours: Monday-Friday
10:00AM - 12:00 Noon

Brehm Tower


Sample Drop-Off


804 Brehm Tower
1000 Wall St.

In the same room as Biomedical Stores

Hours: Monday-Friday
4:00PM - 5:00 PM

Off-campus Investigators: Please read our Mailing Instructions

Street Directions to 2568 MSRB II:

Entering via the front door of the Medical Sciences Research Building II:

  1. From the corner of Huron St. and Washtenaw Avenue, go North on Zina Pitcher Drive until it curves left to become Catherine St.
  2. Just before the intersection with Glen St., turn right onto West Medical Center Drive.
  3. About the second or third drive on the right goes up to the Medical Science Research Buildings I, II and III. The furthest of these is II (oddly enough). Parking may sometimes be found in metered spots along the driveway, or you may need to park in a lot back on Washtenaw.
  4. Enter MSRB II, enter the first door on the left, and go up the elevators to the second floor.
  5. Look for 2568. It's near the distant corner office, 2570.

You may also enter the complex through Medical Science Building II on Catherine:

  1. From the corner of Catherine and Zina Pitcher Place (step 1, above), look for a sunken courtyard just north of Catherine (next to the Taubman Medical Library). Go down the steps.
  2. Enter MSII via a door to the right (the left door goes into Furstenburg Ctr).
  3. Continue along the long North/South hallway until you reach a door marked 'to MSRB Buildings'. Enter.
  4. Go down one flight of stairs, exit from the stairs with two right turns, through another door, then turn right yet again.
  5. Watch for a door on your left marked 'To the BRCF Cores' and follow those signs. You'll be on the second floor of MSRB II.
  6. Look for 2568. It's near the most distant corner, the 2570 suite.

I know this seems unnecessarily complicated. It is. Blame the architects.

Street Directions to 3266 LSI:

From North University Ave. (Exhibit Museums):
  1. There is a pedestrian walkway that starts at the front of the Exhibit Museums.
  2. Follow the sign that says "Pathway to Medical Center" on your left.
  3. Follow the wooden stockade fence the length of the LSI to the public entrance at the east end, closest to Washtenaw Ave.
From the Medical Center:
  1. Take the pedestrian bridge at Zina Pitcher Drive across Washtenaw Ave.
  2. Proceed past the Commons Building (still under construction) to the front door of the LSI.
From Washtenaw Ave:
  1. Take the staircase up from street level to plaza level.
  2. The entrance is immediately on your left.
Wheelchair Access:
    Follow the pedestrian walkway described above to the West end of the building (nearest Dental School) and call 763-1200 to have someone meet you at the door.

Sample Mailing Instructions:

  • Mailing address:
    DNA Sequencing Core
    NCRC B14 Rm122
    2800 Plymouth Rd University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

    If you are a non-University client, you probably will be sending samples via mail or a package delivery service. It is NOT necessary to send samples on dry ice or even wet ice, as long as they are not contaminated with nucleases. We receive many samples via standard (non-express) postal service, and they sequence very well. If you want to be extra careful, you might use an express delivery service, but in our experience, it is not necessary.

    Please note, however, that you should NOT send us lyophilized samples or anything requiring dilution or reconstitution. We can not perform any such custom manipulations.

Thank you for your interest in the DNA Sequencing Core.

Please address any comments, questions, or suggestions to: Dr Robert Lyons (boblyons@umich.edu)
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