Service Center

Services Provided by IGBB Staff

In addition to its role as an independent research institute, the IGBB also functions as a multipurpose service center. Specifically, the IGBB provides a series of low-risk "standard" genomics, proteomics, and computational services to MS State scientists and external users. These IGBB Standard Services are performed on a fee-per-service basis. Standard service fees are designed to recover costs (i.e., not make a profit) and are all-inclusive (i.e., contain personnel, reagent, and other direct costs) unless noted otherwise. Indirect costs (45.5% of total direct costs) are charged to external (non-MS State) users, but not to MS State employees. The IGBB's standard services and internal and external user fees are described in our...

Standard services can be requested and inquiries about standard services can be made by contacting one of the IGBB Research Leads.

Use of IGBB Equipment by Individuals Not Employed By the IGBB

If you wish, you can have your trained employees use select equipment at the IGBB Laboratories to advance your research program. "Self-Service Equipment Usage" can be requested by contacting one of the IGBB Research Leads. Note that most instruments require training (see Service Center Catalog) and may have usage fees to offset machine operation costs (e.g., wear and tear, reagent costs, and portion of service contract).

With a few exceptions, we recommend that scientists employ trained IGBB staff members to operate IGBB equipment.  This ensures high quality and prevents investigators from being liable for equipment damage.

A listing of IGBB Service Center items and their prices -- including information and prices for Training and Self-Service Equipment Usage -- is available in our...

NOTE: PIs are asked to consider whether the participation of an IGBB employee in a project merits that employee's inclusion as a co-author on a resulting manuscript(s). The decision ultimately lies with the PI. However, the IGBB encourages IGBB staff and faculty involved in Proposal Partnerships and Experts for Hire to discuss/negotiate co-authorship with PIs before starting work on a project.
Fellows & Affiliates Spotlight
Florencia Meyer
Dr. Florencia Meyer
Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology
IGBB Affiliate
(662) 325-7734
Lauren Priddy
Dr. Lauren Priddy
Assistant Professor
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
IGBB Affiliate
(662) 325-5988

Employee Spotlight

Natalie Young
Research Administrator
(662) 325-3670

The IGBB is supported, in part, by the following units:

The IGBB is an HPC² member center.