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Molecular Imaging Center


The High-Throughput Screening Core is the combination of two former screening cores, and represents a collaboration between the Siteman Cancer Center and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. This resource is available to the entire Washington University community. We provide plate-based assay services, screening resources, expertise, automation and libraries for both siRNA and small-molecule compound libraries suitable for cell-based and biochemical assays.

Our services

  • Experienced personnel work closely with researchers to develop and perform screens with siRNA or small molecules Support for any research that may benefit from automation.
  • Access to instrumentation, including liquid-handling, plate readers, and high-content microscopy - individual instruments may be used offline for smaller studies
  • Access to a compound collection of ~150,000 chemicals. A variety of sources and activities provides the capacity to screen relatively small bioactive libraries to develop assays or for proof-of-concept data, as well as for screening much larger libraries
  • Access to siRNA collections, including Human Phosphatase, Kinase, Druggable Genome, Whole Genome, and Human and Mouse E3-ligase.
  • Assay development (cell-based or biochemical)
  • Provide access and training on instrumentation
  • Library screening (internal library or external sources) and data analysis
  • Provide access to the compound libraries: (ICCB known bioactives, NCI diversity set, Maybridge Hit finder, Microsource Spectrum Collection, Chembridge Microformats, Microsource Pharmakon)
  • Plate readers, washers, dispensers, and liquid-handlers may be used offline to support any project that may benefit from automation 

Director - John Cooper

Scientific Director - Maxene Ilagan


        Maxene Ilagan
        E-mail: ilaganmg@wustl.edu
        Phone: (314) 362-4445
        Location: 2nd Floor Cancer Research Building