Molecular Quantification Core

Overview of Services

The core offers access to the following instrumentation:  


  • Biorad Digital Droplet PCR (one droplet reader, 5 droplet generator/PCR combos)
    • Scheduling is required for all stations
    • The current charge for the dropelet reading is $1.97 per sample and $2.35 per run/plate
    • Droplet Generators are free to use
  • Azure Sapphire Biomolecular Imager
    • Available on a "first come, first serve" basis through mid-October with no charge for use
    • After October, you will be charged either a flat fee (major users) or a per minute fee (less frequent users)
    • Contact Carol Wilusz or John Anderson for software.
    • Performs Phosphorimaging, Chemiluminescence, RGB and NearIR Fluorescence
    • Scan western blots, gels, plates, slides/sections, phosphor screens
  • Qubit Fluorometer
    • Available on a "first come, first serve" basis
    • No charge for use
  • Agilent 4150 TapeStation
    • Available on a "first come, first serve" basis
    • No charge for use so reagents are not provided (loading tips, tapes, buffers, optical tubes/caps)
    • Training is required before users can schedule/operate equipment
    • Contact Jim Huang for Training


Users provide their own reagents and set up their own assays. The core provides training and equipment maintenance.

Leadership & Staff

Carol Wilusz

MQC Director



John Anderson

Technical Support/Training

970-491-7469 or 970-491-4881

Jim Huang

Technical Support/Training (ddPCR & Agilent TapeStation)

August Luc

Technical Support/Training (ddPCR CVID 130N Location)

Charlotte Avanzi

Technical Support/Training (Agilent TapeStation)

Location and hours of operation

Microbiology Building B406

Mail Drop 1682, Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523


Facility is staffed generally 9-5 and is open 24/7 to trained users with key access.

Institution Webpage


Name Role Phone Email Location
Carol Wilusz
Micro B407
John Anderson
Training and Technical Support
Micro B320/B325
Jim Huang
Training and Technical Support
Micro B429/B410
August Luc
Training and Technical Support
Foothills CVID 130N

Price List

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