About Us


Dr. Katia Sol-Church ks5uq@virginia.edu (434.924.9953), office,  Medical School Building (OMS) room 4778A*

Dr. Yongde Bao yb8d@virginia.edu  (434.924.2553), Pinn Hall room 1044

Alyson Prorock  ajp7x@virginia.edu (434.243.9689), Pinn Hall room 1076

Meet the Team

Katia Sol-Church, PhD., is the Director of the GATC.  She is a Research Professor in the Department of Pathology, with 17 years’ experience in core operation.  Dr. Sol-Church has a long-standing record of successful collaborative research with clinicians and scientists, including early career scientists, leading to the publication of more than 60 peer reviewed articles.  She is a recognized leader in the core community for her work in support of research rigor and reproducibility and core sharing and sustainability.   Dr. Sol-Church will work closely with the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Yuh Hwa Wang and Director of Research Infrastructure, Dr. Jay Fox to enhance the core NGS capabilities and develop the core as a scientific resource for UVA investigators.

Yongde Bao, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Research with expertise in analytical chemistry and Biotechnology including bioinformatics analysis of gene expression and NGS data set.  Dr. Bao is a veteran in the lab with 22 years of experience in core operation.  He has served as the DNA Sciences Core Director and was instrumental in establishing the first core NGS services at UVA. He has been active with the core community as a research group member, notably with the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.   He is also ad hoc editor/reviewer for a number of biotechnical journals. Dr. Bao leads the daily operation of the GATC sequencing facility located in room 1044.

 Alyson Prorock, M.S., brings to the core a unique set of skills due to her undergraduate training in process engineering and her graduate training in biomedical engineering.  Ms. Prorock leads the daily operation of the GATC preparative lab located in room 1076, as well as run the single cell RNASeq pipeline for the core.  Her primary responsibility is to execute new workflow for NGS library preparation, support the sequencing core and facilitate iLab access.

Core Advisory Committee

Yuh-Hwa Wang, PhD (GATC Faculty Advisor)
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

John S Lazo, PhD

Mani S Mahadevan, MD

Jay W Fox, PhD
Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
Director of Research Infrastructure

Mazhar Adli, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Jeffrey S. Smith, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Jason A. Papin, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Kodi S. Ravichandran, PhD
Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology

GATC Location

map showing GATC

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The GATC facilities are located in Pinn Hall.
The preparative and technology section is in room 1076.
NGS and data analysis section is in room 1044.

For directions to Pinn Hall, click the map to the right or use the University of Virginia interactive map: search for Pinn Hall

Shipping address

Genome Analysis and Technology Core,
Pinn Hall loading dock,
University of Virginia Health System,
1340 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Mailing address

Genome Analysis and Technolgoy Core
Office of Research Core Administration.
University of Virginia Health System,
P.O. Box 800741,
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0741

Go to the lobby of the West Complex.
Go to the right of the front desk, and turn right to follow the sign to the Medical School Auditorium.
After passing through a doorway with a sign to the Medical School Auditorium, look on your left for an elevator labeled OMS elevator 3; you are now in the Medical School Building, commonly known as the Old Medical School.
Take the elevator or nearby stairs to 4th floor.
Turn left out of the elevator and go to the 4th door on your left.