VUMC VANTAGE (Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics)

Overview of Services

VANTAGE is a genomics core laboratory consolidation initiated by an $8.6 million ARRA funded NIH grant award to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with an overall goal of creating a new collaborative  [VANTAGE] shared resource that accelerates discovery in genome sciences and personalized medicine, providing state-of-the art research shared resource facilities and technology.

VANTAGE is a one-stop genomics research resource, including: Illumina genotyping, DNA extraction and banking, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) among many other specialized services.  


Scientific Director: Simon Mallal, MBBS

Associate Director, Microbial Genetics: Suman Das, Ph.D.

Managers: Karen Beeri, MS Phone: (615) 343-2607 (Genotyping and Biobanking)

                  Angela Jones, MS Phone: (615)-875-9524 (Next Generation Sequencing)

For all service line-related questions, please email


 Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday  8 AM to 5 PM


Sample drop-off room (available 24/7)



T0101 MCN & S0102 MCN


 S0101 MCN 



Campus Map

VANTAGE is located on the basement level in Medical Center North. This space is located immediately north of the Post Office, at the intersection of the S and B corridors.

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Links and Resources


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.