The Molecular Epidemiology Lab provides investigators with laboratory-based research expertise through a collaborative scientific relationship. The lab is supervised by Dr. Christopher Carlson in the Cancer Prevention Program, managed by Sushma Thomas,M.S. The group supports Fred Hutch faculty, as well as their collaborators at other institutions by generating critical lab data, developing and validating molecular assays, performing feasibility studies, and maximizing access to Fred Hutch Shared Resources. The laboratory specializes in three major service areas: custom genotyping/gene expression assays, tumor molecular profiling, and molecular assay development. We also provide biospecimen management logistics and can pilot new technologies.