Protein and Nucleic Acid (PAN) Facility

About PAN

The Protein and Nucleic Acid (PAN) facility’s mission is to be adaptable and responsive to the changing needs of biomedical research by providing the Stanford scientific community continued access to key research tools and applications in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The facility offers a diverse array of instrumentation and technical capabilities in molecular genetics and protein analytics with the goal of enhancing research projects and the quality of their publications.  

The advancement and expansion of the PAN facility’s services, since its inception in 1989, is the result of a conscious effort to diversity services to support the increasing array of different research programs. PAN is a participating member of the Stanford Cancer Institute supporting cancer research and a designated Cancer Center facility for two of its core services: Gene Expression and Single Cell Genomics.

Core Services


Gene Expression Analysis

  • Microarrays
  • Real-time PCR
  • Pyrosequencing
  • Nucleic Acid QC


Single Cell Genomics

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

DNA Sequencing



Oligonucleotide Synthesis

Protein Sequencing

Peptide Synthesis

Protein Identification

Mass Spectrometry

Biomolecular Interaction Analysis (Surface Plasmon Resonance)



Michael Eckart, Ph.D.