Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility (BB SRF)

Overview of Services

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility (BB SRF) is one of the NCI CCSG-funded Shared Resource Facilities of the Markey Cancer Center (MCC). It is a cancer center-managed shared resource and continues to play a key role in providing scientific and statistical input for Markey investigators across the basic science (Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling [CS] and Redox Injury and Repair [RR]), clinical (Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics [DT]) and population (Cancer Prevention and Control [CP]) research programs. 

For detailed information on services offered, please visit

Begin Using BB SRF Services

To start using BB SRF services, you first need to register for an iLab account. This one-time registration will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress. Once your account has been accepted, assigned to a principal investigator and assigned a fund number, you can submit requests and/or place orders and schedule equipment time.

If you are a principal investigator, you may also receive email requests from researchers wishing to join your group. The request email will contain specific instructions on how to approve the request.

To register for an account:

  1. In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, select the “Login” icon.
  2. Login using your institution credentials (if you are at the University of Kentucky, this is your LinkBlue ID and password). If you are not a UK user and do not have an iLab account, you will need to register for an iLab account.
  3. Upon successful authentication, you will be prompted to select your PI/lab from the pull-down list and provide your phone number.
  4. Submit the completed registration form. Submission will notify your PI of your lab membership request.
  5. You will be sent an email with basic instructions on using the system at this time. However, you will not be able to place orders with your new account until your PI has approved your lab membership request. 

Once your account is set up, if you have questions about creating a service request in iLab or using any of the iLab tools, please contact either Dr. Heidi L. Weiss ( or Stacey Slone, MS ( 

Acknowledging a Resource in Your Research

Markey Cancer Center Shared Resources are supported primarily by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute (P30 CA177558). Additional support may be provided from other sources, such as chargeback systems, institutional funding and/or other grants. CCSG support allows our shared resource facilities to provide benefits to cancer center members, such as ensured access to services or subsidies to user rates.

Please use the following statement to acknowledge Markey Cancer Center Shared Resources
 in your research papers, publications and grant applications. (Note: Please also consider including the names of individuals from the shared resources if they provided any intellectual input or additional effort, in consultation with Markey Shared Resource directors.)

“This research was supported by the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center (P30CA177558).”



Professor Heidi L. Weiss


Chief and Professor Brent J. Shelton 


Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Roach Building, 4th Floor
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0293


Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Heidi L. Weiss
Roach CC448
Brent J. Shelton
Faculty Biostatistician
Harrodsburg A230
Chi Wang
Technical Director for Bioinformatics, Faculty Biostatistician
Roach CC433
Emily Dressler
Faculty Biostatistician
Roach CC437
Bin Huang
Faculty Biostatistician
Harrodsburg A230
Li Chen
Faculty Biostatistician
Roach CC425
Jinze Liu
Faculty Bioinformatician
Roach CC440
Hunter Moseley
Faculty Bioinformatician
Roach CC436
Jinpeng Liu
Bioinformatics Analyst
Roach CC441
Stacey Slone
MS Statistician
Roach CC440
Todd Weiss
MS Statistical Programmer
Roach CC448
Andrew Shearer
Statistical Programmer
Harrodsburg A230