Westcore Wildlife Forensics

WestCore History



The Western South Dakota DNA Core Facility (WestCore) was established in 2003 as part of the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD-BRIN). We complement the Proteomics and Genomics BRIN core facilities.

Our primary services include DNA sequencing, genotyping, marker developing, library construction, Wildlife Forensic Testing and Bison testing. Priority is given to SD-BRIN/INBRE research, but services are also provided to non-BRIN/INBRE university researchers as well as government agencies and some private organizations.

Westcore is a fully staffed laboratory with automated DNA instrumentation, and has a federally approved quality management plan.


Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University
Life Science Laboratory 113
1200 University Ave, Unit 9053
Spearfish, SD 57799
(605) 642-6854