Tissue Culture CoreThe Tissue Culture Core provides cells for research use within the department, as well as for distribution to other facilities. The core obtains hMSC’s from bone marrow donor samples and expands these cells for research use. The hMSC’s are also characterized for bone, fat and cartilage differentiation, and are stored on site for use.
The Tissue Culture Core also handles the expansion and characterization of mouse and rat MSC’s. The animal cells are cultured in a separate area, and never interact with human derived cells. We also have a supply of hMSC’s marked with GFP+, Mito Red and Mito Blue available.
The facility is comprised of a series of sterile suites with multiple Biological Safety Cabinets and sterile incubators. The Tissue Culture scope is a Nikon Eclipse TE200 and is in JBJ Room 665 (tissue culture suite). Please give a completed IT to lab personnel at the time of use.