About the Core Facility

Established in August 2009, the Stem Cell and Transgenic Core Facility is located in the Veterinary Research Tower T9-010.  The Core’s faculty Director is John Schimenti (Professor, Biomedical Sciences), and it is staffed by Christian Abratte and Robert Munroe. 

The goal of the iPS Core is to provide researchers at Cornell and NY State with a resource for the generation and utilization of ES cells, iPS cells, genetically-modified mice (transgenic, knockout, and genome-edited), cryopreservation, and rederivation of mouse strains. To this end, the Facility offers many services on a partial cost recovery basis for NY researchers, and full cost recovery for out-of-state customers. The Core also provides training in all our methodologies, and distributes reagents for stem cell and transgenic-related work such as CRISPR plasmids. 

Specific services and fees are described by navigating to the relevant pages listed above right.

The Stem Cell and Transgenic Facility constitutes one arm of a NYSTEM-funded “Cornell Stem Cell Modeling and Phenotyping Core.” The other two arms are: 1) Stem Cell Pathology Unit led by Alex Nikitin, and 2) Stem Cell Optical Imaging unit, led by Warren Zipfel.  We urge investigators to consult with all three units while still in the design stages of a project involving mouse model generation and analysis.

 


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For  information email:  Chris Abratte