The Cell Culture and Tissue Core Lab

The Cell Culture and Tissue Core Lab provides fibroblast cell cultures, immortalized lymphoblast lines, mononuclear cell isolation and processing, as well as new tissue and cell culture services.

The Cell Culture and Tissue Core Lab provides the following services:

  • DNA Isolation
    • Whole blood
    • Frozen whole blood
    • Cultured cells
    • Spit kits (saliva swabs for infants)
    • Buccal swabs
    • Mouthwash
    • Blood collection cards
    • Solid tissue (umbilical cords, paraffin blocks)
  • EBV Lymphocyte Transformation – Lymphocyte transformation, culture, and cryopreservation
    • Lymphocyte collection and freezing
    • Transformation of cryopreserved lymphocytes
  • Fibroblast culture and cryopreservation
  • Specialized Cell Isolation
    • Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs)
    • Urinary Leukocytes
    • Primary cell culture from tissue

New tissue and cell culture services (e.g., human adipose and adipocytes) are in development as part of collaboration with PENN’s Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM).