Pluripotent Stem Cell Core
In 2011, Georgia Tech established a human pluripotent stem cell core
facility. The emphasis of the core facility is to serve as a local resource for the Georgia Tech community to facilitate research with human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells by providing samples of stem cells and differentiated cells for preliminary studies, as well as hands-on training, technical support and consultation for researchers and laboratories seeking to work with human pluripotent stem cells. The core facility also serves as a vehicle to foster inter-institutional collaborations with other leading stem cell scientists in the state of Georgia so as to expand stem cell research accross the state.
The Human Pluripotent Stem Cell core facility occupies ~350 total square feet of laboratory space and is fully-equipped for stem cell culture and the creation of induced pluripotent stem cells. The space is intended to serve as a primary local repository for pluripotent human stem cell lines, as well as provide cell samples and training to interested investigators. The core lab houses a standard 4-foot Thermo-Forma biological safety cabinet and a 6-foot custom-modified Thermo-Forma HeraSafe biological safety cabinet which can house an internal stereomicroscope or inverted microscope. A dual stacked 240I copper-lined Heraeus CO2 incubator and a dual stacked 150L copper-lined Heraeus CO2 incubator are used for human pluripotent stem cell culture. Additional pieces of equipment include a Leica M165 FC fluorescence microscope, a Beckman Z2 series Coulter counter and an Accuri C6 flow cytometer.
Location: BME Second Floor
Contact: Marissa Cooke 404.385.5032