The Stem Cell Core was established in 2016 to facilitate inducible pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) research for faculty at UVa. iPSC technology is an ideal in vitro model system to study disease etiology and has the potential for use in drug screening.

Currently the Stem Cell Core offers as a service:

  • Fibroblast isolation from skin biopsy
  • Human cell reprogramming and iPSC characterization
  • iPSC expansion, banking and distribution
  • Differentiation to neural progenitor cells, lymphatic endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes
  • Project development for new differentiation protocols
  • Lonza 4D Nucleofection
  • Cell Microsystem CellRaft Air single cell sorter and isolation system
  • Consultation for stem cell-related research
  • Training