The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Stem Cell Core Facility functions as a multi-user shared research facility dedicated to supporting work involving hES and human iPS cells. The core maintains and provides well-characterized human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines and human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines, and provides the physical space, validated reagents and hands on training for scientist to use these pluripotent cells for their research goals. The Core staff has experience carrying out reprogramming experiments and has dedicated space for working with viral vectors. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility is immediately adjacent to the Stem Cell Core to facilitate cell sorting and cytometric analysis studies of stem cell and differentiated cell types.

In addition to providing all the cells, reagents and equipment necessary for stem cell culture, the Core Director and staff provide Salk researchers with individualized training for the culture, differentiation and reprogramming techniques specific to pluripotent human stem cells. They are available for consultation on experimental design, and can assist in getting projects involving hES (or iPS) cells moving quickly.

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