Core Facilities

Cellular Therapy Core

The Cellular Therapy Core (CTC) enables the translation, scale-up, and validation of promising new therapeutic technologies developed by scientists and/or physicians at a preclinical level, into clinical-grade processes that can be used to manufacture cell-based and/or tissue engineered and/or combination products for clinical applications. It consists of The Judith R. Hoffberger Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory, located on the 6th floor of the Medical School Building (MSB), and The Evelyn H. Griffin Stem Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory, located on the 6th floor of the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB), two state-of-the-art CLIA- and FDA-registered facilities accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), designed and engineered to comply with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Good Tissue Practice (cGTP) of the FDA.

Flow Cytometry Lab

The Flow Cytometry Laboratory offers experimental design, protocol development, assistance in running samples, and analytical assistance.  We currently have a six color BD LSR II flow cytometer.  We are located in the UT-Medical School Building room 5.255.  Our hours of operations are from 8am-5pm M-F for Operator assited needs but are closed on campus holidays.

Microscopy Lab

The Microscopy Laboratory has wide-field microscopy capabilities.  Specimens can be imaged by either transmitted light or epi-fluorescence.  The core also has software for post-acquisition processing and analysis, as well as 3-D reconstruction of z-stack images. Core personnel are available to assist you in instrument setup and analysis. Training is also available for investigators wishing to work independently.

Rapid Prototyping Resources

We have the following resources within our department:  Rapid Prototyping Resources such as 3DSystems HiQ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D fabrication, Minitech CNC machining, Electronics Fabrication as well as many other tools and resources.

Stem Cell Core Facility

The following adult stem cells can be isolated in our laboratory

  1. Bone-marrow derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (Rat, Mouse)
  2. Bone-marrow derived Multipotent Adult Progenitor Cells (Rat, Mouse)