Cell Biology Laboratories
The mission of the Cell Biology Laboratories is to provide state of the art research environment for both understanding biological processes at the cellular level and to stimulate the development of cell biology technologies including new therapies and cell based products. The research interests of Cell Biology Laboratories includes neuroscience, genetic neurological diseases, stem cell research, therapies of neurological disorders, cancer therapies and cancer cellular models.
The Laboratories contain high quality animal and human cell grow equipment including CO2 incubators, sterile hoods, fluorescent upright and inverted microscopes, dissecting microse. A true highlight of our facilities is a cluster of cleanrooms containing eukaryotic cell bioreactors for producing clinical grade cell biology products. The laboratories is able to conducted research in variety of cellular models such as tumor cell lines, human and animal primary cells, neuronal cells, stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. The neighboring animal facility is able to provide tissues to isolate desired primary cell cultures. Pure populations of cells can be isolated and analyzed using fluorescence-activated cell sorting (S3TM Cell Sorter, Bio-R ad). The laboratories contains cell bio-banking facility to store cells and tissues in liquid nitrogen. The laboratories are equipped to analyze cell populations by immunofluorescence, histology and molecular methods using FACS technology and microplate reader with different applications (luminescence, fluorescence and absorbance). The laboratories have access to confocal and electron microscopy facility.