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Stem Cell Culture, Banking and Training

Ivanna Ihnatovych

Researchers at UB, including Ivanna Ihnatovych, use our facility for innovative studies. Our services include training courses on stem cell culture and consultation on the differentiation of stem cells to cell types.

We maintain and bank stem cells and provide stem cells and training to researchers interested in using them in their projects.

Our facility offers:

  • feeder cell isolation and propagation
  • expansion and banking of stem cell lines and culturing of stem cells; provision of pluripotent stem cells to investigators
  • consultation on the differentiation of stem cells to particular cell types
  • short training courses on stem cell culture for UB and other investigators
  • hoods, incubators and certified reagents for stem cell culturing by investigators

We are also working on the development of:

  • Western New York bio-bank for schizophrenia induced pluripotent stem cells
  • gene editing protocols for stem cells (CRISPR/Cas)
  • brain organoid cultures from stem cells

Location

416 Biomedical Research Building

Contact Information

Co-Director

Stachowiak, Michal

Michal Stachowiak, PhD

Professor, Director Molec. and Structural Neurobiol. Gene Therapy Prog. Director Stem Cell SCEF

428 Biomedical Research Building, 206 Farber Hall (Main office) Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3540; Fax: 716-829-2911

Email: mks4@buffalo.edu

Co-Director

Gronostajski, Richard

Richard Gronostajski, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry; Director of the Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program; Director, Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Cetner (WNYSTEM)

Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Room 3-303 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3471; Fax: (716) 849-6655

Email: rgron@buffalo.edu

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Barbara Birkaya, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (716) 829-5210

Email: bbirkaya@buffalo.edu