Core Facilities

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.

Some core facilities serving the Jacobs School are closed

Core directors and staff are available for questions via phone and email regarding experiment design, protocols and data analysis.

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

This core facility is one of four stem cell research facilities maintained by WNYSTEM.


Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Suite 3120
Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Contact Information


Stachowiak, Michal

Michal Stachowiak, PhD

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

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main St, Third floor Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3540; Fax: 716-829-2725



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 Center (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