Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine
Department of Developmental Biology

Washington University Cores

The Core Research Facilities and Resources website helps investigators identify Washington University Core Facilities with services, expertise, or equipment that will enhance their research projects.

To access the university's cores, click here.

Below are some of the frequently used cores.

Center for High Performance Computing

CHPC provides access to high performance computing resources, a broad spectrum of scientific computing software, and expert support to help faculty make use of deep computing resources. Usage is free to all faculty of Washington University.

Flow Cytometry and Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting

The Flow Cytometry Core provides investigators with instrumentation and support for cell sorting as well as acquisition and analysis of flow cytometry data.

Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC)

The Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC) provides DNA/RNA analysis resources for researchers at Washington University and beyond. We currently provide NextGen sequencing (2 illumina HiSeq2000s), microarray (all formats) and quantitative PCR.

High Throughput Screening Core

This core enables small molecule screens to identify agonists/antagonist of biologically/pathologically interesting proteins and perform sub- or genome-wide siRNA screens in live cell functional assays.

Hope Center Animal Surgery Cores

The Hope Center Animal Surgery Core provides technical support and conducts experiments employing rodent models of neurological diseases.

Hope Center Viral Vectors Core

The Hope Center Viral Vectors core provides lentiviral and AAV viral vectors for research applications. The Core provides traning and advice on vector usage and design and both small and large scale vector preprations.

Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Core

The hESC Core provides facilities, reagents, and resources for hESC use, data collection, and training.

Mouse Genetics Core

The Mission of the Mouse Genetics Core (MGC) is to provide a cost-effective method for generating and maintaining genetically altered mice for the entire Washington University research community.

Tissue Culture Support Center

We maintain a stockroom offering approximately 1500 commonly used lab consumables from more than 20 vendors which are available to the research community at a discount. Same day pickup or delivery is available for most products. We also provide basic tissue culture services and training in stem cell technology. We offer long-term cell storage, mycoplasma testing and provide access to various technologies requiring specialized equipment such as Amaxa's 4D Nucleofection device and Seahorse Bioscience's XF technology.


Upcoming Events

Apr 23

Mary Baylies, Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Biology Seminar Series

Sloan Kettering Institute 12:00 pm, Needleman Library

Apr 25


Development and Regenerative Biology / Cell-Cell Interactions in Cancer Research Forum (Wednesday)

May 2


Development and Regenerative Biology / Cell-Cell Interactions in Cancer Research Forum (Wednesday)

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Faculty News

  • Dr. Helen McNeill’s January 2018 Publication

    Congratulations to Dr. Helen McNeill's Lab on their recent publication! Reciprocal Spatiotemporally Controlled Apoptosis Regulates Wolffian Duct Cloaca Fusion. Hoshi M, Reginensi A, Joens…

  • Dr. Kristen Kroll’s December 2018 Publication

    Congratulations Dr. Kristen Kroll's Lab on their new publication. Regulatory networks specifying cortical interneurons from human embryonic stem cells reveal roles for CHD2 in…

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