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UMICH Vector Core

 

Overview of Services

 

About Us:

 

The Vector Core produces biological products (gene transfer vectors) that facilitate the transfer of specific genes into either normal or aberrant cells. The Vector Core also provides intellectual and technical advice to researchers regarding the optimal use of these systems. Gene transfer vectors require special handling precautions, and manufacturing systems that lend themselves to a core structure that optimizes efficiencies of scale and cost to the research community.

 

The specific objectives of the Vector Core are to:

 

  1. Provide a Core laboratory for the construction, purification and characterization of recombinant vectors containing genes relevant to the study of disease models for use as in vitro and in vivo gene transfer reagents. These systems include both non-viral (expression plasmid) and viral (recombinant lentivirus, recombinant retrovirus, and recombinant adenovirus) technologies;
  2. Collaborate closely with researchers to ensure the Vector Core provides the platforms our customers require, and to institute the use of new technologies;
  3. Maintain qualified staff and provide high quality, cost effective products to our researchers.

 

 

Leadership

 

Thomas Lanigan

Email: lanigant@umich.edu

Phone: 734-764-5201

 

 

Getting Started

 

  • UMICH Users, register for a new account using the link in the upper right hand corner, or click here.
  • Outside Users, register for a new account using the link in the upper right hand corner, or click here.
  • Login with your approved credentials in the upper right hand corner.

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours

 

Location

 

Monday - Friday                                   

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

C550 Medical Science Research Building II

1150 West Medical Center Drive

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Links and Resources

  1. https://brcf.medicine.umich.edu/cores/vector/

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Thomas Lanigan
Supervisor
 
734-764-5201
 
lanigant@umich.edu
 
C570 MSRB2
 
Tonya Kopas
Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate
 
734-647-1351
 
tonyalo@umich.edu
 
C550 MSRB2
 
Huira Kopera
Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate
 
734-647-1351
 
chongh@umich.edu
 
C550 MSRB2
 
Marina Kemelman
Research Laboratory Specialist Intermediate
 
734-647-1351
 
mkemelma@umich.edu
 
C550 MSRB2
 

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