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Tissue Culture Support Center
Director(s): Dr. J. Milbrandt
Contact: Teri R. Davidson
Phone: 314-362-3622
Email: tissueculturecenter@genetics.wustl.edu
Campus: Medical Campus Campus Box: 8044
School/Unit: Medicine
Academic Department: Genetics
*Please contact this Core directly for physical location
Core Location
Building Name: Biotechnology Building
Room Number: G35 Lab, G25 Stockroom
Core Summary
We maintain a stockroom offering approximately 1500 commonly used lab consumables from more than 30 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. We offer long-term cell storage, mycoplasma testing and provide access to various technologies requiring specialized equipments such as Axion's Maestro MEA device and Seahorse Bioscience's XF technology.
Service available to:
All entities, including for-profit organizations

Priority service for:
No distinctions

Additional Information:
We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-6:30pm, excluding holidays.

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Core Details

Training is provided by the core technical staff for the Seahorse Biosciences XF96 Flux Analyzer. Training includes experimental design and execution and analysis of data.  An Axion Biosystems Maestro MEA device is also available for use by investigators.

In the Cell Culture Laboratory we perform basic cell culturing services for researchers.   We routinely thaw, grow, maintain, expand, freeze, mycoplasma test and store cell cultures for laboratories.  We’re equipped to grow both adherent and non-adherent cells to a researcher’s required growth point, in amounts from a single dish to multi-liter harvests.  We work closely with your lab to assure your cells are ready for use at the required time.  A variety of commonly used cell lines are available for sale to researchers.  We also maintain a long-term cell storage facility, utilizing a liquid nitrogen jacketed -180°C freezer.  Liquid nitrogen storage is also available.

In the Stockroom section of our facility we routinely stock approximately 1500 commonly used lab consumables including cell culture media, supplements, items for PCR, modifying reagents, electrophoresis products, etc.  Special ordering for non-stocked items is available.  We carry items from the following vendors:  Acrobiosystems, Agilent Technologies (Stratagene, Seahorse Bioscience), Antibody Research Corp., Bioline, Bio-Rad, Cell Signaling Technol., Clontech/Takara, DNA Polymerase Technologies, Eppendorf, EZ BioResearch, Fisher Scientific (CellGro, Millipore, Promega), G Biosciences, Gold Biotechnol., Greiner, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), Intact Genomics, ISC BioExpress, Kapa Biosystems, LabSource, Lamda Biotech, Leinco Technol., Life Technologies (Applied Biosystems,Gibco, Invitrogen), Lonza, Mayflower Biosci., Med Cal Pipette Svcs., Microflex, Midwest Scientific, Mirus Bio., New England BioLabs, Qiagen, Santa Cruz Biotechnology, SGI-DNA, Sigma Aldrich, Taylor Scientific, USA Scientific, and VWR Scientific. 

We also maintain multiple “satellite” supply centers scattered across the Medical school campus for several vendors, including Promega, and Sigma Aldrich.  These sites allow for after hours and weekend pickup of consumables.  Many items are available at a significant discount without associated shipping and handling charges.  In our efforts to fully service the Washington University research community we attempt to stay adaptable to changes taking place on campus so we can continue to provide top quality products and services to researchers.  Therefore, new products and vendors are added if there is enough interest on campus. No PO number is necessary at the time of purchase.  Researchers are billed monthly via the electronic AIS system or by hardcopy.


  • Training in Seahorse Bioscience XF technology; Availability of Axion Biosystems Maestro MEA device, Cell culturing; Mycoplasma testing; Long-term cell storage; Discounted lab supplies available for same day pickup; Special ordering from many vendors; Delivery service; Satellite supply centers scattered across campus.

  • Seahorse Biosciences XF96 Flux Analyzer; Axion Biosystems Maestro MEA device, Ultra-cold freezer; Tissue culture hoods; Tissue culture incubators.
Pricing - subject to verification from the Core Facility.
Email tissueculturecenter@genetics.wustl.edu to request catalog

Additional Keywords
Seahorse Bioscience XF analyzers, Axion Maestro MEA device, lab supplies, cell culture, cell storage, mycoplasma testing