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Genome Editing, Transgenic and Virus (GETV) Core (Genomics / Genome Analysis and Technologies)

University of Pittsburgh

Magee-Womens Research Institute

204 Craft Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States

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Primary Contacts:

Jennifer Orwig


Yi Sheng


Last Updated: 03/26/2024

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Facility Details

MWRI’s Genome Editing, Transgenic, and Virus (GETV) Core Facility provides leadership, technical expertise, advice, and training for investigators both within and outside the University of Pittsburgh community. The core is comprised of three functional sections:

Molecular cloning (plasmid, virus, CRISPR/Cas9)
Viral vectors (lentivirus, adenovirus, adeno-associated virus)
Animal services (transgenic, knockout, cryopreservation, re-derivation, and more)

Services offered:

Assistance for generating recombinant plasmids

Design and implementation of CRISPR/Cas9 technology for in vivo and in vitro work

Mouse and rat transgenesis, including transgenic and knockout/knockdown techniques using pronuclear injection, ES cell injection/chimera, and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing

Production of lentivirus, adenovirus, and adeno-associated virus vectors

Additional animal testing and procedures: teratoma and chimera testing to validate putative pluripotent stem cell lines, cryopreserve or re-derive of valuable transgenic lines (sperm or embryos)

GETV services are approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the recombinant DNA committee, and the environmental health and safety office of the University of Pittsburgh

Facility Policies

Services are offerred outside of University of Pittsburgh

Consulting is not offerred outside of University of Pittsburgh