Su-Chun Zhang, Director
Anita Bhattacharyya, Co-director
Cell reprogramming from biopsy tissue, fibroblasts or blood samples will be carried out by the induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) service of the Waisman Center Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (WC CMN) Core under the direction of Dr. Su-Chun Zhang. Since 2009 the iPSC (induced Pluripotent Stem Cell) service has generated over 30 iPS cell lines from diseased and control individuals. The Waisman Center and WiCell Research Institute, Inc. offer a collaborative service to derive and characterize induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines solely for the benefit of researchers engaged in stem cell research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. WiCell will expand and characterize iPSC generated by Waisman iPSC service. The added value for UW researchers using this collaborative iPSC service include 1) better, more rigorous characterization of iPSCs, 2) expansion of cells for distribution, and 3) distribution of iPSCs at no additional cost.