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Molecular Core
Currently in progress at the core facility is a virology project to optimize an in vivo protocol for gene manipulation. The project focuses on using the baculovirus system to knockdown or over express different genes in the rat brain. This is a promising technique for in vivo gene manipulation that have minimum side effects on the animal subjects. Establishing this protocol will provide a great resource for investigators towards successful and productive research in this fast growing field.


About the Molecular and Cellular Core Facility

The Molecular and Cellular Core is a shared facility available to investigators within the Department of Biomedical Sciences to conduct cellular and molecular experiments that include but are not limited to, RT-PCR, Q-PCR, electrophoresis, DNA analysis, and Western blot analysis. The facility houses a dedicated cell culture area that is fully equipped for performing in vitro research. The core is also a source for consultation in the areas of assay optimization and aid in data acquisition. It provides a molecular training center for undergraduate and graduate students in the department.