Mouse Genetics Core Facility

WCMC provides investigators access to the services offered by the MSKCC Mouse Genetics Core Facility.

The primary role of the Mouse Genetics Core Facility (MGCF) is to facilitate the use of mouse molecular genetics for in vivo studies of gene functions in biomedical research. Biological problems investigated using the services and expertise of the MGCF include cell survival and proliferation, embryonic development and cell differentiation, organogenesis, cell-cell interactions, immune responses, and the generation of mouse models of cancer.

The MGCF consists of three interacting groups: the Transgenic/Embryology Group (TXG), the Tissue Culture Group (TCG), and the Colony Management Group (CMG). The MGCF performs work both at the Long Island City facility and on the main campus in Manhattan.


The Transgenic/Embryology Mouse Group

  1. Purification of transgene DNA
  2. Production of transgenic mice
  3. Genotyping of transgenic founders
  4. Injection of ES cells into blastocysts
  5. Chimera Breeding
  6. Cryopreservation
  7. Rederivation
  8. Special procedures
  9. Provision of special strains
  10. Gene Editing by TALENs & CRISPRs

The Tissue Culture Group

  1. Assist users in all aspects of ES cell culture, gene targeting, and ES cell establishment
  2. Provision of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) and ES cell stocks

The Colony Management Group

  1. General husbandry service
  2. Comprehensive Colony Management

Service Requests

Please use iLab to request services.


Download the 2014 Fee Schedule.