The Transgenic Mouse and Gene Targeting Core Facility (TMF) is a shared resource of the Emory University School of Medicine (SOM). It was originally established in 1998. The core acts to provide both state of the art equipment and expertise for the generation and characterization of genetically altered mouse models. The core provides a full range of services in three major categories as outlined below:
Video of Dr. Caspary discussing mutant mouse resources.
New Service Available: Sperm Cryopreservation
The Transgenic Mouse Core Facility is pleased to announce improved efficiency for embryo cryopreservation and the ability to offer sperm cryopreservation. Due to the high success rate of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) from fresh sperms, we strongly suggest investigators cryopreserve their strains at 2-cell-embryo stage through IVF. There are many advantages:
In collaboration with Emory DAR (Division of Animal Resources), we can rederive mice through IVF in order to avoid lengthy quarantine time and cost.
For more information and service request, please contact:
Helen Heju Zhang
Transgenic Mouse/Gene Targeting Core Facility
Emory University School of Medicine
Clinic B, Office B3109
1365 B Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Office: (404) 712-8847, Fax: (404) 712-8373
Transgenic Production: The core produces transgenic mice via pronuclear microinjection of either plasmid or BAC DNA constructs into one of two inbred mouse strains (C57BL/6, or FVB). Two founder lines are guaranteed. Other strains are available upon request.
Gene Targeting: The core provides a full range of services for the production of gene-targeted mice utilizing our stock ES cell line HZ2.2 (129SvEv/TAC). Germline transmission is guaranteed for ES cell projects performed by the core. Gene targeting with C57BL/6 ES cell line is also available upon request.
Auxiliary Services. The core provides a number of services for the characterization, maintenance, and preservation, of novel mouse models. Please see our services section for more details.
Highlights: guaranteed services, quick turnaround rate, proven success record
The Core Facilities at Emory are here to support your research. In order to ensure that the appropriate recognition is attributed to the facilities, please acknowledge the facilities on all publications.