Cell and Viral Vector Core Laboratory (CVVCL)
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The mission of the Cell and Viral Vector Core Laboratory (CVVCL) is to support and enhance the research efforts of cancer researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University.
The Shared Resource serves two essential and highly utilized functions within the Cancer Center:
- Laboratory Support for Experimental Approaches
Specialized cell culture and experimental services are available through the experienced and highly skilled CVVCL staff, and allow investigators to carry out short-term experiments quickly and in a cost-efficient manner. These experiments include establishment of cell lines from primary murine and human tissue explants, production of virus stocks for gene transfer, and large-scale expansion of tumor cell lines for downstream applications.
- Distribution Center for Cell Culture Products
The CVVCL distribution center provides cell culture products. Both basic and specialty media are available to investigators at a substantial discount compared to the list price or general university discount. Molecular biology reagents are available from five different vendors, and reflect the breadth of products sold by these vendors. Cancer Center members receive substantial discounts on these products, and all users benefit from free shipping.
Please place a product order through our online ordering system. For access, please contact Dr. Dubey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialized equipment such as the Caliper IVIS100 In Vivo Imaging System, maintained by the CVVCL, increases the versatility of experimental techniques accessible to CCC members. We provide training sessions for new users of the machine, and the CVVCL is responsible for machine upkeep.
Purnima Dubey, PhD
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Dr. Purnima Dubey, Director
Cell and Viral Vector Core Laboratory
Ms. Yelena Karpova