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The mission of the Stem Cell Core Facility is to enable scientists at Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University to conduct stem cell research, particularly with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Patient-specific iPSCs offer unprecedented opportunities to study human developmental processes and disease, using human stem cell-derived somatic cells under each person’s unique genetic constellation. They also represent a unique and very important source of cells for cell replacement therapy. The facility offers reprogramming of primary cells, including fibroblasts and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). We offer a number of scientific services, including training, project consultation, cell banking, and access to our facility.

Services Provided

  • Generation of human iPSCs
  • Hands-on training and workshops teaching basic methods of iPSC culturing techniques
  • Use of our facility to culture and expand your stem cells
  • Cell banking and distribution
  • Consultation and support for stem cell projects
  • Gene editing of iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9 system

For additional services please contact the scientific director.


Angel Alvarez, PhD

Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD
Scientific Director


Department of Neurology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
303 E. Superior Avenue, Lurie, 10-232
Chicago, IL 60611-3008
(312) 503-3785


All manuscripts and grants presenting work supported by this core should include the following acknowledgement:

"This work was supported by the Stem Cell Core Facility at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine."