Quansheng Du, PhD

Director, DNRM Viral Vector Core
Associate Professor
Dept. of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
Augusta University
email:  qdu@augusta.edu

Viral Vector Core

About the core:

The mission of the Viral Vector Core is to provide technological resources to our faculty members interested in the use of viral based vectors for basic research and preclinical applications The core is supported by the DNRM Research Enrichment Funds.

The vector core focuses on producing lentiviral, gammaretroviral and recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) particles for transgene expression, gene silencing and gene editing in either dividing or non-dividing cells.

The following viral vectors are available from the core:

  • Lentiviral vectors
  • Adeno-associated viral vectors
  • Gammaretroviral vectors

The investigators should provide the plasmid vectors to the core for production. The core director can help with the cloning strategies.

viral vector core