The mission of the Human Cord Blood Stem Cell Core Laboratory is to process, purify, and cryopreserve stem cells from donated human umbilical cord blood and make them available for research. Purified stem cells are utilized for research and are available to investigators (both on- and off-campus) for a fee. This BSL-2 laboratory is staffed with a full-time manager, is approved for human samples and is licensed by the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation. The facility imparts training to students and postdoctoral fellows.
The core is directed by Dr. Ali Eroglu.