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Mouse Embryo Services (MES) Core

Mouse Embryo Services (MES) Core provides a broad, comprehensive range of services to UPitt investigators, including generation of gene editing mice, transgenic mice, ES cell microinjection into blastocysts to create germline competent chimera, cryopreservation and long-term storage of mouse sperm/embryos, recovery of mouse lines from cryopreserved germplasm, in vitro fertilization for mouse line rescue and re-derivation of pathogen free mouse strains. The core director, Dr. Chunming Bi, also provides consultation on mouse colony maintenance and breeding.