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CCVR-RRC Viral Vector Core

Our mission is to provide researchers with a single facility where they can access a comprehensive range of resources and services for gene transfer purposes.  The Core constructs, purifies and titers recombinant adenovirus, adeno-associated virus and lentivirus.

NOTE:  Individual labs must have their own appropriate Institutional Biosafety Approvals to utilize the vectors.

Vector Services:


  • Track 1: Amplification of virus -, ~ 2 weeks’ time, 1-2 mls @ 10E11 particles/ml
  • Track 2: Generation of adenovirus – individual investigators construct the shuttle vector, verify, and supply the DNA to core.  Core does recombination and virus generation, amplifies 1 time., ~ 1-2 months
  • Track 3: Core does subcloning, constructs the shuttle vector, and verifies.  Core does recombination and virus generation, amplifies 1 time., ~ 2 months, time/$ depends on exact goal (knockdown, overexpression, fusion tagging etc)

Adeno-Associated Virus:

  • Track 1: Investigator provides sufficient verified AAV shuttle DNA. One preparation = approximately 1-2 months time, vector genome titer included. $1300/prep ~10e12 vector genomes. Core has constructs for AAV serotypes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9 currently.
  • Track 2: Core constructs the AAV shuttle vector, verifies and performs 1 preparation as above.  Cost and time depends on nature of construct (knockdown, overexpression, tagging etc).


Dependent on user requirements. Typically, we generate sucrose purified vector with infectious titer ~10e9/ml (10e11-12 lp/ml)

For more specific services are available (promoter options, mutagenesis, fusion protein construction etc) please contact Dr Martin. Users are strongly encouraged to contact Jody in the planning process of a project.

Readily available virus stocks on hand include:

Many heat shock proteins, various kinases, as well as various myofilament proteins and several types of fluorescent proteins in adenovirus as well as AAVs and lentivirus.

Contact information:

Seock-Won Youn
3160 COMRB, M/C 901