The core collects and stores primary cells from Stanford patients with neurological and psychiatric disease and to generate induced pluripotent stem cells from these cells with the intention of facilitating research and fostering collaborations.
To serve as a central repository and distribution center for human fibroblast and iPSC lines from individuals with a neuropsychiatric disorder and from controls for researchers in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
To develop a database of fibroblast and iPSC lines available through the core. The database will provide information on disease status including any genetic information and basic demographics. No name identifying information will be stored.
To derive iPSC lines from fibroblasts and/or blood cells for researchers in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
- To derive and provide iPSC lines to researchers in the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
- To provide clinicians with the opportunity to store fibroblast and/or iPSC lines deposited from patients that could be of interest to other researchers.
- To enable collaborations between clinical researchers who have deposited fibroblast and/or iPSC lines and basic scientists.
- To provide iPSC lines from healthy controls to researchers as needed.
Sergiu Pasca, PhD, Co-Director
Neuroscience iPSC Core
3165 Porter Drive, Room 2178
Stanford, California 94305