Cell, Tissue and Organ Resource Core
Directors: Korkut Uygun, Ph.D. & Maria Louisa Izamis, Ph.D.
Locations: 114 16th St, Charlestown MA, 02129


Core Summary:

The mission of the Cell Resource Core (CRC) is to provide high quality primary cells and tissues to researchers reliably and affordably. Leveraging a new MGH technology that significantly increases the viable yield of high quality hepatocytes from human and animal donor livers, we are initially offering hepatocytes to the research community.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Korkut Uygun, Ph.D.
Email: kuygun@partners.org

Director: Maria Louisa Izamis, Ph.D.
Email: mizamis@partners.org

Operations Manager: Adam Farmer 
Email: amfarmer@partners.org

Core Administrator: Ilana Reis
Email: ireis@partners.org

Accounts Manager: Frank Wu
Email: fwu1@partners.org


Location: 114 16th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

  • Fresh hepatocytes in suspension (>90% viability at time of isolation)
  • Plated hepatocytes
  • Cryopreserved hepatocytes
  • Custom hepatocyte isolations (species/strain) will be considered on a client-to-client basis. Please inquire.
  • Decellularized whole rat livers.

FY14 User Fees (effective 10/1/13-9/30/14):


Internal Users
External Users
Non-Partners & Non-Profit
For-Profit & Industry (Please contact Core for pricing)

Rat Cell



Mouse Cell


Human Cell




Collagen (Rat Tail) 50ml


Hepatocyte Culture Media 500ml


Cryopreservation (per mill cell)


Decellularized rat liver


Hepatocyte culture training



Cost * 1.44

* Minimum of 10 million cells in suspension

** Double collage sandwich cultures, ~6 million cells per plate

Getting Started:

Please fill out Cell Ordering Application form. Submit the form, and any queries, to contact@cellresourcecore.org .

***Telephone assistance is also available Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm: (617) 371 4882




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