Stem Cell Engineering CoRE

The mission of the Stem Cell Engineering CoRE is to support the researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in their work to describe how pluripotent and adult stem cells function, harness stem cells to repair tissues, model human diseases, and bring new therapies to patients. The CoRE is centrally located in the Black Family Stem Cell Institute, making it convenient for Mount Sinai researchers to stop by to follow their stem cell experiments or pick up reagents while staying within reach of their laboratories.

The Stem Cell Engineering CoRE maintains and provides well-characterized human embryonic stem cell lines and human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines, and provides the physical space, validated reagents, and hands-on training for scientists to use these pluripotent cells for their research goals. Our CoRE staff has extensive experience carrying out iPSC derivation from patient tissue samples, iPSC differentiation into specific cell types, and gene editing to create or repair putative disease mutations based on the latest cutting-edge technologies. The CoRE has dedicated Bsl2+ space for working with viral vectors and offers training in iPSC culture techniques and differentiation. The CoRE is led by Co-Directors Eirini Papapetrou, MD PhD and Samuele Marro, PhD.

Courses and Seminars

The Stem Cell Engineering CoRE is committed to supporting and stimulating the stem cell community within the Icahn School of Medicine with hands-on courses and educational seminars for users who want to approach stem cell research or expand their research potential.

Technical Training Courses

The Stem Cell CoRE offers a five-day basic training for users new to stem cells to learn iPSC key culture techniques. We also provide advanced training in iPSC differentiation into neuronal, hematopoietic, and cardiac lineage.

Seminar Series

The Stem Cell CoRE organizes lectures on technical approaches and recent advances in the stem cell field. Follow the CoRE’s mailing list to receive the latest updates.

Acknowledging Core Support

When submitting manuscripts that include services or resources from the Stem Cell Engineering CoRE, please acknowledge our contribution by including the following information: “This work was supported by the Stem Cell Engineering CoRE Facility of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai”.

Meet the Team

Meet the scientists in charge of the Stem Cell Engineering CoRE at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Eirini Papapetrou, MD, PhD
Samuele Marro, PhD 
Erdene Baljinnyam, MD, PhD