Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Mouse Genetics Laboratory

Video On Services Provided by the Mouse Genetics Laboratory

The University of Minnesota's Mouse Genetics Laboratory (MGL), supported by the Academic Health Center and the Masonic Cancer Center, provides a comprehensive range of mouse embryo manipulation services.

Housed in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building SPF animal facility, the Mouse Genetics Laboratory offers a micro-injection laboratory, tissue culture, and administration capabilities in conjunction with dedicated animal housing space.

We provide consultation on generation of genetically modified mice, mouse ES cell lines, and mouse embryo fibroblasts, as well as certain plasmid vectors useful for making targeting constructs. In addition, we perform gene targeting in ES cells (electroporation, selection and clone expansion), pronuclear injection, ES cell blastocyst injection, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, and any technique requiring ex vivo embryo manipulation.

Contact Information

David Largaespada, Ph.D.

Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D.

Sandra Wagner

Mailing address:

Mouse Genetics Laboratory
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB)
1st Floor Mailroom CCRB
2231 6th St SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 5545

Office Location:

Mouse Genetics Laboratory
1-310E CCRB
2231 6th St SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455


Specialized Services

  • SPF rederivation of conventional mouse lines
  • Cryopreservation
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Additional specialized services

Information on each of our services can be found by downloading Specialized Service Policies of the Mouse Genetics Laboratory (PDF).

Request for Services form

Submit our Request for Service (MSWord doc) form along with the appropriate data sheet (listed below) by e-mail, fax, or mail. We will contact you to confirm receipt of your request.

Data sheets

Transgene Data Sheet (MSWord doc)
SPF Rederivation Data Sheet (MSWord doc)
Embryonic Stem Cell Data Sheet (MSWord doc)
Special Service Data Sheet (MSWord doc)
Cryopreservation Data Sheet (MSWord doc)

Rates and Fees

Rates and fees (PDF).

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  • Last modified on June 23, 2014