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Other Facilities

Insect Cell Culture Facility

Cultured insect cells have become increasingly useful to two kinds of investigators: (i) The growing number of scientists who employ Drosophila cultured cells to study fundamental problems in cell biology and regulation; and, (ii) Molecular biologists with d iverse interests who employ insect cell systems and their viruses as tools to produce engineered proteins in quantity. Drosophila cell culture is well utilized by Institute scientists, and there has been increasing need for local implementation of the exp ression technology employing baculoviruses. The insect cell culture facility, supervised by Drs. Peter Cherbas and Lucy Cherbas, will provide investigators with the necessary equipment and environment for both kinds of work.

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