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Transgenic Core

Core Summary:

The Beth Israel Deaconess Transgenic Core Facility opened in October of 1991.The Transgenic Core is a state-of-art facility that produces genetically altered animals.


The Basic Services of the Beth Israel Deaconess Transgenic Facility are:

  • DNA Injections
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Injections
  • Embryo Freezing
  • Line Rescue

In addition to the services the Transgenic Facility provides, the following techniques are available to the BIDMC/HMS research community:

  • Embryo Culture
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Embryo Micromanipulation
  • Mouse In Vitro Fertilization
  • Mouse Artificial Insemination
  • Mouse Vasectomies
  • Microtool Development and Preparation


The first transgenic animal created in the facility was born in January of 1992. During that first year, ('91-'92) 15 constructs were injected. Other significant dates include:

  • 1992- Transgenic Facility becomes core for BONRC (Boston Obesity Nutrition and Research Center) .
  • 1994- Transgenic Facility becomes the Cohen-Solomon transgenic laboratory.

Contact Inforamtion

Joel Lawitts Ph.D.
Phone: 617-667-0391
Fax: 617-667-0390

Contact Information

Transgenic Facility Core
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
RN 194
99 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215-5491