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induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core


About Us

The University of Pennsylvania induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core provides resources for disseminating human pluripotent stem cell technology within UPenn and surrounding research communities.  Our services include derivation of patient-specific iPSCs, genome engineering of stem cell lines using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, and lineage specific differentiation of iPSCs/hESCs.  The Core has a large collection of patient-derived iPSC lines and cell lines of the gastrointestinal tract (esophageal, pancreatic and intestinal) available to users.   The core is also committed to training investigators in stem cell culture techniques and providing quality tested stem cell reagents to users.   To initiate a service, please first contact the Core director Wenli Yang to set up a consultation.



  • iPSC Reprogramming and Characterization
  • iPSC Expansion and Banking
  • Gene Editing in iPSCs
  • Directed Differentiation of iPSCs
  • Hands-on Training Course
  • Tissue Culture Reagents
  • Monthly Core Facility Usage
  • Cell Line Request


Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

Our RRID is RRID:SCR_022426.  Please cite us using this identifier when publishing your results.



Wenli Yang, PhD, Core Director

Jingli Cai, PhD  Scientific Manager


Location and hours of operation



Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR), 11-168, 169

University of Pennsylvania

3400 Civic Center Blvd.  Bldg 421

Philadelphia, PA 19104-5159


Links and Resources


Purchase Order address


Mail to:

iPSC Core - attn: Jeffrey Griffin

Department of Genetics

Assistant Director, Business Operations

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

415 Curie Blvd. Suite 500 CRB

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6145




Name Role Phone Email Location
Wenli Yang, PhD
Core Director
Smilow 11-111
Feikun Yang, PhD
Research Specialist
Smilow 11-169
Sijia Yang, M.S.
Research Assistant
Smilow 11-169
Jingli Cai, PhD
Scientific Manager
smilow 11-168

Service List

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iPSC Reprogramming and Characterization (7)
iPSC Expansion and Banking (3)
Gene Editing in iPSCs (4)
Directed Differentiation of iPSCs (4)
Monthly Core Facility Usage (1)
Cell Line Request (1)
Tissue Culture Reagents (11)