University of Hawaii at Manoa Transgenic Core Facility Core Mission Statement
The Transgenic and Embryonic Stem Cell Gene Targeting Core is a state-of-the-art facility with the expertise in the production of genetically altered subjects. Transgenic subjects carrying new or novel genes are created by microinjection of DNA into the pronuclei of fertilized eggs. Knock-out lacking specific genes of interest are created by homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells followed by injection into blastocysts to create chimeric subjects. Highly experienced personnel produce transgenic and knock-out subjects for UH investigators at very reasonable cost and with very short lead times.