Z-Neuroscience Cell Engineering

Overview of Services

The Purdue Institute of Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN) Cell Engineering Core was established to facilitate stem-cell-related research for the Purdue community by providing induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and multiple differentiated cell types from human iPSCs, with a special focus on neuronal cells. The Core uses cutting-edge technologies to induce and differentiate iPSCs for studying disease mechanisms in-a-dish, drug screening and other applications. Core Capabilities:

  • iPSC derivation - non-integrating methodologies (e.g. mRNA, Sendai virus) from human skin biopsy, peripheral/cord blood, endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and urine epithelial cells
  • iPSC culturing - expansion, distribution, and differentiation
  • Cell Repository - iPSCs, fibroblasts, peripheral blood monocytes (PBMCs), EPCs, urine epithelial cells, neural precursors, cardio myocytes and other cell types
  • Functional studies - Micro/multielectrode array (MEA) using MaestroPro machine from Axion BioSystems
  • Training & consultation -  iPSC culture, reprogramming, and differentiation


Wen-Hung Wang | Coordinator | 765-494-1448 | wwang@purdue.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Open 24 Hours
Staffed 8 hours

Bindley Bioscience Center

1203 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN, 47907

Multielectrode array (MEA) is now located in the Hall for Discovery Learning and Research (DLR)

Links and Resources

  1. Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience


Name Role Phone Email Location
Wen-Hung Wang
HANS 431
Muriel Eaton
MEA manager
DLR 330-6