VUMC Cell Culture Supplies

Overview of Services

The purpose of the Cell Culture Core is to provide the researcher with quality, cost- effective products that are either special ordered or custom made. 

Services include custom media, agar plates, competent cells, and discounted ordering of supplies through Invitrogen or Sigma-Aldrich.


Scientific Director, Richard Printz, Ph.D.

Core Manager, Scott Wright, B.S.


For general questions or assistance:

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:oopm 

904 Light Hall
21st and Garland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37232

Links and Resources

MCBR Product Core

VU Billing Number Web Form

Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.