The NIMH Stem Cell Center
The purpose of the NIMH Stem Cell Center is to provide a resource for postnatal-to-adult human control and patient-derived cells and their reprogrammed derivatives, including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). This Center supports investigators engaged in stem cell-based research relevant to mental disorders, including but not limited to anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The capabilities of the Stem Cell Center include derivation, validation, banking and distribution of a wide variety of cells such as primary source cells from human tissue, iPSCs or similar reprogrammed cells. The NIMH cell line collection administered through the Stem Cell Center can be accessed through the pull-down menu options above.
Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) houses the NIMH Stem Cell Center and offers a comprehensive range of stem cell services, including reprogramming, characterization, storage and worldwide distribution of iPSC cell lines. RUCDR assists researchers throughout the world by providing the highest quality biomaterials, technical consultation, and logistical support. RUCDR activities will enable biological discovery leading to diagnoses, treatments and cures for common, complex diseases. See also the RUCDR Highlights page.
NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine Collection
RUCDR is also the host for a collection of iPSCs created by the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine (CRM). Note that these iPSCs are separate from the NIMH collection and cannot be accessed from the pull-down menu options above. To inquire about ordering cells from the NIH CRM catalog, please contact us to request details.