Tissue Culture Facility

Overview of Services

About: The Tissue Culture Facility exists primarily to fulfill UNC Lineberger researchers’ cell culture and related requirements; however, the facility may be used by anyone at UNC or other institutions as long as UNC Lineberger member support capacity is not exceeded.

The TCF has the capability and expertise to respond to the rapidly changing research that relies on in vitro cell culture techniques and materials. Cell culture reagents and molecular biology supplies support is the main function of the TCF. The facility supplies almost any medium, reagent, additive or consumable item required in cell culture and molecular biology research at a deep discount with prompt on-site availability. TCF also has an extensive cell line repository.

Some items not in stock can be ordered for UNC Lineberger members at a discounted rate as compared to standard UNC purchasing channels, and all TCF orders receive free delivery from the vendor to the Tissue Culture Facility .

Cell cryopreservation and storage, liquid nitrogen by liter, mycoplasma testing and str profiling services are also provided.

Over the past three decades, the Tissue Culture Facility (TCF) has consistently strengthened and expanded its scope of services to become the most frequently used and comprehensive shared resource core in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Because the TCF has maintained high standards, expanded its services and products, and been responsive to the needs of UNC Lineberger, it enjoys a positive reputation among its users that has resulted in very high usage and support.


Herbert Thibodeaux Facility Director 919- 445-4188 hmthib@med.unc.edu
Rebekah Reeves Core Operations Manager 919-966-1034
Hours Location

Monday - Friday     
9AM-1PM, 2PM-5PM

450 West Drive
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Room: 31-318
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Links and Resources

  1. https://unclineberger.org/tissueculture/


Name Role Phone Email Location
Tissue Culture Facility

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Room: 31-318

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