About Us

Organizational Structure - Personnel

Administrative Oversight of the TGE Core is provided through the MUSC Division of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR) and its Director, Kristi Helke, DVM, DACLAM.

Scientific Oversight of the Core operation is provided by Alexander Awgulewitsch, PhD, who acts as the Core’s Director. He oversees the planning and implementation of transgenic and genome editing projects in mice and rats and is available for consultation.

Generation of Genetically Engineered Mice and Rats – Experimental Work: Genetic engineering in mice and rats involving pronuclear injection and electroporation of single-cell mouse and rat embryos is being performed by Jan Guz, BS, Research Specialist.

Assisted Reproductive Technology Services (ARTS): This includes cryo-preservation of mouse sperm and embryos, sperm and embryo resuscitation including in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as archiving of cryopreserved sperm and embryos. These services are being performed by the Research Specialist III.