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Media Preparation

The Media Preparation team provides Stowers labs ready-to-use nutrient plates and broths that support the growth of a variety of cells and microorganisms.

Overview of Services

Research Services

The Media Preparation team supports Stowers Institute researchers by reducing the time and labor required to prepare reagents necessary for their various projects. Commonly used buffers and growth media, including Tris buffers, Luria broth, and YPD, are stocked in the Institute’s on-site scientific vending facility for around-the-clock availability. The Media Prep team also prepares a variety of plated media poured to order and prepares standard SDS/Polyacrylamide gels. To fill all research needs, the team can prepare customized media, plates, and solutions.

Technology

  • Systec MediaPrep Nutrient Media Autoclave
  • Systec Mediafill for dispensing culture media prepared in the Systec MediaPrep
  • Level II Biosafety Cabinet for the addition of sterile components to sterile media

Team Contact

Chongbei Zhao

Head, Media Preparation and Cells, Tissues, and Organoids Center

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Portrait of Chongbei Zhao

Featured Publications

Liver-derived cell lines from cavefish Astyanax mexicanus as an in vitro model for studying metabolic adaptation

Krishnan J, Wang Y, Kenzior O, Hassan H, Olsen L, Tsuchiya D, Kenzior A, Peuss R, Xiong S, Wang Y, Zhao C, Rohner N. Sci Rep. 2022;12:10115. doi: 10110.11038/s41598-10022-14507-10110.

A High-throughput Automated ELISA Assay for Detection of IgG Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein

Conkright-Fincham J, Tomomori-Sato C, McGhee R, Leslie EM, Beucher CJ, Weems LE, Sato S, Redwine WB, Weaver KJ, Miller BD, Delventhal KM, Kary JJ, Koebbe AB, Dean A, Witt JL, Remy LM, Parmely TJ, Zhao C, Wang Y, Conaway JW, Unruh JR. Bio-protocol. 2022;12:e4301. doi: 4310.21769/BioProtoc.24301.

Tumor-initiating stem cell shapes its microenvironment into an immunosuppressive barrier and pro-tumorigenic niche

He X, Smith SE, Chen S, Li H, Wu D, Meneses-Giles PI, Wang Y, Hembree M, Yi K, Zhao X, Guo F, Unruh JR, Maddera LE, Yu Z, Scott A, Perera A, Wang Y, Zhao C, Bae K, Box A, Haug JS, Tao F, Hu D, Hansen DM, Qian P, Saha S, Dixon D, Anant S, Zhang D, Lin EH, Sun W, Wiedemann LM, Li L. Cell Rep. 2021;36:109674.doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109674.

Differential complex formation via paralogs in the human Sin3 protein interaction network

Adams MK, Banks CAS, Thornton JL, Kempf CG, Zhang Y, Miah S, Hao Y, Sardiu ME, Killer M, Hattem GL, Murray A, Katt ML, Florens L, Washburn MP. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2020;19:1468-1484.

b-Catenin and Associated Proteins Regulate Lineage Differentiation in Ground State Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

Tao F, Soffers J, Hu D, Chen S, Gao X, Zhang Y, Zhao C, Smith SE, Unruh JR, Zhang D, Tsuchiya D, Venkatraman A, Zhao M, Li Z, Qian P, Parmely T, He XC, Washburn M, Florens L, Perry JM, Zeitlinger J, Workman J, Li L. Stem Cell Rep. 2020;15:662-676.

Suppression of m(6)A reader Ythdf2 promotes hematopoietic stem cell expansion

Li Z, Qian P, Shao W, Shi H, He XC, Gogol M, Yu Z, Wang Y, Qi M, Zhu Y, Perry JM, Zhang K, Tao F, Zhou K, Hu D, Han Y, Zhao C, Alexander R, Xu H, Chen S, Peak A, Hall K, Peterson M, Perera A, Haug JS, Parmely T, Li H, Shen B, Zeitlinger J, He C, Li L. Cell Res. 2018. Author Correction: Cell Res 2018:1-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41422-018-0072-0. Published online July 2018.;28:904-917.

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