Tissue Culture Facility

Located in SSB 6164, The MBB Tissue Culture facility is a CL2 facility, allowing labs to culture mammalian & insect cells classified at biohazard levels 1 and 2. The anteroom, SSB6162, leading to the Tissue Culture Facility, houses a liquid nitrogen storage dewar for long term cell storage and a computer log used for billing. Please note that this Facility is user pay

Technical Support

The MBB Tissue Culture Facility is managed by Dr. David Vocadlo (dvocadlo@sfu.ca) and the MBB Manager, Laboratory Operations. Please contact the Manager (deidre@sfu.ca) for access to the Facility and training. Users will have to list the Facility in their Biosafety Permits, a copy of which must be posted in the Facility.


$20 per hour for Tissue Culture Facility usage. $30 per semester for LN2 storage dewar usage.


SSB 6164


Manager, Laboratory Operations

Phone: (778) 782-4318
E-mail: deidre@sfu.ca


The facility contains: 

  • 2 x Class 2, Type A2 biosafety cabinets
  • 2 x aspiration pump systems
  • 2 x CO2 incubators
  • 1 x freezer



  • 1 x fridge
  • 1 x benchtop centrifuge
  • 1 x microscope
  • 1 x water bath