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 Lab Operations Manager. Please contact the Lab Operations 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.


MBB Lab Operations Manager

Deidre de Jong-Wong

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


SSB 6164


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


The facility contains: 

  • 2 X Class 2, Type A2 biosafety cabinets
  • 2 X aspiration pump systems
  • 2 X CO2 incubators
  • 2 X fridge/freezers
  • 1 X benchtop centrifuge
  • 1 X microscope
  • 1 X water bath