About the laboratory

The Viral Vector Core facility is located in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Our main objective is to design and provide investigators with high quality viral and non-viral vector tools that can be used in vitro and in vivo. Our services include:

  • Production of highly concentrated, custom-made recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV).
  • Production of replication competent pseudorabies virus (PRV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).
  • Consultation in the design of custom viruses and preparation of plasmids required for virus production.
  • Custom cloning.

Lab Members:

Picture of Dr. Esteban Engel

Esteban Engel, PhD
Director of the Viral Neuroengineering Laboratory
eengel [at] princeton.edu
Office A50

Picture of Dr. Ferzin Sethna

Ferzin Sethna, PhD
Research Specialist II
fsethna [at] princeton.edu
Office A76C