Genetic Technologies Core

About the Core

The Genetic Technologies Core maintains recombinant viral vectors for AAV and lentivirus production,  plasmids for CRISPR/Cas manipulation and for piggyBac transposon delivery systems.

The Core maintains an extensive stock of plasmids that provide components for building constructs envisioned by the investigator.

The core oversees the SnapGene® software.

For access to the services provided by the Genetic Technologies core including SnapGene, please contact Dr. Michael Mendenhall (    


IntroducingSnapGene ®

The Genetic Technologies and Protein cores are now offering a service called SnapGene. SnapGene is a program which allows researchers to plan, visualize, and document their molecular biology procedures. To learn more about the program, go to:

Important: This service is only available to University of Kentucky researchers.

For access to SnapGene, please contact Dr. Michael Mendenhall (