The GRCF Cell Center specialize in mammalian cell culture propagation, primary cell establishment, lymphocyte isolation and LCL establishment.  Our center has processed more than 30,000 blood specimens and serves approximately 400 investigators both form Johns Hopkins as well as other institutions. The GRCF Cell Center continues to be a leader in the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) lymphocyte transformation. EBV transformation success rates average 98% from frozen lymphocytes and 99% from fresh lymphocytes.

The GRCF offers CAP accredited clinical trial support services for biospecimen processing, coordination and shipments. Contact us today to discuss your clinical processing needs.

The GRCF Cell Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and is located on-site at Johns Hopkins east campus for convenient specimen deposit or retrieval. Blood specimens delivered before 3:30 pm Mon – Thurs and 2pm on Friday will be processed the same day. All clinical samples needing to be processed same-day after these hours will be subject to additional fees.

The GRCF Cell Center is always looking to improve our services.  If there are services you would like to see us offer in the future or any concerns or comments you have for our current services we invite you to contact  Melissa Olson, Ph.D. ( .