Gene Transfer Vector Core

Attention Users/Customers: 

DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGES, WE WILL NOT BE TAKING NEW VECTOR REQUESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We hope to open up again early in 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

For questions, you may reach: nerea_zabaletalasarte [at]

To place vector requests, fill out the Service Request

See the Guide How to submit the online request 

Check here for the Inventory Vector Catalog

Inquiries can be directed to

The Gene Transfer Vector Core (GTVC) is a viral vector core facility located at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School.  GTVC is an integral part of the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center and the Ocular Genomics Institute of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Our primary goal is to provide high titer, high quality research-grade viral vectors to the research community at Harvard, within Boston, and outside to support preclinical gene therapy studies and basic research gene transfer applications.

Our Services Include:

  • High titer, high quality research-grade Adeno-Associated viruses (AAV).
  • Production of customized vectors at different scales.
  • Inventory of ready-made reporter and commonly used gene vectors.
  • Consultation & assistance application-specific vector design.
  • Plasmid cloning and purification support services
  • High-quality full sequence analysis of source material

Hiring Now - 

We are hiring for an Associate Director and Senior Research Assistant / Staff scientist role, based on experience.
The position is located at the Gene Transfer Vector Core (GTVC), part of the the Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston.
Experience in Subcloning, AAV purification, and Cell-based functional assays is highly desirable.

Join our Vector Core’s research and production team to execute vector design & development projects. 

Apply here - 

Associate Director:

Research Assistant III:

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