Welcome to the PTNC Neurons R Us Brain Cell Service Core

Neurons R Us (NRU) is a service center provided by the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC) at the University of Pennsylvania. The NRU has been supplying neurons for research to the Penn community for over 25 years.

Advantages of buying from us

  • Low cost
  • On campus
  • Mouse and rat
  • Hippocampus and cortex
  • Provided in suspensions
  • Expert advice and troubleshooting
  • "Made to order" or special dissection services upon request, e.g. transgenics, other strains


Due to the Labor Day holiday, we will not be filling orders for Monday, September 4, 2023. However, we will be accepting and filling orders for Tuesday, September 5, 2023, our regular delivery day for rat preparations. 




Job opening: Part-Time Research Specialist

The Core has an opening for a part-time research specialist. Check out the job req (Job Requisition ID: JR00025976):
Internal candidates, please apply through Workday.



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