Welcome to the PTNC Neurons R Us Culture Service Center!

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 or plates
  • Expert advice and troubleshooting
  • "Made to order" cultures upon request, e.g. transgenics, other strains

Penn 2021 Cores Day videos now available!

We are pleased to announce Penn 2021 Cores Day NRU video is now publicly available via the link below:



Also available are the videos for all of the Penn Cores that participated in Cores Day 2021:

We encourage you to utilize these presentations as an ongoing resource – sharing them with any who may benefit from a brief overview of your facility, such as new or potential users.