VGER

About Us

Mark Magnuson

The Vanderbilt Genome Editing Resource (VGER) is directed by Dr. Mark A. Magnuson.  Dr. Magnuson has been involved with the oversight of this facility since 1993.  

Jennifer Skelton

Jennifer Skelton, M.S., is the manager of the VGER.  She is the initial point of contact for investigators requesting mouse services.  Jennifer performs pronuclear and cytoplasmic microinjections, rederivations,  maintains the databases for the VGER, and maintains iLab service requests.

Leesa Sampson

Leesa Sampson, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of VGER and leads full service genome editing mouse projects.  Leesa consults with investigators who wish to create new mouse models, designs an editing strategy, procures and tests reagents, and then screens pups for the desired genome editing events.

Linda Gower

Linda Gower, B.S., L.V.T. is a senior research specialist who performs pronuclear and cytoplasmic microinjections, cryopreservation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and embryonic stem cell microinjections.

The Vanderbilt Genome Editing Resource staff