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What We Do

The Janelia Viral Tools facility specializes in custom virus production for the manipulation and mapping of neuronal circuits. We aim to fulfill all the viral tool needs for Janelia investigators, from viral construct design, coordinating vector construction with the Molecular Biology facility, to experiment trouble-shooting and investigator specific needs. We offer routine production of adeno-associated, rabies, and lenti viruses. Other viral vectors can be produced on an as-needed basis. We are actively working to improve existing and create new viral tools.


  • Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) in capsids 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, DJ, DJ/8 and others
  • Rabies Virus (RbV)
  • Lentivirus
  • Other viral vectors upon request
  • Viral construct design
  • Viral vector trouble-shooting/validation
  • Viral vector optimization based on investigator specific needs
  • Development of new viral tools
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HHMI Investigator Virus Production

AAV, Rabies, Lentivirus production available specifically to HHMI researchers, please use the buttons below. 

AAV Prep Request

Rabies Prep Request

Lentivirus Prep Request

Get in Touch

For data feedback, questions, and comments please contact us.

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Looking for rAAV2-retro?

Unfortunately, our stock of tester aliquots for rAAV2-retro has been fully depleted.

The rAAV2-retro helper plasmid is available through Addgene to academics and the non-profit neuroscience community. 

Order Helper Plasmid Through Addgene