About the DGRC

The Drosophila Genomics Resource Center (DGRC) serves the Drosophila research community by: (a) collecting and distributing DNA clones and vectors; (b) collecting and distributing Drosophila cell lines; (c) developing and testing genomics technologies for use in Drosophila and assisting members of the research community in their use.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

cDNAs and Vectors

The DGRC has assembled a large (over 1,000,000 and expanding) inventory of DNA clones through the generosity of individual community members, the BDGP, and the CuraGen Corporation. The collection includes transformation vectors, cDNA clones, and the CuraGen yeast two-hybrid collection. Clone collections and common vectors are listed in the catalog.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

Cell Lines

The DGRC has sought to collect as many cell lines as possible representing D. melanogaster and closely related species. The collection currently includes 163 lines and will continue to grow.

Cell lines, with brief descriptions, are listed in the catalog.

All orders must be initiated through this website.

The DGRC is located within the Biology Department of Indiana University, and is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (ORIP and NIGMS). The DGRC was created under the guidance of Dr Peter Cherbas and its work is directed by Dr Andrew Zelhof and an advisory board representing the Drosophila research community.


Retirement of Peter and Lucy

Dear Drosophila Community,

The DGRC would like to announce the retirement of Drs. Peter and Lucy Cherbas from the DGRC. As you know the DGRC has become an integral part of the Drosophila community and this would not have occurred without the Cherbas’ vision, dedication, and hard work. Even though Peter and Lucy are giving up their official titles, they will both continue to assist and advise the new leadership of the DGRC. With that said, Andrew Zelhof PhD (Biology Department, Indiana University) has been appointed the new Director of the DGRC. Please join us in thanking Peter and Lucy for their relentless efforts to ensure the DGRC’s success and in welcoming Andrew. We look forward to continuing working with you to distribute and generate reagents for the Drosophila community.

The DGRC Advisory Board

Citing the DGRC

When publishing experiments using materials obtained from the DGRC please cite the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center, supported by NIH grant 2P40OD010949-10A1, in the acknowledgments. Your cooperation helps us when we need to renew our grant.