Animal and Plant Resources
Behavioral Testing Core Jesse Cushman email@example.com Phone: (310) 267-4628 1285 Franz Hall http://btc.psych.ucla.edu/ Expertise and equipment for the design, implementation, and analysis of behavioral experiments. We work on a broad range of projects in both rats and mice, from behavioral phenotyping of novel transgenic mouse lines to developing rodent models of human clinical disorders. CURE Animal Studies Core Yvette Tache Ytache@mednet.ucla.edu (310) 312-9275 https://www.ucladdrcc.med.ucla.edu/ The overall objective of the Models of Gastrointestinal Function and Disease (MGFD) Core is to provide expertise on in vivo characterization of normal and pathophysiological mechanisms of hormonal and neural regulation of gastrointestinal (GI) function and brain-gut interactions in rodents to members and associate members of the CURE: DDRCCore Services: Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility Kei Iwamoto firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 206-5595 https://biobubble.com/cleanrooms-germ-free-gnotobiotic-mice This AALAC-accredited departmental animal facility is managed by the Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology of the Department of Radiation Oncology. It is accessible to all qualified campus researchers for mouse experiments, housing, and/or purchase at reduced costs. The mice are gnotobiotic and bred in-house. It produces 59,000 normal, transgenic, and immune deficient mice per year and houses approximately 14,000 mice within 3,900 square feet. This is achieved by keeping most mice in high-density Anicare and Thoren self-ventilated racks. We have very extensive experience with tumor models and with partial and whole body and tumor irradiation. Facilities of this quality are rare but essential for radiation as well as other studies that require pathogen-free conditions. Within the facility we have a Biohazard Level II room and hoods for handling animals with human tumors, as well as a cesium animal irradiator. Our experience with sealed sources for irradiating mice extends over 3 decades and all appropriate safety concerns are addressed, including the use of film badges, monitors, and a security system; radiation safety approvals are in place. All animals are under the control of the campus vet and all experiments and breeding conform to local and national regulations governing animal use via an IACUC inspection.
Mouse Physiology Laboratory Kenneth Roos, Ph.D. email@example.com 310-825-5408 5th Floor CHS http://www.physiology.ucla.
Zebrafish Core Hagan Huang firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 794-7853 http://uccore.org/ucla-zebrafish The purpose of the newly finished Zebrafish Core is to facilitate the use and quick access of common mutations, genetically engineered transgenic zebrafish and routine techniques of zebrafish manipulation by investigators at UCLA. The core will provide the UCLA research community with four major categories of service.