Germ-Free Mouse Facility

provides services to the entire University of Michigan community and can also ship germ-free mice to locations worldwide.

Contacts

Germ-Free Mouse Facility
734-615-9420
ulam-germfree@umich.edu

Kathryn A. Eaton, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Scientific Director, Germ-Free Mouse Facility
kateaton@umich.edu

Lucy Kennedy, DVM, DACLAM
Managing Director, Germ-Free Mouse Facility
lucybens@umich.edu

Location

Medical School Campus

Affiliations
Medical School

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

Established in 2004, the germ-free mouse facility, part of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), provides services to the entire University of Michigan community and can also ship germ-free mice to locations worldwide.

Primary and collaborative research projects include studies investigating inflammatory bowel disease and cancer, host microbiome interactions, infectious disease pathogenesis, and mammalian and bacterial metabolism, among others. The staff also performs research and training in gnotobiotic technology and methods.

Service Categories: Animal Research

Services

Barrier housing
Biosafety cabinets (short-term experimental housing), Isocages (long-term experimental housing),

Consultation
experimental design, Histologic interpretation, Pathology services,

Germ-free mice
BALB/c, C57BL/6, IL-10 knockout (B6.129P2-Il10tm1Cgn/J), RAG-I knockout (B6.129S7-Rag1tm1Mom/J), Swiss-Webster (outbred), TRIF/MyD88 knockout,

Germ-free mouse facility

Rederivation of new germ-free strains

Sample collections
Blood, Body weights, Feces, Necropsy and tissue collection, Tissue,

Sterile housing
Trexler-type soft-sided isolators (long-term germ-free housing),


Equipment

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