Animal Research

FIND A CORE FACILITY TO HELP WITH YOUR RESEARCH

Search below to explore services, equipment, locations, and more

Please click on the core name for more details on the resources and expertise available in each.
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Animal Surgery Operating Rooms (ASOR)

provides facilities to perform sterile, minimally-invasive, and non-sterile surgical procedures on non-rodent species.

Animal Surgery Operating Rooms
734-764-0224
ulam-asor@umich.edu

BRCF Transgenic Animal Model Core

provide access to transgenic animal technology in an efficient, effective manner.

Thom Saunders, PhD
734-647-2910
tsaunder@umich.edu

Center for Advanced Models and Translational Sciences and Therapeutics (CAMTraST)

develops advanced cell lines and animal models for translational sciences and therapeutics.

Center for Molecular Imaging (CMI)

provides instrumentation and expertise in non-invasive animal imaging.

Dental School MicroCT Core

provides microCT scanning of specimens such as bone, contrasted soft tissue, bio materials, etc.

Michelle Lynch
734-615-7631
malyn@umich.edu

Department of Psychology Core Assay Facility (CAF)

provides assessment of hormones in humans and animals in research studies.

Core Assay Facility
734-615-6549
caf.lab@umich.edu

Experimental Irradiation Core

specializes in moderate and low dose irradiation of cell cultures, tissues and animals.

Meredith Morgan, PhD
734-647-5928
mmccrack@umich.edu

Functional Assessment Module (FAM)

provides training and support for non-lethal measures of ocular structure and function.

Cheng-Mao Lin, PhD
734-232-8220
chengmao@umich.edu

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Germ-Free Mouse Facility

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

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

In Vivo Animal Core (IVAC)

is a research pathology service run by ULAM that also provides technical study services on a fee-for-service basis.

Robert Sigler, DVM, PhD, DACVP
734-936-3395
ulam-ivac@umich.edu

MDRC Chemistry Laboratory

provides assays related to diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension for short-term and long-term human and animal studies.

Michigan Diabetes Center (MDRC) Molecular Genetics Core (MGC)

applies genetic methodologies to research questions related to diabetes.

David P. Olson, MD, PhD
734-232-8205
dpolson@med.umich.edu

Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center (MiHMC)

provides analyses aimed at understanding musculoskeletal health.

Karl Jepsen, PhD

kjepsen@med.umich.edu

Michigan Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) Animal Phenotyping Core

provides phenotyping services for models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity, and related metabolic diseases.

Micro & Nano Computed Tomography Advanced Imaging Core

provides 3-D imaging and quantitative analysis of structures/materials, including metals, silica-based chips and plastics.

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Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) Microvascular Complications Core

provides microvascular phenotyping of models of diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease.

Pharmacokinetic and Mass Spectrometry Core

maintains mass spectrometry instruments and the technical expertise to design quantitative assays for drug-like compounds.

Physiology Phenotyping Core (PPC)

provides phenotyping services for animal models, with a primary focus on mouse and rodent models of disease.

Daniel Michele, PhD

dmichele@umich.edu

Platelet Pharmacology and Physiology Core

facilitates blood collection, pharmacological equipment usage and training services.

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Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)

provides a variety of laboratory animal services.

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
734-764-0277
ulam-questions@umich.edu

Total Cores: 20