Director: Kent Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Video: Learn more about the expertise and resources offered to support Cancer Center researchers
from Kent Lloyd, director of the Mouse Biology Shared Resource.
The goal of Mouse Biology Shared Resource is to meet the needs of UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators, utilizing genetically-altered mice for basic, clinical and translational research.
The Mouse Biology Shared Resource offers many services, including:
- Mouse Model Creation Services (generation of knockout and transgenic mouse strains, gene targeting by homologous recombination in embryonic stem (ES) cells, procurement, importation and rederivation to generate pathogen-free mice, strain cryopreservation and resuscitation, assisted reproduction procedures)
- Mouse Husbandry and Maintenance Services (colony management, health surveillance and disease prevention, sharing and distribution of strains)
- Mouse Phenotyping Services (gross and microscopic pathology, small animal imaging procedures)
The Mouse Biology Shared Resource coordinates the activities of a number of campus resources to serve researchers using genetically altered mice as models for the study of cancer. These campus resources include the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program, the M3 Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Barrier Facility, the Teaching and Research Animal Care Services, the Mutant Mouse Pathology Laboratory, the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, the Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center, the Knock Out Mouse Project Repository, the Knockout Mouse Production and Phenotyping Project, and the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center.