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Veterinary Services and Animal Models

Veterinary Services and Animal Models

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Veterinary Services & Animal Models

Animal husbandry and veterinary care. Generation of animal models. Testing the effect of perturbants and/or genetic changes in behavioural, disease, and pharmacological models.

Shared Facilities:

Fly Facility
  • Description — Fly food and media for various School of Medicine labs: fly bottle; dextrose rack; molasses rack; fly cage; small, medium, large, and xl caps; fly house collection; seeded bottles.
  • Location — Beckman B367
  • Questions — Contact Todd Galitz  email, (650) 725-7659
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Stanford Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Lab (SBFNL)
  • Description — Stanford behavioral and functional neuroscience laboratory (SBFNL) will provide expertise in all aspects related to the design and implementation of behavioral experiments as well as data analysis and interpretation. The core is fully equipped to accommodate a full battery of behavioral tests relevant to learning and memory, sensory gating, place/fear conditioning, motor function, nociception, and anxiety-related behaviors. We are specialized in genetic and pharmacological phenotyping in both mouse and rat. In addition the center provides expertise in an array of acute and chronic experimental models of neurodegenerative disorders such as stroke and ischemic brain injury.
  • Location
  • Questions — Contact Mehrdad Shamloo, PhD  email, (650) 725-3152
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  • Selected References

    Mouse model of Timothy syndrome recapitulates triad of autistic traits. Bader PL, Faizi M, Owen SF, Tadross MR, Alfa RW, Bett GCL, Tsien RW, Rasmusson RL, Shamloo M. PNAS (2011; in press). PubMedID: 21878566; PMCID: PMC3174658

    Identification of a central role for complement in osteoarthritis. Wang Q, Rozelle AL, Lepus CM, Scanzello CR, Larsen DM, Crish JF, Bebek G, Ritter SY, Tamsin M. Lindstrom TM, Hwang I, Wong HH, Punzi L, Encarnacion A, Shamloo M, Goodman SB, Tony Wyss-Coray T, Goldring SR, Gobezie R, Crow MK, Holer VM, Lee DM and Robinson WH. Nature Medicine (2011; in press). PubMedID: 22057346.

    Restoration of Norepinephrine-Modulated Contextual Memory in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome. Salehi A, Faizi M, Colas D, Valletta J, Laguna J, Takimoto-Kimura R, Kleschevnikov A, Wagner SL, Aisen P, Shamloo M and Mobley WC. Sci Transl Med 18 November 2009: Vol. 1, Issue 7, p. 7ra17. PubMedID: 20368182.

Transgenic, Knockout and Tumor Model Center (TKTC)
  • Description — Mouse models for gene of interest: transgenic mouse production; targeted ES cell clone production; chimeric mouse production; sperm/embryo cryopreservation; strain rederivation; xenograft tuomr models; drug dosing; toxicity studies.
  • Location — CCSR 0137
  • Questions — Contact Hong Zeng, PhD  email, (650) 724-9556
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  • Selected References

    Site-specific recombinase strategy to create induced pluripotent stem cells efficiently with plasmid DNA. Karow M, Chavez CL, Farruggio AP, Geisinger JM, Keravala A, Jung WE, Lan F, Wu JC, Chen-Tsai Y, Calos MP. Stem Cells. 2011 Nov;29(11):1696-704. PubMedID: 21898697.

    Cortical representations of olfactory input by trans-synaptic tracing. Miyamichi K, Amat F, Moussavi F, Wang C, Wickersham I, Wall NR, Taniguchi H, Tasic B, Huang ZJ, He Z, Callaway EM, Horowitz MA, Luo L. Nature. 2011 Apr 14;472(7342):191-6. PubMedID: 21179085; PMCID: PMC3073090

    Embryonic stem cells require Wnt proteins to prevent differentiation to epiblast stem cells. ten Berge D, Kurek D, Blauwkamp T, Koole W, Maas A, Eroglu E, Siu RK, Nusse R. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Aug 14;13(9):1070-5. PubMedID: 21841791.

Veterinary Service Center (VSC)
  • Description — The Veterinary Service Center assures that the use of animals is humane and complies with all relevant policies and legal requirements. The functions of the VSC include:
    • provision of animal husbandry services
    • provision of veterinary care
    • Animal Diagnostic Lab
    • Animal Pathology/Histology Services
    • oversight of animal holding areas including laboratories where animal procedures are performed
    • procurement, acquisition, and exportation of animals for research and teaching
    • provision of technical services, training, and specialized facilities and equipment to facilitate animal research
  • Questions — Contact Felicia Gentile, VSC Business Operations Manager  email, (650) 736-4335
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