The physiology core facility provides basic and biological researchers with a central resource for creating models of animal physiology and pathophysiology. While our main focus is exploring the effects of cardiovascular disease and cancer in rodents, we can provide support to any aspect of animal research. We offer both invasive and non-invasive techniques for collecting in vivo physiological data. We provide:
Our staff has extensive surgical experience with a variety of animal models, strains, species and techniques. We can evaluate your needs and provide technical assistance with experimental design and technical training.
Researchers may request our trained facility staff to perform techniques or may use the available equipment themselves once trained. Once approved, researchers can use the Booked electronic scheduling platform to remotely reserve stations or equipment.
USD and USD-affiliated researchers may use for the facility for free. External charge rates may apply for outside entities. Contact Core Manager Jessica Freeling at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote or details about available services.
The Physiology Core Facility works with researchers to use available equipment in new ways to accomplish research goals.
Provides researchers with the necessary equipment to perform survival or non-survival rodent procedures.
Enables the collection of high-resolution microultrasound images for cardiovascular and cancer research in the rodent model.
Provides several imaging modality options. Extracted whole rodent organs or tissues, such as tumors, can be imaged with high resolution. Live animals may be tagged with near-infrared fluorescent probes to target tissues of interest.
Provides workspace for tissue collection.