Animal Research Cores Family

Image: Mouse intestinal lumen by Qi Yan Ang

UCSF cores facilitate research involving the use of animals. In addition to a range of services, they also offer guidance for humane care and experimental design, and, in some cases, access to external laboratories.

Contact the cores directly to see how they can help you. The list of resources on this family page is not exhaustive.

Animal Care

Mouse Model Generation

Metabolic and Behavioral Analyses

Tissue Preparation and Analysis

  • Cryopreservation Core: sperm and embryo cryopreservation
  • Biospecimen Processing Lab: tissue collection and prep, blood smear prep and automated cell counting, cytospin prep and stain, external laboratory testing, consultations
  • Preclinical Therapeutics Core (HDFCCC): preparation and administration of agents, monitoring tumor burden and response to therapy, tissue collection and banking, experimental design
  • UCSF Viracore: lentiviral reagents and preparation, CRISPR libraries, AAV serotypes, training and education