The laboratory animal facility encompasses 22,810 sq. ft. of dedicated animal space in several buildings on the La Jolla campus. The animal facility provides housing for specific pathogen free (SPF) rodents, frogs and Zebrafish. Trained animal care technicians provide expertise in animal husbandry, transgenic and knockout mouse breeding colony maintenance and assistance with routine technical procedures.
Our animal research program is accredited by AAALAC International (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Participating in the AAALAC accreditation program and meeting their rigorous standards demonstrates our commitment to humane and responsible animal research and our dedication to good science.