Rodent Models Core (Under Revision)

The Rodent Models Core provides technical support for the generation and characterization of transgenic and knockout strains of mice, access to expensive behavioral equipment for mice and rats that can be shared among several investigators, and expertise in the behavioral phenotyping of mouse and rat models of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and related disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). In addition, the Core is responsible for the care, feeding, and record-keeping related to the use of mice and rats by IDDRC projects and the maintenance of specific rodent models of development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. 


Albee Messing, VMD, PhD Albee Messing, VMD, PhD
Faculty Core Director
Qiang Chang, PhD Qiang Chang, PhD
Faculty Core Co-Director
Jason Pinnow Jason Pinnow
Research Program Manager
Animal Care Facility Operations
Heather Mitchell, PhD Heather Mitchell, PhD
Behavioral Core Manager