The rapidly developing advancements in modern imaging technology requires ever more sophisticated animal models. This lends to cooperative efforts between experts in imaging and those with specialized skills in modeling human disease in animals. Hence an Animal Model and Care Core with expertise in a variety of animal models, procedures and husbandry will add to the overall synergy of the program. The Core aims to i) provide advice and expertise in experimental design, ii) assist in the preparation of animal protocols and amendments and coordinate with Environmental Health and Safety when appropriate, iii) streamline the acquisition and transfer of animals, and iv) provide procedural assistance as needed. The two main species in the ICMIC are mice and rabbits. To accomodate this need the work with mice will be coordinated at the John and Rebecca Moores Comprehensive UCSD Cancer Center. This new building has a state of the art vivarium that is located on the same level as the Small Animal Imaging Resource. The proximity of these two vital functions enhances the synergy to optimize the timing of the imaging in the sophisticated models. The rabbits will be housed in the Clinical Teaching Facility. The personnel of the Core will be able to provide assistance to the investigators that are using each of these facilities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50CA128346-05
Application #
8379730
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-SRRB-9)
Project Start
Project End
2014-08-31
Budget Start
2012-09-01
Budget End
2013-08-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$68,518
Indirect Cost
$24,929
Name
University of California San Diego
Department
Type
DUNS #
804355790
City
La Jolla
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92093
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