The Zebrafish Lab offers the combination of low cost, rapid in vivo analysis and complex vertebrate biology. Zebrafish are closer to humans evolutionarily than yeast or insects or worms and experiments are faster and less costly than those using mice. This model system supports research in many research areas, including molecular genetics of cardiac development, heart disease, neurogenetics, cell signaling pathways, and genetics of cancer prevention, and is an excellent teaching tool to support research training programs.
The Zebrafish Lab will provide consultative and fee for services to basic, translational and clinical investigators; for example, animal husbandry, embryo DNA microinjection, generation of transgenic models, morpholino knockdown, in vivo chemical screening strategies, and other custom services, as needed. All services are charged on an hour-by-hour consultation basis. For more information, please contact the core leader directly.