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Animal Core Facility

The animal Core facility is established to foster excellence in pancreatic cancer research of junior investigators and other biomedical researchers of the campus. 

The Core services include: 

  • Animal care
  • Protocol development
  • Training for researchers
  • Adherence to IACUC regulation 

Core Director
Dr. Steven Qian, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Dr. Qian has serves as manager of the College of Health Profession’s Animal Facility for about  a decade. He develops experimental protocols for small animals, trains graduate students and postdocs to conduct animal studies, oversees animal husbandry, breeding and procurement, and works to ensure safety and regulatory compliances.  He pursues animal model studies in his research, supported by two National Institutes of Health R15 grants.   


Animal Core Facility Manager
Dr. Jodie Haring 

Dr. Haring has worked with animals in research for 16 years, the majority of which with small animal models.  Her role in the COBRE Animal Facility includes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Facility, helping to develop protocols, and providing training to researchers. 


Animal Core Facility Fee Structure


  • Manager:  $34.70/hr
  • Injections: $1.25 each
  • Weights: time
  • Daily welfare/food and water checks: $1/cage/week of study
  • Gavage:  $6 each
  • Blood draw: $6 each
  • Tumor measurements: time
  • Ultrasound: time
  • Organ/tumor harvest: time
  • Protocol/manuscript/grant writing: time
  • Researching and ordering specialty supplies: time

Per Diem

  • .95/day:  includes bedding, food, water, cage washing, room and  IVC rack consumables

CORE Facility will also stock/order commonly-used consumables (upon request).



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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:38:50 PM
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