Vivarium and Transgenics

Overview of Services

The mission of the Vivarium and Transgenic Core is to develop, provide, and support high-quality mouse modeling services for the VARI investigators, collaborators, and the greater research community.  The VARI Vivarium is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a high containment barrier. All procedures are conducted according to the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The Van Andel Research Institute is AAALAC accredited.  The staff provides rederivation, surgery, dissection, necropsy, breeding, weaning, tail biopsies, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, animal data management, and health-status monitoring. Transgenic mouse models are produced on request for project-specific needs.

The Vivarium and Transgenics Core is committed to the highest of quality in animal standards and care as well as strong, dedicated support to the research community.  We understand how important providing excellence in animal care is to producing quality research.

Services Provided

  • Rederivation
  • Production of transgenic mice
  • Productions of ES cell mouse chimeras
  • Sperm and embryo cryopreservation and recovery
  • Repository of mouse lines
  • Additional services
- See more at: http://www.vai.org/en/vari/core-services/vivarium-and-transgenics.aspx#sthash.jwFS3Vrg.dpuf

The mission of the Vivarium and Transgenic Core is to develop, provide, and support high-quality mouse modeling services for the VARI investigators, collaborators, and the greater research community.  The VARI Vivarium is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a high containment barrier. All procedures are conducted according to the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The Van Andel Research Institute is AAALAC accredited.  The staff provides rederivation, surgery, dissection, necropsy, breeding, weaning, tail biopsies, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, animal data management, and health-status monitoring. Transgenic mouse models are produced on request for project-specific needs.

The Vivarium and Transgenics Core is committed to the highest of quality in animal standards and care as well as strong, dedicated support to the research community.  We understand how important providing excellence in animal care is to producing quality research.

Services Provided

  • Rederivation
  • Production of transgenic mice
  • Productions of ES cell mouse chimeras
  • Sperm and embryo cryopreservation and recovery
  • Repository of mouse lines
  • Additional services
- See more at: http://www.vai.org/en/vari/core-services/vivarium-and-transgenics.aspx#sthash.jwFS3Vrg.dpuf

The mission of the Vivarium and Transgenic Core is to develop, provide, and support high-quality mouse modeling services for VARI investigators, collaborators, and the greater research community.  The VARI Vivarium is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a high containment barrier. All procedures are conducted according to the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The Van Andel Research Institute is AAALAC accredited.  The staff provides rederivation, surgery, dissection, necropsy, breeding, weaning, tail biopsies, sperm and embryo cryopreservation, animal data management, and health-status monitoring. Transgenic mouse models are produced on request for project-specific needs.

The Vivarium and Transgenics Core is committed to the highest of quality in animal standards and care as well as strong, dedicated support to the research community.  We understand how important providing excellence in animal care is to producing quality research.

Services Provided

  • Rederivation
  • Production of transgenic mice
  • Productions of ES cell mouse chimeras
  • Sperm and embryo cryopreservation and recovery
  • Repository of mouse lines
  • Additional services

Team

Bryn Eagleson, B.S., LATG, Director, Vivarium and Transgenics

Audra Guikema, B.S., LVT, LAT, Laboratory Manager

Tristan Kempston, B.S., Research Technician

Tina Meringa, AA, Laboratory Animal Technician

 

Hours of Operation

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Links and Resources

Vivarium and Transgenics Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Bryn Eagleson, M.S., LATG
Director, Vivarium and Transgenics
 
616-234-5260
 
bryn.eagleson@vai.org
 
2004A
 
Audra Guikema B.S., LVT, RLAT
Laboratory Manager
 
616-234-5742
 
Audra.Guikema@vai.org
 
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