Overview:The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is a coordinated, campus-supported teaching, research, and service resource of infrastructure and fundamental expertise directed at developing, promoting, and enhancing the use of mouse model systems for understanding and resolving biological problems.
Established in 1997, the goal of the MBP is to meet the needs of investigators utilizing genetically-altered mice for basic, clinical, and translational research. The mission of the MBP is to strive for excellence by focusing on hypothesis-driven research that advances health, well-being, and performance, and to educate and train the next generation of faculty, residents, graduate students, and veterinary students in the application of genetically-altered mice.
The Mouse Biology Program consists of an interdisciplinary group of collaborating scientists and technical staff who provide products and service including, but not limited to ES cell cloning, genetic analysis and screening, microinjection and mouse colony management, artificial reproductive techniques and cryopreservation, behavior, metabolic, and pathology phenotyping and microimaging, infectious disease diagnostics and animal health care, bioinformatics, and archival and distribution of ES cells, germplasm, and live mice to the scientific community. The program is engaged in development and optimization of advanced technology that improves, expands, and refines the use of genetically-altered mice.