The UNC Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility provides zebrafish husbandry and training services to researchers at UNC-CH. This facility operates as an IACUC Satellite Animal Facility with veterinary care provided by DLAM. The Faculty Director of the facility is Dr. Jiandong Liu.
The following services are available:
- Zebrafish embryos (several wild-type and transgenic lines available)
- Facilities for zebrafish microinjection and light stereomicroscopy
- Training for zebrafish embryo handling, microinjection, and light stereomicroscopy
Embryos are available Tuesday through Friday, with training available on Fridays only. Assistance with phenotypic assessments should be prearranged with Dr. Liu.
Fees collected for use of this core facility provide support for the supplies, maintenance, and operating expenses associated with the facility. To view the current fee schedule, please click here. For each project, users will initially pay a single training fee that covers costs associated with establishment of animals stocks and equipment maintenance, plus two training sessions provided by a facility manager. Subsequent to that, users will be charged for embryos used to perform experiments on a given day.
Reservations for embryos or microinjector use must be made in advance with facility staff, and cancellations must be made at least 3 days in advance.
Please direct inquiries to Jiandong Liu (Faculty Director) or Michelle Ortwine (Manager):
Jiandong Liu, PhD
Michelle Ortwine firstname.lastname@example.org
UNC Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility
024 Glaxo Research Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 843-5370