Welcome to the Animal Studies Core Facility

The Animal Studies Core (ASC) offers skilled technicians that provide technical services for reproducible experimentation in small laboratory animals at UNC.

Services include small animal injection and surgical models, colony management, optical imaging, traditional therapeutic and gene therapy approaches, tumor transplantation and tumorigenicity testing, pharmacologic and pharmacodynamic assessment, experimental design and protocol assistance, and production of nu/nu and NSG mice.

We strive to provide a seamless approach in working with the IACUC, DCM and other core facilities on campus.

Please contact us to discuss your project needs.


Acknowledgement and Citations:

  • All work provided by the Animal Studies Core which is included in a publication record should acknowledge the contribution of the core facility.  Proper acknowledgment of our core facility enables us to obtain financial and other support so we may continue to provide essential services in the best ways possible.  It would be appreciated if you sent a copy of the accepted manuscript and/or published paper to animalstudiescore@unc.edu.  This will allow us to demonstrate our impact to the UNC Community.
  • If any facility personnel makes a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication they deserve recognition just as any other co-author.  This is essential for the professional development of our staff.  We recommend scientists follow the “ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts.”

Please include the text  below in your publication acknowledgements:

Animal studies were performed within the UNC Lineberger Animal Studies Core Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is supported in part by an NCI Center Core Support Grant (CA16086) to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center