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Laboratory Animal Care Unit (LACU)

The Laboratory Animal Care Unit (LACU) functions as a full-service core supported by the Office of Research, serving all animal related research on the UTHSC campus. The core operates several animal facilities throughout the campus, to best serve the individual research departments and to maintain health status of the colonies. Our primary focus is to provide high-quality care and housing of study animals and provide an environment in which our investigators can develop, maintain and advance their specific research needs using animals. We are committed to providing quality animal care and ensuring the humane usage of animals on the UTHSC campus. Our program and facilities are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) since 1993.


Oct 17, 2023