August 24, 2018



The transfer of microorganisms from dirty mice to standard SPF mice can induce a number of interesting immunological changes, and now researchers have a space that they can use to carry out their necessary experiments.

In 2015, the Dirty Mouse Colony was formed to fill the needs of researchers interested in enabling the transfer of microorganisms from dirty mice to the standard SPF mouse. This facility can house your specific laboratory strains of mice with mice which carry numerous microbes, allowing you to pursue experiments in this unique model. Animals are housed in a BSL-3 containment facility which includes a stand-alone research suite with secure access through a common ante-room. The core is now open to all researchers at the University of Minnesota on a fee-for-use basis. Contact Sara Hamilton Hart ([email protected]) if you are interested in taking advantage of this unique resource. For more info click here.