Animal Models and Phenotyping Core

Dr. Kenneth Eilertsen

Dr. Kenneth Eilertsen

The Animal Models Subcore will provide expertise and services for:

  • Design and construction of transgenes
  • Design and construction for targeted mutagenesis approaches
  • Production of transgenic mice
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Cryopreservation
  • Pathogen Free Rederivation of Mice and Rats
  • AAV Vector Construction
  • Genotyping

Dr. Christopher Morrison

Dr. Christopher Morrison

The Animal Phenotyping Subcore will provide expertise and services for:

  • Metabolic and behavioral equipment setup and use
  • Experimental design
  • Promethion and TSE data analysis
  • Video tracking analysis
  • Telemetry implantation and surgical support

As a reminder, please acknowledge support from the Pennington/Louisiana Nutrition Obesity Research Center – Animal Models & Phenotyping Core in your Publications by citing NIDDK Grant Number P30DK072476. Example: This work was partially supported by a NORC Center Grant # P30DK072476 entitled “Nutrition and Metabolic Health Through the Lifespan” sponsored by NIDDK.


Sub-Core I Animal Models

Kenneth J. Eilertsen, Director

Services Offered:

  • Design and construction of transgenes
  • Design and construction for targeted mutagenesis approaches
  • Production of transgenic mice
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Cryopreservation
  • Pathogen Free Rederivation of Mice and Rats
  • AAV Vector Construction
  • Genotyping

Procedures in Development:

  • Adenovirus constructs for cell specific Cre expression
  • CRISPR and related technologies

Sub-Core II Animal Metabolism and Behavior

Christopher Morrison, Associate Director

Services Offered:

  • Metabolic and behavioral equipment setup and use
  • Experimental design
  • Promethion and TSE data analysis
  • Video tracking analysis
  • Telemetry implantation and surgical support

Procedures in Development:

  • Direct technical assistance with in vivo procedures or tissue collection