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Animal Care & Imaging

Animal Care Facilities
A 37,000 square foot, AAALAC-accredited animal care facility is staffed by research veterinarians and certified technicians. It provides two BSL-3 laboratories, specialized rooms for housing animals in isolation, and several special procedure rooms. The facility can house a variety of species including dogs, cats, pigs, mice, rats, and guinea pigs. An off campus farm houses larger animals such as cows, sheep, and goats. Two Louisiana locations provide access to non-human primates: the Tulane National Primate Center and the New Iberia Research Center.

Animal Imaging Facility
The Small Animal Imaging Facility is a state of the art center for molecular imaging located within the barrier facility of the Animal Resources Program. The facility offers micro-positron emission tomography (microPET), micro-computed assisted tomography (microCT), and optical imaging including in vivo chemiluminescence and fluorescence imaging capabilities. Isotopes for the microPET are provided to investigators by the Biomedical Research Foundation.