NIH Renews Knockout Mouse Program (KOMP)
The Mouse Biology Program (MBP), has been awarded over $29 million from the National Institutes of Health under the next five-year phase of the Knockout Mouse Project, or KOMP. The MBP at UC Davis is the lead organization in a consortium involving research partners at The Centre for Phenogenomics in Toronto, Canada; the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, or CHORI; and Charles River Laboratories in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
The goal of this phase of the Knockout Mouse Project is to produce and phenotype knockout mouse models for up to 1,000 genes in an effort to better understand the genetic basis for diseases in humans and animals, said principal investigator Kent Lloyd, professor in the Department of Surgery in the UC Davis School of Medicine, and director of the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program
MBP Receives Designation as a Core Research Facility
The Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is pleased to announce its designation as one of the first Campus Research Core Facilities under the new UC Davis Research Core Facilities Program. This designation allows MBP to further develop and represent best practices for core facility operations and to emerge as one of the leading centers of excellence for the university.
The mission of the Research Core Facilities Program is to provide researchers at UC Davis access to state-of-the-art technologies, scientific services and training opportunities for faculty, graduate students and staff.
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