Business Administration Group
The MBP Administrative Group handles all administrative aspects of the program - Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Billing, Accounts Receivable, and site-based Personnel activities. MBP Grant administration is coordinated by The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM).
Phenotyping & Analytics Group
The Phenotyping & Analytics Group provides services that benefit investigators using genetically-altered mice. Most activities are performed within the MBP Phenotyping Center. This group also coordinates the logistics of any services outsourced to other areas such as the Comparative Pathology Laboratory.
Vivaria & Veterinary Care Group
The Vivaria and Veterinary Care Group provides a variety of unique services, including rederivation, specialty microsurgeries and procedures, veterinary diagnostics, treatment, preventative medicine, colony management, and mutant mouse shipping and handling; making the MBP the only advanced resource for the oversight and care of genetically-altered mice on campus.
Laboratory Operations Group
The Laboratory Operations Group combines the key mutant mouse production elements of the MBP into a cohesive and highly coordinated operational unit represented by three laboratories:
- Murine Stem Cell Laboratory (MSCL) provides homologous recombination and gene targeting in ES cells, ES cell line creation, expansion and maintenance as well as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell cloning.
- Murine Genetic Engineering Laboratory (MGEL) provides targeting and transgenic vector design, construction and genotypic analysis of vectors, Embryonic Stem (ES) cells and mutant mice.
- Murine IVF, Cryopreservation Microinjection Laboratory (MICM) offers transgenic, whole body and conditional knockout, knockin, and knockdown mutant mouse model creation, germplasm preservation, analysis, and assessment, specialized artificial reproductive (IVF, ICSI) services and techniques, as well as cryoarchiving, cryobanking, and cryorecovery services.
Information Services Group
The Information Services Group coordinates MBP operational support. These areas include:
- Information Technologies which involves database and server management, web services, and systems administration, hardware and software support.
- Marketing and Outreach who coordinates media inquires, social media, trade shows, and program related collateral production.
Project Management Group
The Project Management Group is led by Renee Araiza and includes three complimentary functions.
- Repository Information Management oversees access to and maintenance of the entire MBP inventory of over 50,000 mutant alleles cryoarchived as vectors, ES cells, and germplasm, including shipping and handling of products requested by researchers.
- PI Concierge Services serves as the primary user interface between the MBP and the campus community, introducing first time as well as helping repeat customers to determine their specific needs for research, teaching, training, etc.
- Project Coordination schedules, facilitates, and troubleshoots MBP laboratory activities to ensure that investigators’ projects proceed according to original specifications and in a timely fashion.