Rate Announcement

Posted on August 28, 2023

Mouse Biology Program is in the process of an across the board rate review, affecting MBP, MMRRC at UC Davis, MMPC at UC Davis, GMRC, and MBSR. Our rates will be updated as early as October 1, 2023. Orders submitted prior to that date will not be affected, however fees…Read more

New Research: The Critical Role of TAD Boundaries in Genome Function and Organism Development

Posted on May 2, 2023

Imagine the genome as a city with different neighborhoods, each having its function. Topologically associating domain (TAD) boundaries are like the fences that separate these neighborhoods, maintaining distinct regulatory territories. Disruption of these boundaries may interfere with regular gene expression and cause diseases, but the full impact remains unclear. Researchers…Read more

Genome-wide screening reveals the genetic basis of mammalian embryonic eye development.

Posted on April 3, 2023

Mutant mouse genetic modifications have revolutionized biomedical research, enabling scientists to study specific gene mutations and their effects on biological processes. This study used data mining to investigate congenital abnormalities underlying the Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia, and Coloboma (MAC) spectrum disease, a group of eye malformations that cause childhood visual impairment. The…Read more

Mouse Biology Program and UC Davis Health awarded nearly $4 million to study models of obesity and diabetes

Posted on January 24, 2023

By Claudia Coons The UC Davis Health Department of Surgery has received $3.75 million to launch a high-profile center where researchers can study metabolic disorders using mouse models. The goal is to learn more about the same diseases in humans. The National Center for Metabolic Phenotyping of Mouse Models of Obesity and…Read more

Annual Stakeholder Report 2020-2021

Posted on September 30, 2020

Launching the Next Decade of Service This past year (2020-2021) marks 22 years since the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (MBP) began serving the mouse modeling needs of the campus community. Now entering its 23rd year, the MBP remains the only one-stop in-house resource of unique expertise, services, and training…Read more

NIH Grant to Create Humanized Mice Susceptible to COVID-19

Posted on August 5, 2020

By Andy Fell on August 3, 2020, in Human & Animal Health The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant of $1.2 million to the Mouse Biology Program at the University of California, Davis, to create mice that are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus. The goal is to create mice…Read more

UC Davis receives $6.7M for 5-year renewal of its NIH Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Center

Posted on May 1, 2020

It is well understood in biomedical research community that mice are a preferred mammalian disease model because of their high genetic homology with humans, rapid reproduction, efficient housing and husbandry, easily characterized phenotypes, and well developed resources and tools for genetic manipulation. As the need for genetically engineered mice grows…Read more

MBP Now A Special Research Program Under Office Of Research

Posted on February 28, 2020

As the Mouse Biology Program (MBP) begins its third decade of service as a scientific resource for campus researchers, we are pleased to announce that effective March 1st we will join the UC Davis Office of Research. This move will place MBP in a better position to support the needs…Read more

MMRRC Announces Acquisition of KOMP Repository

Posted on February 10, 2020

The Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC), the official National Institute of Health (NIH) repository of mouse models, is pleased to announce the availability of genetically-altered mice and embryonic stem (ES) cells made as part of the NIH Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) and previously maintained in the KOMP Repository.…Read more