Outage Notice

Posted on November 3, 2022

NOTICE: This website,, will have a brief outage on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT, lasting approximately 15 minutes. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.Read more

Return to Full Operations

Posted on December 28, 2020

Return to full operations.  While taking all necessary precautions to avoid the omicron virus, the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program is now operating under “Phase4” conditions as it continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Gene targeting, genome editing, cryorecoveries, and other projects are now fully underway, customer and technical…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

Now Available CRISPR/Cas9 for Rats!

Posted on February 10, 2020

The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is proud to make available genome editing in rats using CRISPR/Cas9 as a service to campus researchers. In addition to CRISPR mice, the MBP can now design, establish, and expand genome-edited rat models for your research. Rats studies can be advantageous for sequential blood and tissue sampling, especially in longitudinal drug studies. Rats are also valuable…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