The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA research enterprise and includes faculty members with a broad array of basic, translational, and clinical research interests in areas that include Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Immunology/Inflammation, Metabolism, Neuroscience, and Regenerative Medicine. Departmental researchers seek to better understand disease pathogenesis and translate these findings to the clinic. Departmental research has continued to thrive and grow over the past decade. Faculty publish their findings in many of the top biomedical journals such as Cell, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Nature Immunology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   

All veterinary and technical staff are located on site and available at all times. Animal technicians and veterinary technicians monitor animal health daily including weekends and holidays. Veterinarians examine animals that are reported as sick or injured and conduct routine facility rounds at least weekly. If animals exhibit any indications of illness, injury or distress, veterinary staff confers with research personnel to recommend and agree on appropriate treatment or euthanasia.

Facility staff ensure animals receive fresh food, water and clean bedding on a regular basis (weekly, bi-weekly or more often). Animal care staff carry out routine husbandry procedures including changing cages, feeding and watering. Animals are checked daily by animal care staff to assess their health condition. Animal care and veterinary attention is available 24/7, 365 days a year on an on-duty or on-call basis.

Three dedicated facilities are available for the breeding and maintenance of mice. Dedicated technical personnel with expertise in breeding colony management are available to provide breeding services and consultation.

For more information, please visit the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine site.

Last updated
December 5, 2023