Animal Core

The Animal Core is the gateway to all Phenotyping Cores involving mice for phenotyping services, and the principal functions are: 1) Provision of high quality animal housing, husbandry, and health care by veterinarians and staff, 2) Processing of animal acquisition, quarantine, and health testing in preparation for phenotyping studies, 3) Coordination of standard quarantine screening (5 weeks) and accelerated quarantine screening (3 weeks) involving microbiological testing, 4) Transfer of mice between different Phenotyping Cores, and 5) Provision of special diet and animal procedures.


George J. DeMarco MS,DVM, DACLAM
Director of Animal Medicine & Professor of Pathology
55 Lake Avenue North
Phone: (508) 856-3150
Fax: (508) 856-5174



Valerie Romer, B.S., RLATG
Import/Export Coordinator
55 Lake Avenue North
Phone: (508) 856-8084
Fax: (508) 856-1332

 Valerie Romer


University of Massachusetts Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor, Suite 1041
Worcester, MA 01605