Animal Models

Our Animal Core facility provides the opportunity to conduct basic through translational research with BSL2, BSL3 and Select Agent pathogens using various small animal models. Areas of research include but are not limited to:

  • Animal model development
  • Investigational new drug screening
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Natural history of infection
  • Disease pathogenesis
  • Vaccine efficacy

Our experienced staff provide high-quality, personalized services for research with mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, cotton rats, ferrets, and rabbits. We provide detailed protocols and study reports along with documented sources of all animals and materials. All animal studies are conducted in compliance with UofL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee policies.


Our expert staff will work with you to design the most cost-effective experiment to meet your research needs. Discounts available for long-term or large-scale studies. Please contact us for current pricing, animal model availability, and up-to-date experimental options.

William E. Severson, Ph.D.
Director, Shared Resources
Center for Predictive Medicine
Phone: (502) 852-1546
Email: William Severson

Jon Gabbard, Ph.D.
Program Manager
Center for Predictive Medicine
Phone: (502) 852-1365
Email: Jon Gabbard

Animal Model Resources for Researchers Available at NIH, Animal Models of Infectious Disease

National Academies Press, Animal Models for Assessing Medical Countermeasures, 2011

National Academies Press, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition