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Animal Quarters Core Laboratory


Animal Quarters (AQ) provides safe and sanitary facilities for animal research projects in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, National Institutes of Health Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the UAF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Housed animals include arctic ground squirrels, laboratory mice, red-backed voles, syrian hamsters, American widgeon, northern shovelers, lesser scaup, greater scaup, northern pintail, green-winged teal, zebrafish, sticklebacks, bettas, and black bears.



    Member: Jack, Jason
    Role: AQ/LARS Animal Care Supervisor



Organisms and Viruses

  • American wigeon ( Anas )

  • Domesticated caribou ( Rangifer tarandus )

    Used to study digestion. Ruminants. Seasonal breeders.

  • Mallard ( Anas )

  • Northern shoveler ( Anas )

  • OCD mouse ( Mus musculus )

    Used to study obsessive compulsive disorder and nest building behavior. Includes high nest builders and low nest builders.

  • Pintail ( Anas )

  • Wild American black bear ( Ursus americanus )

    Hibernators; housed in outdoor hibernacula. Used to study muscle atrophy; cardiovascular, reproductive, and nervous system physiology; body weight regulation; seasonal breeding.

  • Wild arctic ground squirrel ( Urocitellus parryii )

    Housed in environmental chambers or semi-natural outdoor hibernacula; also in the field. Hibernators. Used to study muscle atrophy; cardiovascular, reproductive, and nervous systems; body weight; hibernation; seasonal breeding.

  • Wild caribou ( Rangifer tarandus )

    Ruminant; used to study digestion, nutrition, and seasonal breeding.

  • Wild muskox ( Ovibos moschatus )

    Ruminant; used to study digestion, nutrition, and seasonal breeding.

  • Wild three-spined stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus )

    Used to study cold acclimation and mitochondrial biogenesis.




  • DSI Dataquest A.R.T. System ( Software )

    "One of DSI acquisition and analysis system’s that allows researchers to monitor and collect physiologic data from conscious, freely moving laboratory animals. Physiological parameters that are monitored by DSI Transmitters and transmitted via radio frequency signals to a variety of DSI receivers can be collected and analyzed by Dataquest A.R.T.

    DSI’s Dataquest A.R.T.™ system collects digital data with accuracy, reliability and ease, and maintains digital data from the receiver to the computer to optimize data integrity throughout the system. The entire family of PC-based Dataquest A.R.T.™ software, including Dataquest® OpenART and A.R.T. Analysis is ideal for collecting telemetry information, no matter the number or size of animals being studied. Sampling rate, calibrations, implant type, animals monitored, extracted features, and other protocol settings can be easily selected using a Windows® graphical user interface."

    Possible measurements include: heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, EEG, EMG, EKG, and body temperature

  • Intuit QuickBase ( Software )

    Animal database, customized in house for animal colony management.

  • Lithonia Synergy System MLS/MLX ( Software )

    PC-based Windows application used to configure and monitor environmental control system equipped with MLX controllers. Allows on-site or remote programming and configuration of all system parameters and schedules (e.g. day length, light intensity, etc.).

  • Siemens Apogee System ( Software )

    Environmental control system used to configure and monitor HVAC parameters (e.g. ambient temperature, ventilation, etc).

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Last updated: 2012-03-05T13:26:47.075-06:00

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