Transgenic Zebrafish Core Laboratory


brainbow zebrafish

The Transgenic Zebrafish Core Laboratory functions to facilitate use of zebrafish as a vertebrate model system for basic and biomedical science and comparative genomics. Services, equipment, and resources are available to investigators associated with Augusta University or the University System of Georgia on a fee-for-service basis.

Located within the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CA-3045), the Zebrafish Core Laboratory is equipped to maintain ~50,000 adult fish (3000 aquaria) in a temperature and light-controlled environment. A dedicated staff ensures continuity of care, breeding, and quality embryo production. Core Laboratory microscopes, imaging equipment, and computers (see Instrumentation) are available for use by all Augusta University research laboratories.

Services:

  • consultation
  • embryo production
  • transgenics
  • maintenance of wild-type, transgenic and
    mutant lines
  • technical assistance and training
  • pilot projects and feasibility studies