UAB Small Animal Microsurgical Core Facility

Research Administration Centers and Cores UAB Small Animal Microsurgical Core Facility

UAB Small Animal Microsurgical Core Facility

Directory Category: Institutional Core

The UAB Small Animal Microsurgical Core Facility (UMCF) was originally established by the Departments of Medicine and Surgery in 2007 with the assistance of an HSF-GEF award to fulfill an acute need for complex rodent microsurgical services in a cost-effective and timely manner on the UAB campus. The UMCF is now supported by the P30 funded UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research and other extramural grants. Specific procedures include organ transplantation, models of ischemia reperfusion injury, cannulations, and other microvascular procedures. The core also provides customized surgical services for individual investigators. By providing critical pre-clinical research capabilities, the UMCF serves as a unique venue for collaborations among investigators across unit boundaries on the UAB campus and around the country.