Join us as we discuss not only the basics of optogenetic mouse models but also different ways researchers are using optogenetic tools to investigate the neural circuitry underlying complex behaviors and neural diseases.
Join us as we discuss distinguishing features of spontaneous, engineered, and induced diabetic models; Validated applications of NOD/ShiLtJ and JAX® STZ-induced mice and practical husbandry tips that minimize experimental variation.
Join autism experts Dr. Jill L. Silverman and Dr. Stacey Sukoff Rizzo as they review the origin of autism research and discuss its recent rapid development. They will discuss applications of several genetic models that have been evaluated using behavioral assays, and the use of key mouse models as valuable translational tools for evaluating pharmacological interventions relevant to autism.
At times, information that can greatly improve research quality and help locate resources more quickly is not easily found in the literature. We know this can be frustrating, particularly for researchers who are new to working with mice. Join us as we share strategies for navigating available databases and discuss how mouse strain choice impacts research data quality and reproducibility.
In today's economic climate, research funding and vivarium space often are becoming increasingly limited. As a result, investigators are challenged with managing their mouse colonies more efficiently and economically.
The C57BL/6 inbred mouse (B6) is the most commonly used research strain. This strain is the most well characterized, the first to have its’ entire genome sequenced, and is the genetic background strain of choice for most targeted mutations and transgenics.