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Animal Core

The Animal Core is the gateway to all Center services involving mice, and the principal functions include 1) provision of high-quality animal housing, husbandry, and health care by veterinarians and staff, 2) processing of animal acquisition, quarantine, and health testing in preparation for Center services, 3) coordination of standard quarantine screening (3 weeks) involving microbiological testing, and 4) provision of special diets and animal procedures.


George J. DeMarco MS, DVM, DACLAM
Director of Animal Medicine & Professor of Pathology
55 Lake Avenue North
(508) 856-3150

Core Staff

Valerie Romer, B.S., RLATG
Import/Export Coordinator
55 Lake Avenue North
(508) 856-8084

Valerie Romer


University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor, Suite 1041
Worcester, MA 01605