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Cryopreservation and Assisted Reproduction Laboratory

Cryopreservation and Assisted Reproduction Laboratory
right arrow Offers services for banking unique strains of mice by preserving their frozen germplasm in liquid nitrogen (-196° C)
right arrow Safeguards colonies against loss due to disease outbreak, genetic drift, or mutation
right arrow A cost-effective alternative to maintaining strains no longer in use by allowing their removal from the shelf
right arrow Provides scientific support for researchers performing animal-based research
right arrow The laboratory has a storage capacity of 44,000 vials
right arrow As a back-up against any imponderable disaster, a number of vials from each strain are kept at the NCI-Frederick Central Repository

Cryobiology Laboratory
right arrow Utilizes state-of-the-art techniques that make it possible to offer different options for preserving a given mouse strain
right arrow Techniques include freezing embryos at different developmental stages, freezing ovaries, and freezing sperm
right arrow With these options we are able to cryopreserve most inbred, spontaneous mutant, or genetically engineered strains, while maintaining the genetic background and genotype

General Program Information
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Electronic Forms
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Contact Information

G. Charles Ostermeier, Ph.D. Head, Cryopreservation and Assisted Reproduction Lab Phone: 301-846-6221
Fax: 301-846-6412
Email: ostermeiergc@mail.nih.gov
Anna Moten Research Associate I
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Phone: 301-846-5155
Fax: 301-846-6190
Email: motena@ncifcrf.gov
Misty Hawes Research Associate I
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Phone: 301-846-1133
Fax: 301-846-6031
Email: hawesmy@mail.nih.gov
Jennifer Harrison Research Associate II
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Phone: 301-846-6227
Fax: 301-846-6190
Email: jharrison@ncifcrf.gov

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