UMKC Laboratory Animal Center

UMKC Laboratory Animal Center

We worked closely with representatives of the University of Missouri-Kansas City to provide architectural and engineering plans that were included in an NIH Grant to build a new laboratory animal facility in the new Health Sciences Building on the University’s Hospital Hill campus.  We recently completed phase I of the $14 million, 15,000 GSF Central Animal Facility.  This facility has the capacity to produce and maintain genetically engineered rodents in order to provide the infrastructure to meet the qualitative and quantitative animal resource needs of UMKC’s emerging biomedical programs.  This will facilitate the success of investigators in the areas of bone marrow stem cell gene therapy, osteoporosis and bone metastasis, diabetes, shock/trauma, autoimmune diseases, neural diseases, and cardiovascular disorders, which would lead to significant advances in clinical treatment for the diseases. 

This facility will position UMKC’s research programs at the forefront of current trends in biomedical research.  In addition, the transgenic facility and the training provided to investigators will foster collaborations and generate new cooperative programs of federally funded research.