UWBC Animal Models Core Presents at 17th Transgenic Technology Meeting: New Models Ideal for Cancer Studies

Kathy Krentz, (Core Director, Animal Models Core), attended and presented at the International Society for Transgenic Technologies meeting in Helsinki, Finland. She presented her work regarding the recovery of the Copenhagen inbred rat strain after 25 years in cryo-storage. This strain is not available commercially in the US and was frozen down on behalf of Michael Gould’s lab in 1997. This strain is an ideal model used in cancer studies as they are resistant to tumor formation making them a valuable genetic control to resolve complex genetic interactions. For more information, reach out to the Animal Models Core.

Rat models shown: brown hooded is Copenhagen, white are Sprague Dawley