for assistance call: 1-888-673-3444
 June 16, 2015
NATURE news:  

Reproducibility White Paper

New MUMC Website!
 April 06, 2015

The MU Metagenomics Center recently launched a new website – please visit us at:
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Microbiota Characterization
 April 02, 2015
The gut microbiota (GM) is now recognized as a key factor in health and disease.  Differences in the composition of the gut microbiota of research animals may contribute to altered phenotypes or poor reproducibility of animal-based studies.  Culture-independent techniques such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow in-depth characterization of the gut microbiota.  The MMRRC now offers a full line of NGS-related services including fecal DNA extraction, 16S rDNA gene sequencing, and informatics analysis to researchers using mouse models.  For more information, please see here or contact

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Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association
 June 01, 2013

One Medicine: Collaborative Research on Human & Animal Disease for the Betterment of Both
Craig L. Franklin, DVM, PhD .......... 195

A Brief History of Animal Modeling
Aaron C. Ericsson, DVM, PhD, Marcus J. Crim, DVM & Craig L. Franklin, DVM, PhD .......... 201

New York Times Article Misleads on the Value of Mouse Models
Catherine E. Hagan, DVM, PhD .......... 206

The Mighty Mouse: The Impact of Rodents on Advances in Biomedical Research
Elizabeth C. Bryda, PhD .......... 207

The Laboratory Animal Veterinarian: More than just a Mouse Doctor
Cynthia G. Alvarado, DVM & Lonny M. Dixon, DVM .......... 223


The MMRRC offers one-on-one consultation for biomedical researchers who need assistance with all aspects of the development, acquisition, maintenance, and characterization of mouse models. We have extensive scientific expertise in the areas of genetics, reproduction, breeding, colony management, health monitoring, cryopreservation, cryorecovery, and phenotyping. To request a consultation with our experts, email us at with your contact information and a brief summary of the nature of your project and model. 

General questions about mouse ordering, shipping and pricing, contact: 

Customer Service
Phone: 1-888-673-3444 or 573-884-6076
Fax: 573-882-9857

For specific questions about colony management, health monitoring, biosecurity and phenotypes, contact:
Mr. Joe Waterman, Project Manager
Phone: 573-884-8407


Dr. Craig Franklin, DVM, PhD, dACLAM, Rodent Pathologist
Phone: 573-882-6623

For specific questions about strain genetics, genotyping protocols and ES cells, contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Bryda, PhD, Molecular Geneticist
Phone: 573-882-5504

For specific questions about cryobiology procedures, contact:

Dr. Yuksel Agca, DVM, PhD, Reproductive Biologist and Cryobiologist
Phone: 573-884-0311

For more information about the MMRRC, including strains available, please visit: