NIA Requests Information on Anticipated Needs for the Mutant Mouse Aging Colony


Notice Number:  NOT-AG-11-002

Key Dates

Release Date:   January 10, 2011

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Purpose

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) supports colonies of aged rodents for use in biogerontology research, including a small colony of mutant and transgenic mice (http://www.nia.nih.gov/ResearchInformation/ScientificResources/NIAMutantMouseAgingColony/).  The mutant mouse aging colony consists of four lines: Snell Dwarf mice, Ames Dwarf mice, a GFP reporter transgenic line, and the mutant alpha-synuclein transgenic line B6;C3H-Tg (Prnp-SNCA)M83/Vle.  This Notice is to inform the biogerontology research community that the mutant mouse aging colony will be discontinued, and provide an opportunity for researchers to alert the NIA of their anticipated needs for mice from the mutant mouse aging colony for the next two years.

The mutant mouse aging colony is slated to end no later than September 2013 and perhaps earlier, and will not be renewed.  To best meet the needs of grantees, we request that anyone who plans to use mice from the mutant mouse aging colony send the following information via email to Dr. Nancy Nadon no later than March 1, 2011: 

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries and comments to:

Dr. Nancy Nadon, Chief, Biological Resources Branch
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Ave., GW 2C231
Bethesda MD 20892
301-402-7744
nadonn@nia.nih.gov


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