Specialized Animal Resources Core


The Specialized Animal Resource (SAR) Module is intended to provide assistance and training in the maintenance of animal colonies with special needs. The primary focus is genetically altered mice (gene knockout or transfer) that require a clean environment, may be difficult to breed, and involve genotyping of offspring.

In addition, the module manager is available for assistance and training in experimental procedures involving most animal models.

Also, the module provides resources to conduct in vivo assessments of ocular structure and function in rodents.  Please contact Dr. Beata Jastrzebska bxj27@case.edu for instructions and training for the use of the SD-OCT and SLO instruments, Dr. Johannes Von Lintig jxv00@case.edu for the use of the ERG instrument, and Ms. Heather Butler vsrc.sar@gmail.com for the use of the OptoMotry instrument.  

The function of the SAR Module Director is to approve and supervise use of the Module facilities. All requests for Module use must be discussed with the Director, who will coordinate the schedule of the Manager.

Use of the SAR Module is limited to animals directly involved in eye research. The SAR Module Manager will oversee the daily operations of the SAR Module facility in addition to providing technical guidance and training.

The Manager will be an expert in fundamental techniques of breeding and maintenance of mice colonies along with genotyping, and preferably have prior experience training laboratory personnel.

To utilize or for pricing information please contact Heather Butler at vsrc.sar@gmail.com or 216.374.0679


Johannes von Lintig

Module Director

Department of Ophthalmology

Email: Johannes.vonlintig@case.edu

Phone: 216.368.3528

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Heather Butler

Module Manager

Department of Ophthalmology

Email: vsrc.sar@case.edu

Phone: 216.374.0679